Knowledge Identifier: +Ira_Gershwin
Born in 1896.
Countries: United States (80%), (10%), India (5%)
Linked to: City College of New York, University of Texas at Austin
It was not until 1924 that Ira and George Gershwin teamed up to write the music for their first Broadway hit "Lady, Be Good"
Catfish Row - Gershwin conducted all of the ensuing performances before his death in 1937, and many scholars have pronounced it unperformed and virtually forgotten until its March 1958 rediscovery by Ira Gershwin's secretary, Lawrence D. Stewart
Catfish Row - In 1958, Ira Gershwin decided to re-title the work "Catfish Row" to distinguish it from Robert Russell Bennett's medley, though its first recording, by the Utah Symphony, nonetheless used the original title
In 1987, Ira's widow, Leonore Gershwin, established the Ira Gershwin Literacy Center at University Settlement, a century-old institution at 185 Eldridge Street on the Lower East Side, New York City
Tom Petty - In April 1996, Petty received the UCLA's George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin *award for Lifetime Musical Achievement
Edward Barnes (composer) - He produced the 2009 concert version of Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin's operetta, "The Firebrand of Florence", at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, featuring Nathan Gunn, Anna Christy, Victoria Clark, Terrence Mann and David Pittu, to great critical acclaim
Lucas Grabeel - In early 2009, he appeared at the Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event , an AIDS charity event, in Beverly Hills performing George and Ira Gershwin's "I Can't Be Bothered Now"