Ira Gershwin News

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    Date Of Birth:
    December 06, 1896
    Date Of Death:
    August 17, 1983 (86)
    Birth Place:
    New York, NY
    Gender: Male
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    Date of Birth: December 06, 1896
    Date of Death: August 17, 1983 (86)
    Birth Place: New York, NY
    Gender: Male

    by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 26, 2015

    ?The Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, with book by Joe DiPietro, inspired by material by Guy Bolton and PG Wodehouse, debuts at Teatro CETIP, in Sao Paulo, with adaptation by Miguel Falabella, who also assumes the role of playboy Jimmy Winter. The show is set in New York in the 20s, when Jimmy's marriage does not come out as planned after he met a certain smuggler, played by Simone Gutierrez. The score is composed by George and Ira Gershwin the direction is by Jose Possi Neto. (more...)

    Patina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 SeasonPatina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

    Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 12th season of presenting world-renowned popular musical performers announces the 2015-2016 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room. (more...)

    'NICE WORK,' THE 39 STEPS & More Set for Theatre at the Center's 2016 Season'NICE WORK,' THE 39 STEPS & More Set for Theatre at the Center's 2016 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

    One of the Midwest's leading, professional equity theaters, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, is gearing up for an exciting 2016 season filled with a rich array of productions from Hitchcock remakes to Gershwin-filled musicals to Annie sequels. The season kicks off in February with the thrilling and fast-paced play Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS. This Tony Award-winning comedic spoof of the Alfred Hitchcock 1935 film runs February 18 to March 20. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes May 5 through June 5 with the Chicago area premiere of George and Ira Gershwin's new musical hit NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, the hilarious musical comedy set in the Roaring Twenties. When two newly single men find themselves as roommates, all hell hilariously breaks loose in Neil Simon's classic THE ODD COUPLE, running July 14 to August 14. Catch all the unexpected action of six friends in small town North Carolina September 15 through October 16 with the popular Rock 'n' Roll, Blue Grass, Countrified musical revue, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. Annie's story didn't end where you thought it did. Find out what really happened with Daddy Warbucks' quest to remain with the newly-adopted Annie in the sequel to ANNIE, ANNIE WARBUCKS, running November 17 through December 18. (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...)

    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...)

    Michael Feinstein to Premiere New Show IRA GERSHWIN & ME! at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/7-11Michael Feinstein to Premiere New Show IRA GERSHWIN & ME! at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/7-11
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

    Considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated Michael Feinstein returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his brand-new show,Ira Gershwin & Me, for five performances only - October 7 - 11, 2015. Paying tribute to his close relationship with legendary lyricist, Ira Gershwin, Feinstein will present an evening of songs from the Gershwin songbook interspersed with personal stories from his book, 'The Gershwins and Me.' The evening will also honor Jean and Michael Strunsky, long-time San Francisco residents and trustees of the Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Trusts. Michael Strunsky is the nephew of Ira Gershwin. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday, October 7 (7 p.m.); Thursday, October 8 (8 p.m.); Friday, October 9 (8 p.m.); Saturday, October 10 (7 p.m.); Sunday, October 11 (3 p.m.) Tickets for Michael Feinstein range in price from $80 - $95 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

    BWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITBWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
    by Tim Carney - Aug 17, 2015

    The Production Company produced one of its finest shows in recent memory with George and Ira Gershwin's Nice Work If You Can Get It. As the production notes state 'This bubbling 1920s-era musical sparkles with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and a delicious love story between a wealthy playboy and the feisty bootlegger who melts his heart.' And sparkle it does. The production team excel with the material. Roger Hodgman's direction is slick and his use of space is particularly clever and inventive, filling every morsel of it with his talented cast. Also maximizing the abilities of her cast is chorographer Dana Jolly. Her choreography is sympathetic to the era but with a contemporary edge and is truly a feature of the production. Orchestra Victoria, under the precise baton of musical director John Foreman, bring the Gershwin classics to life with fervor and grace. Also absolutely nailing the period and style is Isaac Lummis' costume design which is a visual smorgasbord and completely highlights the period. (more...)

