The Gershwins in Hollywood


Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Playhouse Square, Hanna Theatre

Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Temple-Tifereth Israel

We’ll never know what glorious music George Gershwin might have composed had he not died suddenly of a brain tumor at the age of 38. What we do know is that in 1937, he and his lyricist-brother, Ira, left New York for Hollywood. There they penned some of the best popular songs of the decade including “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” for classic movie musicals starring (among others) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This is the story of George’s last years, capped by the brothers’ iconic “Love Is Here to Stay.” Yes, it is.

Hosted by Bill Rudman and Paul Ferguson | Featuring members of Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Joe Hunter TrioVince Mastro and Treva Offutt | Co-Produced with CJO

Playhouse Square
$30-$55 | TMTP Members: $25-$50
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Temple-Tifereth Israel
General: $45 | TMTP Members: $40
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