He knew “a lot of pretty special songs”

November 30, 2021

Gershwin Shows Ira Gershwin

The only known meeting of two Broadway giants occurred on June 4, 1963, during one of Ira Gershwin’s rare visits to New York City after his permanent move to Beverly Hills, California nearly three decades…

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Celebrating An American in Paris in China

July 11, 2019

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The award-winning musical An American in Paris recently made its debut in China to enthusiastic audiences. Mike and Jean Strunsky of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts were in attendance at the performance in Beijing…

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Broadway to Main Street features the songs of Ira Gershwin

March 23, 2017

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Laurence Maslon, author of numerous books on stage and screen musicals (South Pacific, The Sound of Music), and Associate Chair/Arts Professor at the Graduate Acting Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts,…

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A Star Is Born Heading to Broadway

March 13, 2017

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A long-gestating project has taken one step closer to becoming reality. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has announced that Academy Award-winning writer/director Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters—Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, 1998)…

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Ira Gershwin – The Floating Soul

December 6, 2016

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In the summer of 1919, Ira Gershwin – whose 120th birthday we celebrate today – was two years away from his first true Broadway success. This came with his lyrics, to the music of composers…

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Porgy and Bess in Charleston

June 16, 2016

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The new production of Porgy and Bess, which recently closed at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, received widespread coverage from the national press. Favorably reviewed in the New York Times, the production was…

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