George Gershwin News

Date of Birth: September 26, 1898
Date of Death: July 11, 1937 (38)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Gender: Male
Encores! Production of LADY, BE GOOD to Receive Cast Album; Track List Revealed!Encores! Production of LADY, BE GOOD to Receive Cast Album; Track List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

A cast recording of Encores! production of George and Ira Gershwin's LADY, BE GOOD will hit shelves later this fall! (more...)

Breaking News: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Be First Broadway Show to Visit THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERTBreaking News: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Be First Broadway Show to Visit THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Great news! The Tony Award-winning new Broadway musical An American in Paris just announced it willperform on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERTon Friday, September 18 at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT on CBS, marking the first Broadway performance on the new late night show. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music CoverPHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music Cover
by Michael Dale - Aug 28, 2015

The vintage photo appears on sheet music covers for selections from GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1928. (more...)

Ann Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New ArtworkAnn Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New Artwork
by Michael Dale - Aug 27, 2015

The woman who popularized The Black Bottom for white audiences is featured in the new production's artwork. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Klea Blackhurst in her return to the Birdland stage with EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW, on Monday, August 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Rachael Sage to Release 'Blue Roses Deluxe Reissue' on 8/28Rachael Sage to Release 'Blue Roses Deluxe Reissue' on 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Award-winning NYC-based artist and MPress Records founder Rachael Sage will release the Deluxe Reissue of her latest album 'Blue Roses' via MPress August 28th. The album, featuring five new tracks including the new single 'Coloring Book', will be the label's first release through a new distribution deal with Independent Label Services, which is partnered with Caroline Distribution & Universal Music Group. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONGPhoto Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. Check out the just-released artwork for the show below and visit the official website here! (more...)

Tommy Tune & More on Tap for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Third Season of DramalogueTommy Tune & More on Tap for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Third Season of Dramalogue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks is delighted to announce that Broadway luminaries Paul Gemignani, William Ivey Long, and Tommy Tune will be interviewed live, onstage as part of its popular series,Dramalogue - Talking Theatre!This series of six programs, which explores all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists, will also feature presentations on Eugene O'Neill and Rodgers & Hammerstein, and a roundtable discussion with four directors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Klea Blackhurst Brings ALL THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW to Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Klea Blackhurst Brings ALL THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW to Broadway at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 26, 2015

Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland concert series had all the traffic Monday night as Klea Blackhurst brought her hit concert, 'Everything the Traffic Will Allow' to the Birdland stage.This is Blackhurst's loving tribute to the songs made famous by the quintessential stage personality Ethel Merman. Not an impersonator and not an impressionist, Blackhurst offered a paean to the great Broadway legend that serves as a potent and happy reminder of Merman's sheer, undeniable importance to both the history of twentieth century entertainment and the iconic composers like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Jerry Herman, who wrote songs just for her. (more...)

Northrop to Welcome Ballet West This OctoberNorthrop to Welcome Ballet West This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Minneapolis, MN -- Kicking off its 2015//16 Dance Season, Northrop at the University of Minnesota presents Ballet West on Sat, Oct 3 at 8:00 pm. The company that starred in the reality television show 'Breaking Pointe' will present a sparkling repertoire accompanied by a full, live orchestra comprised of local musicians. (more...)

GR Symphony Musicians Association to Offer Free ConcertGR Symphony Musicians Association to Offer Free Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

GR Symphony Musicians Association is excited to partner with long-time colleague in the Grand Rapids arts scene, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, to present this free hour-long concert in the beautiful Meijer Theater. We are committed now, more than ever, to sharing our love of great music and want to pay tribute to how symphony musicians in Grand Rapids have served the community since 1930. Past and present musicians of the Grand Rapids Symphony will be featured as soloists, composers, and conductors in this tribute concert. (more...)

Hershey Felder Plans Full Season of Shows at Royal George TheatreHershey Felder Plans Full Season of Shows at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Hershey Felder is setting up camp on Royal George Theatre's mainstage for a full season of shows starting September 8. The season includes the record-breaking production of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin; a new production of the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed play Jamaica, Farewell, and the Midwest premieres of London import I Found My Horn and audience favorite Baritones Unbound. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Stars Tweet in Honor of Gene Kelly's BirthdayAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Stars Tweet in Honor of Gene Kelly's Birthday
by Sally Henry - Aug 23, 2015

Legendary American triple threat performer known for his roles in musical movies SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Gene Kelly, would be celebrating his 103rd birthday today. So of course, the Broadway cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS took today to tribute the actor. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/21/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/21/2015
by BWW - Aug 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/21/2015. (more...)

Music Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome KernMusic Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Columbia Records is proud to announce the release ofThe Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, a new album from American musical legend Tony Bennett and acclaimed jazz pianist Bill Charlap, arriving Friday, September 25, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/18/15- MY FAIR LADYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/18/15- MY FAIR LADY
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2015

Today in 1981, the second Broadway revival of My Fair Lady opened at the Uris Theatre (now the George Gershwin Theatre), where it ran for 120 performances. My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well born lady. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/24Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 24-31, featuring Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Birdland Jazz Party, and more! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/14/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/14/2015
by BWW - Aug 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/14/2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Beach! 4 GIRLS 4 Comes to the Jersey Shore This WeekendBroadway at the Beach! 4 GIRLS 4 Comes to the Jersey Shore This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

When four dynamic, award-winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together in concert for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, laughter and memories.You'll be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony Award-winning shows and performances.Produced by Wayne J. Gmitter and Production Manager Patrick Rinn,4 GIRLS 4 will play at Ocean Grove on Saturday, August 15 at 8 PM. (more...)

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