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Ira Gershwin News

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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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    Eric Owens to Star in The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS at the Lyric Opera, 11/17-12/20Eric Owens to Star in The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS at the Lyric Opera, 11/17-12/20
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 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 Saturday, 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...)

    BWW Reviews: Amanda McBroom and George Ball Are Thoroughly Enchanting During Their Enchanted Show at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Amanda McBroom and George Ball Are Thoroughly Enchanting During Their Enchanted Show at 54 Below
    by Stephen Hanks - Oct 19, 2014

    New York cabaret audiences have for years been blessed with extremely entertaining performing marrieds like John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molasky, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, and Michael Garin and Mardie Millett. But after experiencing the thoroughly enchanting October 8 performance from Amanda McBroom and her husband George Ball at 54 Below (there was a second performance on October 14), it's difficult to imagine a cabaret couple more compelling. In short, the Balls were having a ball and, ultimately, so did their audience. (more...)

    Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

    Curve today announce casting for their production of The Sound of Music. Paul Kerryson will direct a cast including Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Michael French (Captain Von Trapp), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler),Laura Pitt-Pulford (Maria Rainer), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt), and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber). (more...)

    13th Street Rep to Stage Five Shows About Irving Berlin13th Street Rep to Stage Five Shows About Irving Berlin
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

    When ASCAP Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's 'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue' has its world premiere at the 13th Street Repertory Theater on November 9th, it will be the second new show about Berlin to play the theater this year. (more...)

    ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

    American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut November 11-16, today announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

    Official Poster Unveiled For AN AMERICAN IN PARISOfficial Poster Unveiled For AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 8, 2014

    An eye-grabbing official poster for the upcoming Theatre du Chatelet tryout production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is now available to view. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT TourBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour
    by Kathy Strain - Oct 6, 2014

    As The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in September, it was clear they had a lot to offer the locals of San Antonio with their variety of shows including the touring company of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. (more...)

    Kaufman Music Center's 'Broadway Close Up' Series Kicks Off Tonight with BOUND FOR BROADWAYKaufman Music Center's 'Broadway Close Up' Series Kicks Off Tonight with BOUND FOR BROADWAY
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

    Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Close Up series will kick off tonight, October 6th, giving Broadway fans the behind the scenes experience of musicals old and new with eye-opening interviews and inspiring performances by some of Broadway's greatest talents at the renowned Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

    Jason Robert Brown & More Will be Featured in Kaufman Music Center's BROADWAY CLOSE UP SeriesJason Robert Brown & More Will be Featured in Kaufman Music Center's BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

    Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Close Up series will kick off on October 6th, giving Broadway fans the behind the scenes experience of musicals old and new with eye-opening interviews and inspiring performances by some of Broadway's greatest talents at the renowned Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

    Retrospective, SLEEPING BEAUTY, New Works, Gala, Exhibits and More Among ABT's 75th Anniversary ProgrammingRetrospective, SLEEPING BEAUTY, New Works, Gala, Exhibits and More Among ABT's 75th Anniversary Programming
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

    Plans were announced today for American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary season by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director, and Rachel S. Moore, CEO. The 15-month long celebration will be highlighted by performances of ABT's historic repertoire presented during the Company's 2014 and 2015 seasons, a special PBS American Masters documentary by Ric Burns, a touring exhibit by the Library of Congress, a 75th Anniversary Gala and a new commemorative souvenir program. (more...)

    San Francisco Opera's Production of THE GERSHWINS'® PORGY AND BESS to Premiere on PBS, 10/17San Francisco Opera's Production of THE GERSHWINS'® PORGY AND BESS to Premiere on PBS, 10/17
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

    George and Ira Gershwin's masterpiece opera Porgy and Bess, based on the play by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, premieres on PBS this fall with the critically acclaimed production from San Francisco Opera. THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS airs Friday, October 17, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of thePBS Arts Fall Festival, which highlights artists and performances from around the country and invites every American to have a front-row seat and a backstage pass for the country's best arts performances. (more...)

    Steve D'Agostino & Kevin Dolan to Perform VEGAS LOUNGE at The Bijou Theatre, 10/11Steve D'Agostino & Kevin Dolan to Perform VEGAS LOUNGE at The Bijou Theatre, 10/11
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

    The Bijou Theatre presents 'Vegas Lounge' for the second year in a row after a sold out show last year. 'Vegas Lounge' includes the vocal talent of Steve D'Agostino singing the songs from the Great American Songbook, along with the comedic tales of local comedian, Kevin Dolan. 'Vegas Lounge' is one performance only on Saturday, October 11th, at 8:00pm. Tickets are $30 for theatre seating, and $35 for table/high top seating. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at the Capitol Theatre 's MarvelousBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at the Capitol Theatre 's Marvelous
    by Tyler Hinton - Sep 24, 2014

    The national tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, currently playing at the Capitol Theatre, 's wonderful, 's marvelous. If you are a fan of the Gershwins, you will not want to miss this night of old-fashioned (but decidedly not stodgy) entertainment. (more...)

    NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT to Play Washington Pavilion, 10/7-8NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT to Play Washington Pavilion, 10/7-8
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

    It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. (more...)

    SOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just CheekySOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just Cheeky
    by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2014

    Today we are listening to the hotly anticipated new jazz album by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett titled CHEEK TO CHEEK. (more...)

    Rehearsals Begin for Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; Full Cast Announced!Rehearsals Begin for Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; Full Cast Announced!
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

    Rehearsals begin today, Monday, September 22, for the upcoming world premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS prior to its engagement at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris where previews will begin Saturday, November 22, 2014 for a Wednesday, December 10, 2014 opening night. The Broadway run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will begin previews Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

    'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 17th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 17th, 2014
    by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 17, 2014

    The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. '50 Shades' joins the fall-winter lineup at the Broadway Playhouse, 'Stomp' and 'Rain' join BIC, Halloween musicals begin, two sketch musicals at pH, the Muellers and Mason headline FWD's gala, Weill and Porter shows prepare to open, and Barbra goes for six straight decades! (more...)

    BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Leaves DFW in StitchesBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Leaves DFW in Stitches
    by Sara Brown - Sep 17, 2014

    NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT makes its mark at Bass Hall from now until the 21st. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/13- PORGY AND BESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/13- PORGY AND BESS
    by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2014

    Today in 1943, Porgy and Bess opened at the 44th Street Theatre, where it ran for 24 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...)

    First National Tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Coming to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts  10/14-19First National Tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Coming to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 10/14-19
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

    The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will welcome the first national tour of Nice Work If You Can Get It to the St. Paul stage Oct. 14-19, 2014. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

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