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  • Arthur Francis

  • Date Of Birth:
    December 06, 1896
    Date Of Death:
    August 17, 1983 (86)
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    New York, NY
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    BWW TV: In Rehearsal for Encores! LADY BE GOOD- Watch  Danny Gardner & Patti Murin Sing 'Hang On To Me'BWW TV: In Rehearsal for Encores! LADY BE GOOD- Watch Danny Gardner & Patti Murin Sing 'Hang On To Me'
    by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2015

    Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at 'Hang On To Me' as performed by Danny Gardner and Patti Murin! (more...)

    Photo Flash: Meet the Encores! Cast of LADY, BE GOOD - Tommy Tune, Patti Murin, Colin Donnell & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Encores! Cast of LADY, BE GOOD - Tommy Tune, Patti Murin, Colin Donnell & More!
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

    Tommy Tune,Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Douglas Sills, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt star in George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 4 - 8, 2015. Lady, BeGood is directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner. FoundingEncores! Music Director Rob Fisher returns as Guest Music Director, and has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins' original score. (more...)

    JUDY COLLINS SINGS SONDHEIM Comes to the Venetian Room, 2/28 & 3/1JUDY COLLINS SINGS SONDHEIM Comes to the Venetian Room, 2/28 & 3/1
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

    Bay Area Cabaret welcomes back Grammy winner, Oscar nominee, and American music legend Judy Collins in the debut of a brand new show Judy Collins Sings Sondheim. (more...)

    Lady, be good! se estrena este sábado en el Teatro de la ZarzuelaLady, be good! se estrena este sábado en el Teatro de la Zarzuela
    by Felipe Velasco - Jan 26, 2015

    Desde el día 31 de enero y hasta el 16 de febrero, el Teatro de la Zarzuela nos trae el musical Lady, be good! (en inglés con sobretítulos), de Guy Bolton y Fred Thompson y con música y letra de George Gershwin e Ira Gershwin, el cual vendrá acompañado por la opereta Luna de miel en el Cairo de José Muñoz Román con música de Francisco Alonso. Ambas obras cuentan con la dirección de Emilio Sagi y la dirección musical de Kevin Farrell. (more...)

    Columbus Symphony's American Roots Celebration to Continue with PORGY AND BESS, 2/20-21Columbus Symphony's American Roots Celebration to Continue with PORGY AND BESS, 2/20-21
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

    In the second installment of the Columbus Symphony's American Roots Festival, guest bass-baritone Kevin Deas returns to perform some of George Gershwin's greatest music including extensive selections from his glorious opera Porgy and Bess, including “Summertime,” “It Ain't Necessarily So,” “Bess,” and “You Is My Woman Now.” Gershwin's brilliant and bluesy Piano Concerto and an orchestral suite by jazz legend Duke Ellington paying tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. completes the bill. Led by guest conductor John DeMain, the program will also feature guest pianist Xiayin Wang, soprano Jonita Lattimore, and the Columbus Symphony Chorus. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/22/15- PORGY AND BESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/22/15- PORGY AND BESS
    by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2015

    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...)

    BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour at North Carolina TheatreBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
    by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jan 21, 2015

    Based on material previously written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, featuring a catalog of many recognizable songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Nice Work If You Can Get It tells the story of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix on the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who had been married three times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking that Jimmy and Eileen wouldl be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore. (more...)

    Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JEROME KERN, 2/2Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JEROME KERN, 2/2
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

    Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE - THE SONGS OF JEROME KER on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015 - 8:00 PM. (more...)

    Up on the Marquee: AN AMERICAN IN PARISUp on the Marquee: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2015

    An American in Paris will begin Broadway previews Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the Palace marquee! (more...)

    Florida Repertory Theatre Extends FASCINATIN' GERSHWIN Through 3/22Florida Repertory Theatre Extends FASCINATIN' GERSHWIN Through 3/22
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

    Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of Fascinatin' Gershwin, a glamorous evening at the theatre that celebrates the music that defined a generation. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour is a 'Nice Show if You Can Catch It' at HersheyBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour is a 'Nice Show if You Can Catch It' at Hershey
    by Marakay Rogers - Jan 17, 2015

    NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is not at Hershey Theatre long enough. It needs to be there longer. It's not perfect, but it sure is swell, and it's all-Gershwin, all the time. (more...)

    BWW CD Reviews: Anika Larsen's SING YOU TO SLEEP is ComfortingBWW CD Reviews: Anika Larsen's SING YOU TO SLEEP is Comforting
    by David Clarke - Jan 14, 2015

    Currently wowing audiences eight times a week as the sassy and tenacious Cynthia Weil in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Anika Larsen recently released her debut solo album, SING YOU TO SLEEP. Sprinkling in subdued jazz, Anika Larsen invites us to loosen our ties, kick off our shoes, and cuddle up with her gentle crooning as we listen to the deliciously soothing SING ME TO SLEEP. (more...)

    Douglas Sills Joins Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More in Encores! LADY, BE GOODDouglas Sills Joins Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

    Douglas Sills has joined the cast of George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, joining previously announced cast members Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt. The opening production of New York City Center's 2015Encores! season, directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner, will run for seven performances, February 4 - 8, 2015. Founding Encores! Music Director Rob Fisher will return as Guest Music Director and has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins' original score. (more...)

    Something's Coming: What's Ahead for Broadway in Spring 2015!Something's Coming: What's Ahead for Broadway in Spring 2015!
    by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 28, 2014

    2015 is almost here, and that means that a slew of new shows are on their way to the Great White Way. Before the 2015 Awards season gets started, no less than nineteen new productions will take tike their first Broadway bows. Catch up on what's in store for the season ahead below! (more...)

    NYFOS & Juilliard Present GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING TEAMS, 1/14NYFOS & Juilliard Present GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING TEAMS, 1/14
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

    The New York Festival of Song marks its tenth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts on Wednesday, January 14, 2014 at 8:00PM with GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING TEAMS, to be performed in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School. (more...)

    Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Run 11/17-12/20 at Lyric OperaGershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Run 11/17-12/20 at Lyric Opera
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

    Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello, conducted by Ward Stare. It opens on Monday, November 17 with 13 performances through Today, December 20. Performance dates are Nov. 17, 19, Dec. 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, and 20 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 23, 26, 28, Dec.11 and 18 at 2pm. (more...)

    NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center in March 2015NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center in March 2015
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

    Individual tickets for the Orange County premiere of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Segerstrom Center for the Arts are on sale now. Single tickets start at $29 and may be purchased online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 21 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

    Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Updating Live!Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Updating Live!
    by Review Roundups - Dec 18, 2014

    Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

    'Porgy and Bess' se representará en el Teatro Real en verano de 2015'Porgy and Bess' se representará en el Teatro Real en verano de 2015
    by Roberto Rodríguez - Dec 18, 2014

    La popular ópera de George e Ira Gershwin regresa al coliseo madrileño después de 17 años. La producción, con dirección musical de Tim Murray y dirección escénica de Christine Crouse, viene precedida de un gran éxito en su gira por Reino Unido. (more...)

    NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Coming to Hershey TheatreNICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Coming to Hershey Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

    Broadway's new musical comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It will visit Hershey Theatre Friday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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