George Gershwin News

 
Date Of Birth:
September 26, 1898
Date Of Death:
July 11, 1937 (38)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY
Bio:
George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898, and began his musical training when he was 13. At 16 he quit high school to work as a "song plugger" for a music publisher, and soon he was writing songs himself. "Swanee," as introduced by Al Jolson, brought George his first real fame and ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: September 26, 1898
Date of Death: July 11, 1937 (38)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY

Bio:
George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898, and began his musical training when he was 13. At 16 he quit high school to work as a "song plugger" for a music publisher, and soon he was writing songs himself. "Swanee," as introduced by Al Jolson, brought George his first real fame and ... (read more)
Marios Toumbas Quartet Comes to Technopolis 20Marios Toumbas Quartet Comes to Technopolis 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019

Pianist Marios Toumbas and his quartet will perform at Technopolis 20 garden, romantic jazz songs from the Great American Songbook by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others, on Sunday, 21st of July, at 8:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLINPhoto Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse, in association with Hershey Felder Presents, stages a musical tribute to Irving Berlin, one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th Century, with “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” from July 16 – August 3. (more...)

BWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 17, 2019

The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center, Nice Work If You Can Get It, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Joe DePietro, Patrick Grossman, Matthew W. Surico, Alison Weinberger, Ashley Nicastro, Amanda Wenchel, Nicolette Carosi, Ronald Green III, Steven Cottonaro, Bailey Whitney, Andrew J Beck, Emily Edwards, Briggs G. Houston, Barry Johnson, Emily Nadler, Adriana Michelle Scheer, Jeff Pangburn, Linda Pentz, David DiMarzo, John Mazzarella, Steven Press, Luke Ferrari, Mike Shapiro, Christian Kalinowski, Katie Perpall, Morgan Zweibel, Maggie Overbaugh, Jennifer Trezza, Juliana Jagielo, Katie Johnson, Megan Fives, Kristi Kahen, Megan Monaghan, and Katy Snair (more...)

DINNER WITH HERSHEY FELDER Comes To The Colonial Theatre On August 30DINNER WITH HERSHEY FELDER Comes To The Colonial Theatre On August 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) is proud to announce a Backstage Event: Dinner With Hershey Felder and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) on Friday, August 30 at The Colonial Theatre, beginning at 5pm. (more...)

BWW Review: PICNIC POPS SALUTE TO AMERICA! at Grand Rapids SymphonyBWW Review: PICNIC POPS SALUTE TO AMERICA! at Grand Rapids Symphony
by Brian Hilbrand - Jul 15, 2019

Twenty-five years ago in Grand Rapids, the Van Andel Arena still was on the drawing board. Meijer Gardens had opened just three months earlier, but it would be many years before an outdoor amphitheater would be built as a venue for summer concerts.   At Cannonsburg Ski Area, on a steamy evening in mid-July, the Grand Rapids Symphony launched a brand new, outdoor concert experience called the Picnic Pops.   This season The Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates its 25th Anniversary of its D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops with a series of three shows that are all time favorites with Picnic Pops audiences plus a special event capping off four weeks of concerts at Cannonsburg. (more...)

Birdland Announces August 2019 Schedule; Max von Essen, Jason Kravits, and MoreBirdland Announces August 2019 Schedule; Max von Essen, Jason Kravits, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with John Pizzarelli: A Tribute to Benny Goodman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, David Matthews Trio, The Count Basie Orchestra, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Chris Byars Original Sextet, Nicki Parrott, Gunhild Carling, Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo, Birdography: Celebrating Charlie Parker, Lorin Cohen, Sam Behr, Laila Biali, Carole J. Bufford, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Francisco J. Nunez and The Young People's Chorus of New York City Announces Two Free ConcertsFrancisco J. Nunez and The Young People's Chorus of New York City Announces Two Free Concerts
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 10, 2019

This past spring, Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director and founder of the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), announced the newest milestone in the chorus's renowned 30-year history: the formation of YPC National, Inc. an independent non-profit organization to support and inspire youth choruses across the country with a program of artistic excellence, diversity, and education modeled on YPC.   (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Theatre Wichita, Around the World in 14 DaysBWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Theatre Wichita, Around the World in 14 Days
by Craig Richardson - Jun 27, 2019

From the alps of Austria to the perfumery of Paris, Music Theatre Wichita continues its excellence in musical theatre standards with their second show of the summer season, An American in Paris; a suitable show selection set after the end of World War II. Based on the 1928 orchestrations of George Gershwin during his time in Paris and also the 1951 MGM film starring Gene Kelly, this stage adaptation of An American in Paris was most recently on Broadway in 2015 at the Palace Theatre in New York City. It wasn't until then that this filmed musical was tailored for the stage by playwright Craig Lucas. Regional theatres across the United States are eager to produce the production now that the copyrights are available, four years after the initial Broadway debut. Music Theatre Wichita's production is no exception by any means, incorporating a revolving stage and projections bringing Broadway right here to our own all-American City, Wichita. (more...)

