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Arthur Francis

Composer, Writer, Lyricist, Other
( b. Dec 06, 1896 - d. Aug 17, 1983 ) Male
Also known as: Ira Gershwin
Israel Gershvin [Birthname]
Relations: Brother of George Gershwin
Godfather of Liza Minnelli
Husband of Lenore Gershwin


Productions Date of Productions
An American in Paris
[Musical, Original]
  • Music by Ira Gershwin
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Apr 12, 2015 - ?
A Night with Janis Joplin
[Musical, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Oct 10, 2013 - Feb 09, 2014
Nice Work If You Can Get It
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Apr 24, 2012 - Jun 15, 2013
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
[Musical, Opera, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 12, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012
Come Fly Away
[Musical, Dance, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Ira Gershwin
Mar 25, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010
Lovemusik
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
May 03, 2007 - Jun 24, 2007
Never Gonna Dance
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Dec 04, 2003 - Feb 15, 2004
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
[Special, Solo, Play with music, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Feb 21, 2002 - May 27, 2002
George Gershwin Alone
[Play, Play with music, Solo, One Act, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Ira Gershwin
Apr 30, 2001 - Jul 22, 2001
The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Apr 25, 1999 - May 09, 1999
Crazy For You
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Feb 19, 1992 - Jan 07, 1996
Oh, Kay!
[Musical, All Black Cast, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Nov 01, 1990 - Apr 14, 1991
Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 23, 1986 - Feb 02, 1986
My One And Only
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • The score includes music from "Funny Face" with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • For his generous support, the producers gratefully acknowledge Ira Gershwin
May 01, 1983 - Mar 03, 1985
Porgy and Bess
[Musical, Opera, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Apr 07, 1983 - May 15, 1983
A Kurt Weill Cabaret
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Nov 05, 1979 - Jun 01, 1980
The 1940's Radio Hour
[Musical, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Oct 07, 1979 - Jan 06, 1980
Porgy and Bess
[Musical, Opera, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • The Producers wish to express their gratitude for the assistance, advice and confidence of Ira Gershwin
Sep 25, 1976 - Jan 09, 1977
Mr. Wonderful
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Ira Gershwin
Mar 22, 1956 - Feb 23, 1957
At Home With Ethel Waters
[Special, Revue, Original]
  • Lyrics for "Lady Be Good" by Ira Gershwin
Sep 22, 1953 - Oct 10, 1953
Porgy and Bess
[Musical, Opera, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Mar 10, 1953 - Nov 28, 1953
Of Thee I Sing
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
May 05, 1952 - Jul 05, 1952
Park Avenue
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Nov 04, 1946 - Jan 04, 1947
The Firebrand of Florence
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Ira Gershwin
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Mar 22, 1945 - Apr 28, 1945
Porgy and Bess
[Musical, Opera, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Feb 07, 1944 - Apr 08, 1944
Lady in the Dark
[Musical, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Feb 27, 1943 - May 15, 1943
Porgy and Bess
[Musical, Opera, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 22, 1942 - Sep 26, 1942
Lady in the Dark
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sep 02, 1941 - May 30, 1942
Lady in the Dark
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 23, 1941 - Jun 15, 1941
The Show is On
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sep 18, 1937 - Oct 02, 1937
The Show is On
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Dec 25, 1936 - Jul 17, 1937
Ziegfeld Follies of 1936
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sep 14, 1936 - Dec 19, 1936
Ziegfeld Follies of 1936
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 30, 1936 - May 09, 1936
Porgy and Bess
[Musical, Opera, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Oct 10, 1935 - Jan 25, 1936
Thumbs Up!
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Dec 27, 1934 - May 11, 1935
Life Begins at 8:40
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Sketches by Ira Gershwin
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Aug 27, 1934 - Mar 16, 1935
Let 'Em Eat Cake
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Oct 21, 1933 - Jan 06, 1934
Of Thee I Sing
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
May 15, 1933 - Jun 10, 1933
Pardon My English
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 20, 1933 - Feb 25, 1933
Of Thee I Sing
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Dec 26, 1931 - Jan 14, 1933
Shoot the Works
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jul 21, 1931 - Oct 03, 1931
Sweet and Low
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Nov 17, 1930 - Apr 1931
Girl Crazy
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Oct 14, 1930 - Jun 06, 1931
Garrick Gaieties
[Musical, Revue, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jun 04, 1930 - Oct 08, 1930
Strike Up the Band
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 14, 1930 - Jun 28, 1930
Show Girl
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jul 02, 1929 - Oct 05, 1929
Treasure Girl
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Nov 08, 1928 - Jan 05, 1929
Rosalie
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 10, 1928 - Oct 27, 1928
Oh, Kay!
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 02, 1928 - Jan 14, 1928
Funny Face
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Nov 22, 1927 - Jun 23, 1928
Oh, Kay!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Nov 08, 1926 - Jun 1927
Americana
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Additional numbers by Ira Gershwin
Jul 26, 1926 - Feb 1927
Tip-Toes
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Dec 28, 1925 - Jun 12, 1926
Captain Jinks
[Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sep 08, 1925 - Jan 30, 1926
Tell Me More
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Apr 13, 1925 - Jul 11, 1925
Lady, Be Good!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Dec 01, 1924 - Sep 12, 1925
Be Yourself
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sep 03, 1924 - Nov 22, 1924
Nifties of 1923
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Lyrics by Arthur Francis
Sep 25, 1923 - Nov 03, 1923
Little Miss Bluebeard
[Play, Comedy, Play with music, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Arthur Francis
Aug 28, 1923 - Jan 26, 1924
Molly Darling
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Arthur Francis
Sep 01, 1922 - Nov 25, 1922
George White's Scandals [1922]
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Lyrics by Arthur Francis
Aug 28, 1922 - Nov 11, 1922
For Goodness Sake
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by Arthur Francis
Feb 21, 1922 - May 20, 1922
Two Little Girls in Blue
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Arthur Francis
May 03, 1921 - Aug 27, 1921
The Sweetheart Shop
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Aug 31, 1920 - Oct 16, 1920
Ladies First
[Musical, Play, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Oct 24, 1918 - Mar 15, 1919
1932 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winnerOf Thee I Sing [winner]
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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