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Also Credited As:
  • Arthur Francis

  • Date Of Birth:
    December 06, 1896
    Date Of Death:
    August 17, 1983 (86)
    Birth Place:
    New York, NY
    Gender:
    Male
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    Just 8 Days Left to Vote in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Awards!Just 8 Days Left to Vote in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Awards!
    by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2015

    Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/22 with just 8 days to go in voting! (more...)

    Inside The Illustrations Of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS In New Video FeaturetteInside The Illustrations Of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS In New Video Featurette
    by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2015

    Inside the illustrations of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! (more...)

    BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Cast and Crew Discuss How They Became Involved in the New ProductionBWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Cast and Crew Discuss How They Became Involved in the New Production
    by Richard Ridge - May 22, 2015

    Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the company of the 12-time Tony nominated An American in Paris of (Christopher Wheeldon, Craig Lucas, Leanne Cope, Max von Essen, Veanne Cox, Brandon Uranowitz and producer Stuart Oken) moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at the Palace Theatre, how they used their time in Paris to their advantage, and so much more. Find out how each of the cast and crew members became involved with the production below and check out the full interview here! (more...)

    Musicals Tonight!'s 18th Season Might Not Be Its LastMusicals Tonight!'s 18th Season Might Not Be Its Last
    by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

    One month ago, Musicals Tonight announced its 18th and final season. But renewing subscribers expressed such dismay that Artistic Director Mel Miller has convinced his Board of Directors to reconsider their decision.  (more...)

    Leanne Cope In New Character Profile Video For AN AMERICAN IN PARISLeanne Cope In New Character Profile Video For AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    by Pat Cerasaro - May 21, 2015

    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its leading lady! (more...)

    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Slew of Grammy Winners During 2015-16 SeasonBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Slew of Grammy Winners During 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - May 21, 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...)

    Hershey Felder to Bring GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE to the Alley Theatre, 5/29-6/21Hershey Felder to Bring GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE to the Alley Theatre, 5/29-6/21
    by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

    The irresistible music of America's favorite composer comes alive, along with insights into his brief and brilliant life, in this remarkable play-with-music by internationally acclaimed actor, playwright, and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone is a delightful, touching and captivating evening of sheer joy. Brimming with irresistible music, the award-winning show includes songs by the creator of An American in Paris including "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I Got Rhythm" and, of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."  (more...)

    Robert Fairchild In New Character Profile Video For AN AMERICAN IN PARISRobert Fairchild In New Character Profile Video For AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 2015

    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its star! (more...)

    A View of Broadway from the North CoastA View of Broadway from the North Coast
    by Roy Berko - May 19, 2015

    New York is about 500 miles from Cleveland. Several times a year I wander forth to see the bright lights of Broadway and venture into some theatres. This spring, during a period of a rash of show openings, I had the chance to see some excellent offerings. (more...)

    Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Now on Sale Into April 2016Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Now on Sale Into April 2016
    by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

    A new block of tickets for the Broadway musical An American In Paris is on sale today, Tuesday, May 19. MasterCard cardholders receive exclusive first access to these tickets now through May 31, 2015 via www.priceless.com/ny, www.Ticketmaster.com/AAIP or by phone at 877-250-2929. MasterCard is the Preferred Card and a Proud Supporter of An American In Paris. (more...)

    Betty Buckley Stops Backstage At AN AMERICAN IN PARIS On BroadwayBetty Buckley Stops Backstage At AN AMERICAN IN PARIS On Broadway
    by Pat Cerasaro - May 18, 2015

    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS welcomes a legendary leading lady! (more...)

    Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
    by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

    The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

    FLASH FRIDAY: Vincente Minnelli Shimmers Onstage - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI & THE BAND WAGONFLASH FRIDAY: Vincente Minnelli Shimmers Onstage - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI & THE BAND WAGON
    by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2015

    Today we are celebrating the mainstage musicals based on the films on Vincente Minnelli that have cropped up this season. (more...)

    BWW Interview: Veanne Cox Soars in AN AMERICAN IN PARISBWW Interview: Veanne Cox Soars in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    by Naomi Serviss - May 13, 2015

    Inspired by the acclaimed 1951 movie starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, this iteration plumbs emotional depths through music and romance in the City of Light. (more...)

    Twitter Watch: Angela Lansbury, Shirley MacLaine & Rita Moreno Visit AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - Three Legends at One Show!Twitter Watch: Angela Lansbury, Shirley MacLaine & Rita Moreno Visit AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - Three Legends at One Show!
    by BWW Staff - May 13, 2015

    On Twitter Watch, Leanne Cope wrote '@AmericanInParis cast with @maclaineshirley Rita Moreno and @_AngelaLansbury was in the audience tonight #legends (more...)

    Cast Your Vote Today in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Awards - Just 19 Days to Go!Cast Your Vote Today in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Awards - Just 19 Days to Go!
    by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

    Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/11 with just 19 days to go in voting! (more...)

    WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony TheatreWORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

    The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

    Ron Raines, Jackie Burns & Greg Hildreth to Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA in PittsburghRon Raines, Jackie Burns & Greg Hildreth to Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA in Pittsburgh
    by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

    Pittsburgh CLO's production of MAN OF LA MANCHA will feature performances from Broadway's very best including Tony Award-nominee Ron Raines as Cervantes/Don Quixote, Greg Hildreth as Sancho and Jackie Burns as Aldonza. (more...)

    BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Company of AN AMERICAN IN PARISBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Company of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

    Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On Tuesday, May 12 (2PM), please join us for a career Conversations with the company of the 12-time Tony nominated An American in Paris. The event will take place at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway New York, NY). (more...)

    Black Violin, Step AFRIKA!, 'CLIFFORD' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 SeasonBlack Violin, Step AFRIKA!, 'CLIFFORD' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - May 5, 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. (more...)

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