Hollywood Bowl Summer Season to Feature HARRY POTTER, JURASSIC PARK, and More Set to Live OrchestraHollywood Bowl Summer Season to Feature HARRY POTTER, JURASSIC PARK, and More Set to Live Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

This summer season at the Hollywood Bowl celebrates Academy Award-winning films and iconic music by some of the biggest names in film music: John Williams' stirring score for Jurassic Park; beloved music of George Gershwin from the Oscar-winning film An American Paris; and Nicholas Hooper's spectacular score for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Each film is shown in full on the Bowl's giant screen with the orchestra performing the music live. (more...)

BWW Review: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN at Hartford StageBWW Review: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN at Hartford Stage
by Andrew Beck - Jun 26, 2019

From George Gershwin through such musical luminaries as Franz Lizst, Frederick Chopin, and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the actor, playwright and composer Hershey Felder has brought the life and music of any number of musical luminaries to audiences across the United States, Canada and the world, winning himself in the process his own category on the quiz show "Jeopardy" earlier this year. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Musical Tribute To Irving BerlinWestport Country Playhouse Presents Musical Tribute To Irving Berlin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse, in association with Hershey Felder Presents, will stage a musical tribute to Irving Berlin, one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th Century, with "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin," from July 16 - August 3.  (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Sharon PlayhouseBWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Sharon Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - Jun 24, 2019

On Saturday, June 22, I had the pleasure of seeing a phenomenal performance of CRAZY FOR YOU, the musical, at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT. With book by Ken Ludwig, music by George Gershwin, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin this musical romantic comedy kept the audience entertained from start to finish1 With amazing acting, singing, dancing, musicianship, and a detailed mobile set, who could ask for anything more? (more...)

BWW Interview: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN TO SHARE HIS GIFT OF MUSIC AT THE LAYTON AMPHITHEATREBWW Interview: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN TO SHARE HIS GIFT OF MUSIC AT THE LAYTON AMPHITHEATRE
by Hayley Westwood - Jun 22, 2019

The Davis Arts Council has some treats in store for Utah's BroadwayWorld readers this summer, starting July 2 with the Michael Feinstein concert and later with the Broadway Princess Party on August 24, both at the Edward A. Kenley Centennial Amphitheater in Layton. (more...)

Free NJSO Concert Moved To Scotch Plains-Fanwood High SchoolFree NJSO Concert Moved To Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

The free New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concert on June 21 at 7:30 pm will be held in the auditorium of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in Scotch Plains. The concert was originally scheduled to be held at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, but the park grounds are too saturated from recent heavy rains to hold an outdoor event. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthAnn Hampton Callaway And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

U.S. Coast Guard Band Comes to Marcus Performing Arts CenterU.S. Coast Guard Band Comes to Marcus Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

Saturday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, the U.S. Coast Guard Band performs in concert as part of their 2019 tour of the Great Lakes region. Director, Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson, and Assistant Director, Chief Warrant Officer Jeffrey Spenner bring you a rousing program featuring the Band's talented soloists and wide ranging repertoire for wind ensemble. (more...)

Kerry Ellis Will Perform With 'Dominic Ferris: Me And My Piano' Live At ZedelKerry Ellis Will Perform With 'Dominic Ferris: Me And My Piano' Live At Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

Musical theatre star Kerry Ellis will join Steinway pianist and singer Dominic Ferris as his very special guest performer in Dominic Ferris: Me and My Piano at LIVE AT ZEDEL on Monday 1 July at 7.00pm. (more...)

54 Below Welcomes Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck, Andrea McArdle And More Next Week54 Below Welcomes Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck, Andrea McArdle And More Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions Announces 40th Anniversary SeasonMoonlight Stage Productions Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

For the first-time ever, Moonlight Stage Productions will produce five musicals as part of its 40th anniversary season in 2020. The season's expansion of an additional show celebrates The Moonlight's landmark record of 40 continuous years of producing award-winning and critically acclaimed musicals at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Switzerland Joins Contemporary Dance FestivalSwitzerland Joins Contemporary Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

This virtuoso dance work, inaudible, won a Swiss Dance Award 2017 in the Current Works Competition. In his work, Swiss-Belgian choreographer Thomas Hauert touches the common ground between dance and music. Thomas Hauert takes the notion of 'interpretation' as a starting point for this group performance for six dancers (2016). The choreographer uses existing pieces of music that he closely relates to choreographic scores, structured improvisations linked to the music. Here, the dancers confront themselves with George Gershwin's Concerto in F and Ludus de Morte Regis by contemporary composer Mauro Lanza. Always looking for new approaches to dance, Hauert reverses the principle of 'mickeymousing' and lets the movements follow the music directly. The result is a condensed and detailed choreography, a fascinating series of movements that make tangible the musical experience. (more...)

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