    BWW Review: Swinging Catherine Russell is Sultry and Sublime at Dizzy's Club Coca-ColaBWW Review: Swinging Catherine Russell is Sultry and Sublime at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
    by Alix Cohen - Aug 15, 2015

    Catherine Russell levels the playing field. With a connoisseur's passion for primarily 1930s-40s music, preternatural comprehension, and protean musical talent, this artist personifies the enduring relevance of vintage numbers with a freshness that makes the material feel immediate. Russell is never less than fully committed and infectiously entertaining. Thursday night at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), with city lights twinkling as a backdrop, she and her blue-chip band (Music Director Matt Munisteri on guitar; Mark Shane on piano, Mark McLean on percussion, and Tal Ronan on bass) played Russell's show Sultry Summer Swing to two sold-out houses of faithful and burgeoning fans. (more...)

    Michael Feinstein & More on Tap for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Music SeasonMichael Feinstein & More on Tap for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Music Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2015-16 music series. This year's lineup includes 61st Season opener Michael Feinstein, a children's favorite Black Violin, a reimagining of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Art of Time Ensemble, a holiday concert by Vienna Boys Choir, Robert Glasper Trio, a jazz violin virtuoso Regina Carter, and a tribute to Nat King Cole featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELSSTAGE TUBE: WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS
    by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 5, 2015

    The journey from the 21st Century back to Hollywood's glamourous golden age is an inspiring one when your "tour guides" are the legendary Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - portrayed by Darien Crago and Jeremy Benton in Westchester Broadway Theatre's production of Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical, running August 13-September 20. (more...)

    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Sets 2015-16 SeasonBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Sets 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 2015-16 Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Hailing from Austria, Russia, China, Canada, and across the United States, the awards-winning artists include both Brooklyn Center premieres and returning favorites. Tickets go on sale exclusively to Brooklyn Center Members on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1pm, with general sales beginning on Thursday, May 14. Tickets can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

    Photo Coverage: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Coverage: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at Westchester Broadway Theatre
    by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

    Westchester Broadway Theatre is taking audiences back to the glory days of Hollywood's Golden Age with its upcoming production of Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical, running August 13-September 20. As the cast, under the leadership of director/choreographer Jeremy Benton, got into the serious business of rehearsals, photographer Jake Primmerman was on hand to commemorate the work that goes into bringing the world of the 1930s movie musical to life onstage at WBT. (more...)

    The Nash Presents PAPA, BIRDSEED, and More in AugustThe Nash Presents PAPA, BIRDSEED, and More in August
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

    August storms in to Phoenix with a blast of incredible jazz, as local and visiting artists fill the calendar at The Nash. BIRDSEED brings an all - Charlie Parker concert, the new funky band MR. PEOPLE hit the stage for First Friday, and PAPA DEFRANCESCO shows audiences where son Joey got his chops from. (more...)

    BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?
    by Jan Nargi - Aug 2, 2015

    You won't be slipped a Mickey Finn, but Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will knock you off your feet with its 'delishious' production of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT running through August 15. Chock-a-block full of bootleggers, playboys, dancing girls and temperance leaders, NICE WORK is a non-stop musical feast with non-stop screwball laughs. (more...)

    PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME Now Available For The First Time On DVDPARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME Now Available For The First Time On DVD
    by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2015

    A rare original TV musical comes to DVD at last! (more...)

    NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Meta-Commentary and MockeryNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Meta-Commentary and Mockery
    by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jul 29, 2015

    BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on Meta-Commentary and Mockery: (more...)

    Theodore Bikel Tribute Concert Set for 54 Below, 8/5Theodore Bikel Tribute Concert Set for 54 Below, 8/5
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

    54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and KulturfestNYC, the citywide week-long summer mega-festival that brought in over 50,000 attendees, present "Another Hundred Years" on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30pm. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITPhoto Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

    BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Ogunquit Playhouse's stage, screen and television Valerie Harper starring in the role of the wealthy and stylish 'Millicent Winter' in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It, on stage July 22, to August 15.  Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

    New AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Video Spotlight On National Dance Day 2015 & Dizzy Feet FoundationNew AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Video Spotlight On National Dance Day 2015 & Dizzy Feet Foundation
    by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 27, 2015

    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates National Dance Day by bringing attention to a good cause! (more...)

    BWW Reviews: A Lovely Night at Blossom: Michael Feinstein Entertains and EducatesBWW Reviews: A Lovely Night at Blossom: Michael Feinstein Entertains and Educates
    by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2015

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