Ira Gershwin News

 

Ira Gershwin News

Date of Birth: December 06, 1896
Date of Death: August 17, 1983 (86)
Birth Place: New York, NY
Gender: Male
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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BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Leanne CopeBWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Leanne Cope
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2015

Today, the triple threat speaks to BWW about her memorable meeting with her film counterpart, her dream musical theater role and her Broadway debut, which she calls a magical evening that will probably never be topped! (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at BirdlandLiliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Cabaret star Steve Ross will debut STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY: Songs He's Always Wanted To Sing and Songs You've Always Wanted to Hear at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, July 7th at 7pm. Mr. Ross' very special guest star will be International icon Liliane Montevecchi, featuring Jesse Bielenberg on bass. The wide-ranging program includes songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and others. (more...)

SCERA to Present Gershwin's Musical Comedy CRAZY FOR YOU, 7/31-8/15SCERA to Present Gershwin's Musical Comedy CRAZY FOR YOU, 7/31-8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

"Crazy for You," the Tony Award-winning musical that remains timeless in large part because of the enduring music of George and Ira Gershwin is a romantic comedy that will play at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre July 31-August 15, 2015, and will also travel to BYU to be seen by national audiences at its annual education week (more...)

VIDEO: AMERICAN IN PARIS' Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope Perform on Today's 'Live'VIDEO: AMERICAN IN PARIS' Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope Perform on Today's 'Live'
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2015

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, stars of The Tony Award-winning new Broadway musical An American in Paris, performed the song 'Liza' on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' today. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IN PARIS' Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope Perform on Today's 'Live'Photo Flash: AMERICAN IN PARIS' Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope Perform on Today's 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, stars of The Tony Award-winning new Broadway musical An American in Paris, performed the song 'Liza' on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' today. (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre to Present Tony Bennett Salute 'I LEFT MY HEART'Connecticut Cabaret Theatre to Present Tony Bennett Salute 'I LEFT MY HEART'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

A jazzy new musical revue tribute to the man Sinatra called 'the greatest singer in the world,' Tony Bennett. Go wild over the four decades of music that Bennett recorded, from his early top-40 hits, jazz recordings with Basie, Stan Getz, and Bill Evans, to his torch songs, film scores, all the way to his now infamous MTV unplugged, which introduced him to a whole new generation of listeners. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, stars of The Tony Award-winning new Broadway musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, will perform the song “Liza” on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” today, July 17 at 9:00am ET on ABC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rescue Pooch Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits AN AMERICAN IN PARISPhoto Flash: Rescue Pooch Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Social media savvy rescue dog Tinkerbelle the Dog (@TinkerbelleTheDog) visited the cast of An American in Paris on Broadway this past weekend. Scroll down for some adorable photos! (more...)

'Most Awarded New Musical'! New AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Promo Spot'Most Awarded New Musical'! New AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Promo Spot
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 10, 2015

The cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS reveals their favorite things! (more...)

Valerie Harper to Join Sally Struthers in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit PlayhouseValerie Harper to Join Sally Struthers in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that star of stage, screen and television Valerie Harper will join the cast 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. Also joining the cast is two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as the Dutchess Estonia, a temperance enforcer who is set against a gang of bootleggers in this madcap musical comedy set during the Roaring Twenties. This brand-new musical written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro is based on material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and was nominated in 2012 for 10 Tony Awards, winning two. This high-stepping Broadway musical recalls the golden age of American musicals, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering Broadway costumes and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." (more...)

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