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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
Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl to Join Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil for Opening Gala Concert, 9/21Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl to Join Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil for Opening Gala Concert, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl will join Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert, performing Gershwin's Concerto in F in his New York Philharmonic debut, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. The concert launches the New York Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season and Music Director Alan Gilbert's farewell season with a program honoring the Philharmonic's legacy of premiering important works, particularly music connected to New York City. As previously announced, the concert will also feature the New York Premiere of John Corigliano's Stomp for Orchestra and Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June LineupBlue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)


by Alix Cohen - May 26, 2016

Last Saturday night at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center presented a celebration on what would have been Ray Charles' 85th Birthday. The program was led by Musical Director and trumpeter Kenny Rampton (who once toured with the Ray Charles band), and included 10 longtime members of the icon's orchestra, along with the most recent “Rayettes” (backup singers Renee Georges, Katrina Harper, and Angela Workman). “Ray Charles Robinson, the genius of soul, his music was beyond genre,” Rampton told the audience. “Anything Mr. C. did from country to blues to the National Anthem was all Ray Charles . . .' (more...)

Bid For A Backstage Tour From SHUFFLE ALONG's Brooks Ashmanskas, Support Transport GroupBid For A Backstage Tour From SHUFFLE ALONG's Brooks Ashmanskas, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One of Broadway's funniest performers offers a backstage tour in a new Charitybuzz auction. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: A Conversation on Mixing Ballet and Tap at THE CENTER FOR BALLET AND THE ARTSBWW Dance Review: A Conversation on Mixing Ballet and Tap at THE CENTER FOR BALLET AND THE ARTS
by Caryn Cooper - May 20, 2016

On May 9th 2016, the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University curated an interesting presentation entitled: Ballet and Tap Dancing: Oil and Water? The History of Attempts to Mix Ballet and Tap as part of their public conversations series. This one featured acclaimed author, dance critic, and writer Brian Seibert. Mr. Seibert led this talk with aims of giving the audience an overview of the various attempts to fuse the two dance forms. (more...)

Hershey Felder Set for George Gershwin Event at The Jewish MuseumHershey Felder Set for George Gershwin Event at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Jewish Museum will present WISH YOU WERE HERE: GEORGE GERSHWIN on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, will speak with 'George Gershwin' as portrayed by pianist and playwright Hershey Felder. (more...)

Matrix Theatre to Host 5th Annual Cabaret with Kate Brennan & Harvey ReedMatrix Theatre to Host 5th Annual Cabaret with Kate Brennan & Harvey Reed
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?Vocalist Kate Brennan and pianist Harvey Reed present their newest cabaret show 'Dueling Favorites' with Ibrahim Jones on bass, Friday, June 10 at Matrix Theatre located at 2730 Bagley in the heart of southwest Detroit's Mexicantown. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $50. This popular show is usually a sellout and seating is limited, so call 313 967 0599 now to reserve tickets, or order online at www.matrixtheatre.org.  (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's New Star Rhiannon Giddens Gets Her First Taste of Tap DancingTWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's New Star Rhiannon Giddens Gets Her First Taste of Tap Dancing
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

Her singing has helped her win a Grammy, but her Broadway debut will require her to learn tap dancing. (more...)

BWW TV: SHUFFLE ALONG Tony Nominees Celebrate the News; Plus New Performance Footage!BWW TV: SHUFFLE ALONG Tony Nominees Celebrate the News; Plus New Performance Footage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened on April 28 on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. The musical nabbed a total of 10 Tony nominations this year, including nods for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor and Actress, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with the nominees -- hear what they had to say about the show, plus watch new performance highlights, in the video below! (more...)

VIDEOS: SHUFFLE ALONG's Grammy-Winning New Star Rhiannon Giddens Will Sub During Audra McDonald's Maternity LeaveVIDEOS: SHUFFLE ALONG's Grammy-Winning New Star Rhiannon Giddens Will Sub During Audra McDonald's Maternity Leave
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

The country blues singer will be making her Broadway debut as Lottie Gee. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Alfred Uhry, Jason Robert Brown Join Charles Aznavour To Create MY PARISKathleen Marshall, Alfred Uhry, Jason Robert Brown Join Charles Aznavour To Create MY PARIS
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

At nearly 92 years of age, the internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter is working on his first Broadway-bound musical. (more...)

Mercer County Symphonic Band to Perform Spring Concert, 5/25Mercer County Symphonic Band to Perform Spring Concert, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Mercer County Symphonic Band will present its 2016 Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theater, on the West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College (MCCC).  Admission is free. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nathan Lee Graham Goes 'GAGA FOR GERSHWIN!' at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: Nathan Lee Graham Goes 'GAGA FOR GERSHWIN!' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Nathan Lee Graham - the singular Grammy Award-winning singer, actor and bon vivant - premiered a new evening, Going Gaga For Gershwin!, at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, May 6. BroadwayWorld has photos of him in concert below! (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century ChoreographersBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century Choreographers
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 9, 2016

New York City Ballet, home to George Balanchine's vision of dance in America, is well known for commissioning new work. This devotion to innovation can result in work that runs the gamut from zestful to appalling. Case in point, the '21st Century Choreographers II' program on May 7th, 2016, which presented a hodgepodge of brilliant, ill conceived, entertaining, and 'not suited to house style'. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Concludes 'But Beautiful' Run at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Concludes 'But Beautiful' Run at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 8, 2016

Last night many beautiful people came to the concluding night of Ann Hampton Callaway's new show 'But Beautiful' at Birdland. BroadwayWorld was there for the final performance. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: Scott Dreier Triumphs with THE DORIS DAY PROJECT CDBWW Review: Scott Dreier Triumphs with THE DORIS DAY PROJECT CD
by Don Grigware - May 6, 2016

My association with Scott Dreier dates back to a cabaret for his first album named aptly Scott Dreier.  I was exceedingly impressed with his fine voice, boyish charm and affability.Then followed his show Doris and Me, which I reviewed once in Escondido and later in Los Angeles. The show about Doris Day and his love for her went beyond what I would call an ordinary cabaret presentation. He literally blew me away. It is really two shows in one: a biography of Doris's career told through the songs she made famous and then a semi-biography of Dreier, who grew up from a young age loving Doris Day, her songs, and her movies. It is the second show that makes it all work so beautifully, because, as fans of Doris Day, we see and appreciate the effects that her persona has had on all of us. As an individual Scott Dreier is expressing what we all feel, that intense love and admiration for one of the greatest screen legends of all time. (more...)

Lara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony SpaceLara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The pianist Lara Downes and the essayist Adam Gopnik come together to make an evening of music about New York City: its anthems, its atmosphere, its ambitions. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Top 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle AwardsSHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Top 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The New York Drama Critics' Circle just announced its 2015-2016 Best Play and Best Musical: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS and George C. Wolfe, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's SHUFFLE ALONG, OR THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This MonthTwo-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, continues her acclaimed concert series "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM. Returning as special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway and nightclub Raun Ruffin star, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Shows Class and Love After Tony Non-NominationTWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Shows Class and Love After Tony Non-Nomination
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

Despite not being nominated this year, six-time Tony winner is happy to celebrate. (more...)

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