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Date Of Birth:
September 26, 1898
Date Of Death:
July 11, 1937 (38)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY
Gender: Male
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George Gershwin News

Date of Birth: September 26, 1898
Date of Death: July 11, 1937 (38)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Gender: Male
San Diego REP to Welcome Hershey Felder This JulySan Diego REP to Welcome Hershey Felder This July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

San Diego audience favorite Hershey Felder ("George Gershwin Alone," "Monsieur Chopin," "Beethoven," "Liszt," "An American Story," "Irving Berlin") returns to San Diego Repertory Theatre in a pre-New York engagement of "Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO." Fresh from a sold out run of "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" at the La Jolla Playhouse, Felder will now perform this signature work about America's finest conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein, which had its premiere in 2011 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Directed by Joel Zwick, "MAESTRO" plays a limited engagement from Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 17, 2016. Details for the New York presentation will be announced in April. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Ninety-Two Years Ago Today, Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE PremieresFLASH FRIDAY: Ninety-Two Years Ago Today, Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE Premieres
by Michael Dale - Feb 12, 2016

Gershwin's orchestrial jazz creation remains a quintessential piece of American music. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LPSTAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LP
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

The show's official Facebook page has just released a clip of Blake singing the title song on the vinyl from the original musical. Check out the teaser below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SHUFFLE ALONGUp on the Marquee: SHUFFLE ALONG
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2016

Broadway's Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed is a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself and 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. Previews will begin Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Promo for Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG!STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Promo for Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG!
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opened earlier this week for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle andEubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. The show has just launched a full website and promo, which you can check out below! (more...)

Utah Symphony and Ballet West Join Forces on Debussy's JEUXUtah Symphony and Ballet West Join Forces on Debussy's JEUX
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Ballet West and the Utah Symphony will share the Abravanel Hall stage on February 26 & 27 at 7:30 PM in celebration of the Orchestra's 75th anniversary season. The performance features Utah Symphony performing Debussy's "Jeux" with dancers from world-renowned Ballet West, in choreography co-commissioned by Utah Symphony as well as music by Gottschalk, Gershwin, and Ravel. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens TodayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens today, February 1st, at 10am for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. (more...)

Detroit Symphony Announces 2016-17 SeasonDetroit Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) 2016-17 Classical Season will begin in late September with a star-studded weekend including the virtuosic Hilary Hahn performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Chinese piano phenom Lang Lang performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens MondayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens Monday, February 1st at 10am for tickets to SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a 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. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

BWW Review: UNDER THE SKIN at Everyman Theatre - A Poignant and Powerful PlayBWW Review: UNDER THE SKIN at Everyman Theatre - A Poignant and Powerful Play
by Charles Shubow - Jan 28, 2016

Playwright Michael Hollinger's play is about love, family, and forgiveness. (more...)

Hershey Felder to Host Great American Songbook Sing-Along at TheatreWorks, 2/15Hershey Felder to Host Great American Songbook Sing-Along at TheatreWorks, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces a special one-night-only presentation of Hershey Felder's Great American Songbook Sing-Along. Known for his musical character creations Hershey Felder will lead audiences through 100 years of American music from George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, through Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and many more. Hershey Felder's Great American Songbook Sing-along will be performed at 7pm, Monday, February 15 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View For tickets ($50) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

MPAC to Welcome Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli, 2/27MPAC to Welcome Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Renowned jazz musicians Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli bring, 'Straighten Up and Fly Right,' a tribute performance to the legendary Nat King Cole, to Mayo Performing Arts Center on February 27, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39 - $79. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Gala Set for 4/9Princeton Symphony Orchestra Gala Set for 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is excited to announce this season's gala-a celebration of Gershwin in Paris-will be held at beautiful Jasna Polana on April 9, 2016. Attendees will be thrilled and entranced by an evening reminiscent of 1920s Paris, complete with jazz-age vibe and the music of George Gershwin performed by musicians of the PSO. Music Director Rossen Milanov will be in attendance along with fans of the orchestra, long-time supporters and recent newcomers. After-dinner dancing and a spirited auction of exquisite vacation homes and luxury items will add to the evening's excitement. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2016-17 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Houston Symphony's 2016-17 season, Andres Orozco-Estrada's third season as music director, celebrates more than a century of leadership in Houston's cultural landscape. In its 103rd year, the Houston Symphony announced the upcoming season at Jones Hall on Monday, January 25, in front of several hundred guests and supporters, emphasizing the institution's ongoing collaboration with living composers, a continued focus on new music, a renewed concentration on innovative programming, and world-class musicianship and entertainment. Houston Symphony Music Director Orozco-Estrada, Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski, and Executive Director/CEO Mark C. Hanson were on hand to unveil the new season and share their favorite highlights. (more...)


by Victor Pastor Giner - Jan 26, 2016

La Orquesta de la Radio de Colonia a cuya cabeza se sitúa el especialista en jazz y big-band Wayne Marshall interpretara, el próximo 28 de enero a las 19.30 h. en el Auditorio Nacional, las danzas sinfónicas de WEST SIDE STORY en una noche dedicada a la música americana del siglo XX organizada por La Filarmónica. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2016-17 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Houston Symphony's 2016-17 season, Andres Orozco-Estrada's third season as music director, celebrates more than a century of leadership in Houston's cultural landscape. In its 103rd year, the Houston Symphony announced the upcoming season at Jones Hall on Monday, January 25, in front of several hundred guests and supporters, emphasizing the institution's ongoing collaboration with living composers, a continued focus on new music, a renewed concentration on innovative programming, and world-class musicianship and entertainment. (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...)

Photo Flash: Musical Theater Boy Band Collabro Attends AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Musical Theater Boy Band Collabro Attends AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Members of COLLABRO, a musical theater boy band and the 2014 winners of Britain's Got Talent came to see AN AMERICAN IN PARIS last night. Check out photos from their backstage visit below! (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Launch 2016 American Composers Festival, 2/4Pacific Symphony to Launch 2016 American Composers Festival, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

have been and where we are going? Or how certain kinds of music fit into this diverse universe of sound? These are some of the important questions that music raises, and each year, Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, attempts to shed light on the answers by exploring a different facet of American music through the American Composers Festival (ACF). This year's ACF spotlights organ music through four highly acclaimed organists and the splendor of the king of instruments—in this case, the one-of-a-kind William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, located in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Built from steel, tin, oak, poplar, maple, lead and carbon fiber, the astounding instrument found in the Symphony's concert hall required three years and 42,000 hours of labor by a team of organ builders at C.B Fisk in Gloucester, Mass., before making its debut with Pacific Symphony in 2008. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Pride Films and Plays' THE BOYS IN BRIEFS: AT THE BEACH!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Pride Films and Plays' THE BOYS IN BRIEFS: AT THE BEACH!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Pride Films and Plays' new singing quartet The Boys In Briefs makes their debut at Uptown Underground on January 26 with THE BOYS IN BRIEFS: AT THE BEACH! Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars! (more...)

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