WORDS BY Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Additional Lyrics from Porgy and Bess by DuBose Heyward
By Joseph Vass
Directed by David Ellenstein
August 14 - 24, 2014
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND for two weeks only before the LA production. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 2, 2014.
A World Premiere musical, the lesser-known lyricist brother of the famous Gershwin duo, guides us on a trip through some of the greatest American songs ever written. Not only do we hear the standards written by the brothers, but also many of the classics where Ira wrote lyrics to the music of Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern & Kurt Weill. Insights and tales about the colorful George, as well as a glimpse at the more private and understated life of Ira, frame this story of amazing and beautiful music.
The Lyrics for "WORDS BY, Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook" were provided through special arrangement with the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts and the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund.