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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
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'An American in Paris' musical headed to Broadway in 2015

'An American in Paris' musical headed to Broadway in 2015

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The new musical "An American in Paris" is to open on Broadway in the spring of 2015, following its world premiere in December 2014 in Paris, producers said.
Obama presents Carole King with Gershwin Prize

Obama presents Carole King with Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- President Obama presented the Gershwin Prize to a singer-songwriter he called "the one and only Carole King" at a Washington ceremony Wednesday night.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
By United Press International
Danner finds 'Nice Work' on Broadway

Danner finds 'Nice Work' on Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Actress Blythe Danner is joining the cast of the Broadway musical comedy "Nice Work if You Can Get It," producers announced Thursday.
Bacharach, David share Gershwin Prize

Bacharach, David share Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Burt Bacharach and Hal David received the Gershwin Prize in Washington Wednesday in recognition of their decades-long songwriting collaboration.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
By United Press International
O'Hara to star in 'Nice Work' on B'way

O'Hara to star in 'Nice Work' on B'way

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Kelli O'Hara has been cast opposite Matthew Broderick in the new Broadway musical "Nice Work if You Can Get It," the show's producers said.
Sondheim sounds off on new 'Porgy and Bess'

Sondheim sounds off on new 'Porgy and Bess'

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is criticizing a re-worked stage version of "Porgy and Bess," an opera by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.
By United Press International
Jackman may return to Broadway

Jackman may return to Broadway

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman reportedly is considering returning to Broadway in a stage adaptation of the 1954 Judy Garland-James Mason movie "A Star is Born."

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007.
By United Press International

Paul Simon lauded at Gershwin gala

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Paul Simon has been named the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, USA Today reported Tuesday.

Actress Kitty Carlisle Hart dies at 96

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Veteran actress Kitty Carlisle Hart, who visited American homes as a panelist on "What's My Line?" and "To Tell The Truth," has died in New York at 96.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006.
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Ira Gershwin (December 6, 1896 – August 17, 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century.

With George he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me", and the opera Porgy and Bess.

The success the brothers had with their collaborative works has often overshadowed the creative role that Ira played. However, his mastery of songwriting continued after the early death of George. He wrote additional hit songs with composers Jerome Kern ("Long Ago (and Far Away)"), Kurt Weill and Harold Arlen.

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