Ira Gershwin News

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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Ira Gershwin News

Date of Birth: December 06, 1896
Date of Death: August 17, 1983 (86)
Birth Place: New York, NY
Gender: Male
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 'S Wonderful' at State TheatreBWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 'S Wonderful' at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jun 22, 2017

My Broadway review of “An American In Paris, A New Musical,” stated that it was “a visual, dance-driven Broadway story-telling creation that is gorgeous, enchanting, seamless and sophisticated.” Though I won't go raise the banner as high for the touring production, I will say that it is a very, very pleasing and “'S Wonderful” evening of theater. (more...)

Cast Announced for Bay City Players' NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITCast Announced for Bay City Players' NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bay City Players announces the cast for the musical production, Nice Work If You Can Get It, with music & lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Joe DiPietro., inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Taps its Way into Theatre in the ParkCRAZY FOR YOU Taps its Way into Theatre in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

What's better than a Gershwin tune? A lot of Gershwin tunes - and that's what audiences will get with the delightful musical CRAZY FOR YOU at Theatre in the Park beginning Friday, June 16 for a seven-performance run. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Avery SommersPalm Beach Dramaworks presents Avery Sommers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Broadway veteran and South Florida favorite Avery Sommers, whose voice has been described as a "powerhouse" by The New York Times, takes the stage in Palm Beach Dramaworks' new cabaret series at the Perlberg Studio Theatre from June 23 - June 25. Sommers will present a program of songs by Fats Waller, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Whitney Houston, Donna Sumner, and others. She will be accompanied by Irwin Solomon at the piano. (more...)

The Secret City to Stage Gershwin Cabaret in Ira's Former Penthouse for Annual GalaThe Secret City to Stage Gershwin Cabaret in Ira's Former Penthouse for Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Obie-Award winning performance group, The Secret City, announces their annual gala. This year's event will be a Gershwin Cabaret held in the penthouse that formerly belonged to Ira Gershwin, next door to the Penthouse lived in by his brother, George. The Gershwin's shared musical output from the early 20th century shaped the course of American popular music and much of their most celebrated work was created in these apartments. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCEBackstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Tony Bennett to Receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular SongTony Bennett to Receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that Tony Bennett is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Theatre In The ParkBWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Theatre In The Park
by Alan Portner - Jun 19, 2017

'Crazy For You,' now playing at the Theatre In The Park in Shawnee Mission Park, is the theatrical equivalent of the 'Little Engine That Could.' It represents the fifth generation of musical shows based on George and Ira Gershwin's 1930 'Girl Crazy' score. Even though the original version kicked off the careers of Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers, none of these shows remotely resembles any of its siblings. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Etai BensonBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Etai Benson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 16, 2017

Three charming and talented young men are all vying for the same beautiful girl... and none of them know it. Learn more about one of those men, Etai Benson plays Adam in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Ordway Center in Saint Paul through Sunday, June 18. (more...)

Opening This Week at Theatre in the Park: CRAZY FOR YOUOpening This Week at Theatre in the Park: CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

A lot of Gershwin tunes - and that's what audiences will get with the delightful musical CRAZY FOR YOU at Theatre in the Park beginning Friday, June 16 for a seven-performance run. (more...)

BWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Theater In The ParkBWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Theater In The Park
by Alan Portner - Jun 12, 2017

Gershwin 1992 reboot of 1930's Girl Crazy features songs and dances in the Nevada Desert... A true backstage romantic comedy. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The musical adaptation of the cult '90s hit ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION makes its World Premiere in Seattle! (more...)

Breaking: Susan Stroman Will Direct Broadway-Bound CRAZY FOR YOU Revival in LA!Breaking: Susan Stroman Will Direct Broadway-Bound CRAZY FOR YOU Revival in LA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Broadway producer Joey Parnes announced today that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, 'Crazy for You,' with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig ('Lend Me a Tenor'), will be produced by Center Theatre Group in an exclusive pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre. Susan Stroman ('The Producers,' 'Show Boat,' 'Contact'), who won the first of her five Tony Awards for choreographing the original 1992 Broadway production of the musical, will direct and choreograph this limited Los Angeles engagement which will begin performances February 7, 2018, and run through March 18, 2018. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, GUYS & DOLLS and More Set for Musical Theatre West's 65th Anniversary SeasonIN THE HEIGHTS, GUYS & DOLLS and More Set for Musical Theatre West's 65th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Musical Theatre West celebrates its 65th Anniversary season with an outstanding line-up of classic and contemporary Broadway masterpieces. (more...)

The Justice Theater Project Presents Gershwin's PORGY AND BESSThe Justice Theater Project Presents Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Justice Theater Project (JTP) presents the final of three shows focusing on fair wage, economic justice, and the working class, and the annual production of our holiday show, 'Black Nativity'. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and PittsburghBWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and Pittsburgh
by Dylan Shaffer - Jun 3, 2017

With the fighting over and the French Tricolour waving high, Paris finds itself beginning to stand straight again after a battering war. Adam Hochberg (Etai Benson) and Jerry Mulligan (McGee Maddox), two former United States soldiers who fought in the war, stake their claim in the City of Lights in 1945, both for varying reasons. Add on top of this a beautiful young dancer who has caught the eyes of more than her dance instructors, and An American in Paris is born. (more...)

Casting Announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Cleveland's Playhouse SquareCasting Announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Cleveland's Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Cleveland's Playhouse Square for a three-week engagement, June 20 - July 9, 2017. (more...)

TheatreWorks presents HERSHEY FELDER'S GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK SING-ALONG 6/27TheatreWorks presents HERSHEY FELDER'S GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK SING-ALONG 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces a special one-night-only musical event Hershey Felder's Great American Songbook Sing-Along. Felder, who will be performing Hershey Felder, Beethoven from June 7-July 9 at TheatreWorks, will lead audiences through 100 years of American music from George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, to Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and many more. Hershey Felder's Great American Songbook Sing-Along will be presented 7:30pm, June 27, 2017 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Tickets ($75-$150) will go on sale to the public June 1. Information is available at TheatreWorks.org or calling by (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Joel Grey and Surprise Guests to Honor Liza Minnelli with the Pasadena POPSJoel Grey and Surprise Guests to Honor Liza Minnelli with the Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Principal POPS Conductor Michael Feinstein opens the 2017 Pasadena POPS Sierra Auto Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum on Saturday, June 17th with Broadway: The Golden Age. (more...)

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