Ira Gershwin News

Date of Birth: December 06, 1896
Date of Death: August 17, 1983 (86)
Birth Place: New York, NY
Gender: Male
Remembering Beth Howland in LI'L ABNER, COMPANY and on The Tony AwardsRemembering Beth Howland in LI'L ABNER, COMPANY and on The Tony Awards
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

Before playing the ultimate nervous bride in COMPANY, Howland was an ensemble member of several Broadway musicals. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Stearns Matthews Sings Gershwin in ME AND THE GERSHTWINS This JuneStearns Matthews Sings Gershwin in ME AND THE GERSHTWINS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

On Friday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 2015 double MAC (Best Male Vocalist, LaMott/Friedman Recording) and Bistro (Outstanding Recording) Award winner Stearns Matthews will team up with pianists/composers/arrangers and twin brothers Adam and Matt Podd for "ME AND THE GERSHTWINS", a musical romp through the songs of two other uber-talented brothers: George and Ira Gershwin. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 GalaGoodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLERNorth Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Photo Flash: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Celebrates Chicagoland Debut at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Celebrates Chicagoland Debut at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Theatre at the Center presents the Chicagoland premiere of the Broadway hit NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. This new musical features a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes (Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, 'S Wonderful). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT runs now through June 5 at Theatre at the Center. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

TINTYPES to Open Next Week at Actors' Summit TheaterTINTYPES to Open Next Week at Actors' Summit Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Actors' Summit Akron's Professional theater is pleased to announce the opening of the TINTYPES. The show will have a preview performance on Thursday May 19th, at 8:00 PM. The opening night show is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2016, also at 8:00 PM. (more...)

MUSICALS TONIGHT Announces 2016-2017 Season, Featuring Five Classic RevivalsMUSICALS TONIGHT Announces 2016-2017 Season, Featuring Five Classic Revivals
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Musicals Tonight will offer FIVE classic revivals in their 19th season - Funny Face, Hoi Polloi, Louisiana Purchase, Mr. Wonderful, and I Can Get It for You Wholesale. A subscription costs $146.25 and single tickets will go on sale after Labor Day. Performances are at the intimate Lion Theatre (88 seats) in the Theatre Row Studios complex at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This SummerNorth Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

NINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 SeasonNINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Syracuse University Department of Drama packs three musicals, a wild comedy, a classic Shaw, and a never-before-produced contemporary comedy into a season full of surprises and infrequently performed theatrical gems. Beginning with the musical Nine, the 2016/2017 season includes Laura and the Sea, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (co-produced with Syracuse Stage), The King Stag, Major Barbara, and From Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.  (more...)

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN, Starring ANY DREAM WILL DO's Keith Jack, Set for UK TourFROM STAGE TO SCREEN, Starring ANY DREAM WILL DO's Keith Jack, Set for UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN, a delightful evening of old Hollywood glamour, as our fantastic ballroom couple and four of the West End's finest voices perform the most loved songs from musicals of the silver screen, is set for a 2016 UK tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Stars Help Launch Repetto Boutique in SoHoPhoto Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Stars Help Launch Repetto Boutique in SoHo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Allison Walsh, Leanne Cope, Shannon Rugani, Garen Scribner and Sara Esty from Broadway's An American in Paris were on hand today, April 28, to help launch the first U.S. location of Repetto, a French ballet, street shoe and ready-to-wear boutique. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

?The public is invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016-2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, May 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. Visitors will be treated to live previews of FUN HOME and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER along with video previews from the other season shows.  (more...)

Season Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next WeekSeason Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Season tickets for the highly anticipated 2016-2017 Broadway Las Vegas season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will be available for purchase beginning Monday, May 2. Sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores, the season will feature Tony Award-winning productions, Broadway smashes and first-ever national tours. For more information visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Just In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. TourJust In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will launch a national tour in Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre October 25-November 6, following a preview period at Proctor's in Schenectady, NY. As previously announced, Garen Scribner,currently playing Jerry Mulligan in the Broadway production, will star in the tour along with Sara Esty, who plays Lise Dassin at various performances on Broadway. Additional casting for the tour will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

Faith Conservatory to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU This SpringFaith Conservatory to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The 'Gershwin Musical Comedy Extravaganza' CRAZY FOR YOU opens at Faith Conservatory. (more...)

THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Set for The Palmer House, 5/21THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Set for The Palmer House, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, has announcde dinner, dancing and all-star performances with The Birth of the Great American Songbook, Saturday, May 21, in the legendary Empire Room, on the lobby level of the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin BrillBWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin Brill
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 25, 2016

It's the roaring twenties and wealthy ladies' man Jimmy Winter meets bootlegging tomboy Billie Bendix...and so the tale of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT begins! The award-winning Broadway musical takes to the Theater at the Center stage this May, bringing Chicagoland audiences a run of classic music, slapstick comedy and dazzling story. Lead Actor Justin Brill took a little time to discuss life, theater and channeling this hilarious role during an exclusive Broadway World Q&A. (more...)

Single-Show Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 Music Circus SeasonSingle-Show Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Single-show tickets are now on sale for all shows in the 2016 Sacramento Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. (more...)

BWW Previews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is gettin' it at Virginia Musical TheatreBWW Previews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is gettin' it at Virginia Musical Theatre
by Emel Ertugrul - Apr 22, 2016

BWW Previews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is gettin' it at Virginia Musical Theatre (more...)

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