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DuBose Heyward News

Date of Birth: August 31, 1885
Date of Death: July 16, 1940 (54)
Birth Place: Charleston, SC, USA
Gender: Male
Spoleto Festival USA Unveils Official 2016 Poster by Jonathan GreenSpoleto Festival USA Unveils Official 2016 Poster by Jonathan Green
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

A vibrant image celebrating Gullah culture by Charleston-based artist Jonathan Green was unveiled today by General Director Nigel Redden as the official 2016 Spoleto Festival USA poster. (more...)

Park Square's 2016-17 Season to Include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE REALISTIC JONESES & MorePark Square's 2016-17 Season to Include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE REALISTIC JONESES & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Park Square's 2016-2017 season promises to showcase Park Square at its inclusive best: (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/22/16- PORGY AND BESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/22/16- PORGY AND BESS
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2016

Today in 1942, the first revival of Porgy and Bess opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 286 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time. (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 ProgramSpoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Festival General Director Nigel Redden announces the program for the 40th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 27 through June 12, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/5-12/6/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/5-12/6/2015
by - Dec 6, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 6, 2015 - Sunday, December 6, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/6/15- Ira GershwinSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/6/15- Ira Gershwin
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2015

Happy Birthday, Ira Gershwin! A lyricist, Gershwin collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. With George he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as 'I Got Rhythm', 'Embraceable You', 'The Man I Love' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me'. He was also responsible, along with DuBose Heyward, for the libretto to George's opera Porgy and Bess. The success the brothers had with their collaborative works has often overshadowed the creative role that Ira played. However, his mastery of songwriting continued after the early death of George. He wrote additional hit songs with composers Jerome Kern ('Long Ago (and Far Away)'), Kurt Weill and Harold Arlen. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/12-9/13/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/12-9/13/2015
by - Sep 13, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 13, 2015 - Sunday, September 13, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/13/15- PORGY AND BESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/13/15- PORGY AND BESS
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2015

Today in 1943, Porgy and Bess opened at the 44th Street Theatre, where it ran for 24 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time. (more...)

Boston's Colonial Theatre, Where Broadway History Was Written, and RewrittenBoston's Colonial Theatre, Where Broadway History Was Written, and Rewritten
by Michael Dale - Sep 4, 2015

Boston's 115-year-old Colonial Theatre, where so many notable (and not so notable) Broadway-bound productions worked out their kinks and licked their wounds, will be closing in October for at least a year, its future not determined. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/10/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/10/2015
by BWW - May 10, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/10/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/03/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/03/2015
by BWW - May 3, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/03/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/26/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/26/2015
by BWW - Apr 26, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/26/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/19/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/19/2015
by BWW - Apr 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/19/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/12/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Stage Tube: Finally! Norm Lewis' WHO AM I? on PBS Tonight!Stage Tube: Finally! Norm Lewis' WHO AM I? on PBS Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Gives Sneak Peek of AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert; Airs Friday on PBS!STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Gives Sneak Peek of AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert; Airs Friday on PBS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Norm Lewis: Who Am I? (April 10 on PBS). Song selections include: 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly?' (Music by Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner); 'I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' (Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin); 'What's Going On' (Renaldo Benson, al Cleveland, and Marvin Gaye); and 'No One Is Alone' (Stephen Sondheim). (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm LewisLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with two outstanding concerts form Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuringBilly Porter (April 3) and Norm Lewis (April 10). Six-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald will host each broadcast. Details follow below. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To BroadwayFLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's hot news of Audra McDonald's big Broadway return next season! (more...)

Columbus Symphony's American Roots Celebration to Continue with PORGY AND BESS, 2/20-21Columbus Symphony's American Roots Celebration to Continue with PORGY AND BESS, 2/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

In the second installment of the Columbus Symphony's American Roots Festival, guest bass-baritone Kevin Deas returns to perform some of George Gershwin's greatest music including extensive selections from his glorious opera Porgy and Bess, including “Summertime,” “It Ain't Necessarily So,” “Bess,” and “You Is My Woman Now.” Gershwin's brilliant and bluesy Piano Concerto and an orchestral suite by jazz legend Duke Ellington paying tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. completes the bill. Led by guest conductor John DeMain, the program will also feature guest pianist Xiayin Wang, soprano Jonita Lattimore, and the Columbus Symphony Chorus. (more...)

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