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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
North American Debut of Original Compositions to be Performed in Concert by Nicolas MazmanianNorth American Debut of Original Compositions to be Performed in Concert by Nicolas Mazmanian
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Award-winning French composer and pianist Nicolas Mazmanian will give his first piano recital in North America, French Reflections on the American Dream, at the Colburn School's Mayman Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, September 9, 2016. The program features Mazmanian's original classical compositions for piano, which invite the audience into a world of fantasy, dreams, and inner romanticism. Mazmanian's accessible melodic music reflects the strong influence of French, Armenian, and American composers. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/26/2016Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/26/2016
by BWW - Aug 26, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/26/2016. (more...)

Mary Beth Cross Releases New Bluegrass EP 'Feels Like Home'Mary Beth Cross Releases New Bluegrass EP 'Feels Like Home'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Award-winning Americana-folk-bluegrass artist Mary Beth Cross has released an eight-song bluegrass EP that celebrates the importance of home in the lives of average, everyday Americans. (more...)

Acclaimed HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to Berkeley RepAcclaimed HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage when Berkeley Repertory Theatre stages a special presentation of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a play-with-music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro). Directed by Trevor Hay, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will play Tuesday, April 4 - Sunday, April 30, 2017. Subscribers to (more...)

Hershey Felder Brings Leonard Bernstein Off-Broadway in MAESTRO, Beginning Next WeekHershey Felder Brings Leonard Bernstein Off-Broadway in MAESTRO, Beginning Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

A friendly reminder! 59E59  Theaters welcomes  Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro for a limited engagement Wednesday August 31 through Sunday, October 16 with Press Opening on Sunday, September 11 at 3 PM. MAESTRO, book by Hershey Felder with music by Leonard Bernstein and others, and directed by Joel Zwick is produced by The Town Hall with Samantha F. Voxakis and Karen Racanelli. (more...)

VIDEO: Get To Know AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Leading Man, Dimitri KleiorisVIDEO: Get To Know AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Leading Man, Dimitri Kleioris
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2016

Like Robert Fairchild, the Tony-nominated originator of the role he plays in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, dancer Dimitri Kleioris had never sung professionally before stepping in as leading man at Broadway's Palace Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/18/16- MY FAIR LADYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/18/16- MY FAIR LADY
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2016

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...)

New York Philharmonic To Provide Live Music For WEST SIDE STORY and MANHATTAN Film ScreeningsNew York Philharmonic To Provide Live Music For WEST SIDE STORY and MANHATTAN Film Screenings
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

Both presentations are part of the Philharmonic's 'The Art of The Score: Film Week at The Philharmonic.' (more...)

Broadway Arranger, Composer Sam Davis Set for THE AMAS SONG SALON Next MonthBroadway Arranger, Composer Sam Davis Set for THE AMAS SONG SALON Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Song Salon will offer a special presentation with four rising Broadway talents - Sam Davis (An American in Paris), Daniel May (Flower Drum Song), Rashidra Scott (Sister Act), and A.J. Shively (Bright Star) - who will explore the art of musical orchestrating and arranging. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Young Dancers Make Broadway Debuts in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dance Class!Photo Coverage: Young Dancers Make Broadway Debuts in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dance Class!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 12, 2016

Earlier this week, the Tony Award winning hit musical, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS teamed up with Steps Dance School to offer a free dance class for kids ages 8 to 12. The class allowed the kids to make their 'Broadway debuts' on stage at the Palace Theatre. Conducted by Associate Director/Choreographer Dontee Kiehn and assisted by cast members from AN AMERICAN IN PARIS including Tony nominee Leanne Cope and Associate Choreographer Sean Kelly, the students learned some of the actual Tony Award-winning choreography by Christopher Wheeldon featured in the musical. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Keala Settle & Frank Wildhorn and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandKeala Settle & Frank Wildhorn and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 22-28, including Jazz Masters: John Abercrombie, Joey Baron, Dave Liebman, Steve Swallow, Keala Settle and Frank Wildhorn, Ken Peplowski Quartet, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOUBWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOU
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 9, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings back the original sets, costumes, and choreography for its fourth production of the 1992 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. CRAZY FOR YOU could be subtitled "Gershwin's Greatest Hits," with eighteen musical treats splendidly played by a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Music Director Dan Rodriguez. Broadway veterans and Reagle audience favorites Kirby Ward (Director) and Beverly Ward star and give a song-and-dance master class that will have you tapping your feet right along with them. CRAZY FOR YOU is a classic 1930s musical comedy, full of energy and optimism. It's just what the psychiatrist ordered! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Philharmonic's box office opens today, August 9, 2016, for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Finds Its Full Cast for U.S. Tour!AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Finds Its Full Cast for U.S. Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The producers of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, have announced the full cast for the upcoming national tour. As previously announced, Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin will be played by Garen Scribner and Sara Esty, who performed these leading roles on Broadway.  (more...)

Harand Theatre Camp Mourns Beloved Co-FounderHarand Theatre Camp Mourns Beloved Co-Founder
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Sulie Harand Friedman, co-founder of Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts, passed away Saturday evening, August 6 at the age of 97.  Sulie was preceded in death by Harand Camp co-founders - husband Byron Friedman, sister Pearl Harand Gaffin, and brother-in-law Sam Gaffin.  In addition to her legacy as a teacher, director and businesswoman through Harand Theatre Camp, Sulie was renowned for her one-woman interpretations of classic musicals. She will be remembered for her contributions to performing arts education and lasting impact on thousands of Haranders around the world. (more...)

Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This FallLang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Live From Lincoln Center -- the award-winning performing arts series presenting the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center -- today announced its lineup of broadcasts from September through December 2016. (more...)

DUETS to Benefit One Orlando Fund & More Coming Up This Summer at BirdlandDUETS to Benefit One Orlando Fund & More Coming Up This Summer at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 8-14, featuring Steve Kuhn Trio, "Duets" Special LGBTQ Edition Benefiting the One Orlando Fund, Rolando Morales-Matos Jazz' Y Mambo Band, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Perform Free Community Concert at East Professional CenterCleveland Orchestra to Perform Free Community Concert at East Professional Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced the program for the free community concert for the At Home in Hough neighborhood residency on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at East Professional Center (formerly East High School).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni NixonPhoto Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

BWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and MoreBWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and More
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

The 11th annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY just wrapped up a ten day celebration, serving up a smorgasbord of Napa's finest cuisine, 100 wineries, stars of music, Broadway, TV, opera, classical, dance, fitness and more. Over 60 events spanned the 10 day festival, enriching art, fitness and local community programs. Opening weekend featured a star-studded lineup of Broadway and TV star, Kristin Chenoweth, brilliant pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, and celebrated opera singer Kathleen Battle, along with the signature 'Taste of Napa' event and 10K/5K Sun Run through the Napa vineyards, not to mention patron dinners, after parties and more! (more...)

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