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A Musical Play by Joseph Vass
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Additional Lyrics from Porgy and Bess by DuBose Heyward
Music by George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern, and Kurt Weill

Meet the man behind the lyrics you love. With “Fascinating Rhythm,” “ ‘S Wonderful,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Long Ago And Far Away,” “A Foggy Day,” “I Got Rhythm,” and many more, the other half of the famous Gershwin duo guides us on a trip through some of the greatest American songs ever written. Insights and tales about his legendary collaborations all frame this fascinating and inspiring evening of music and theatre.


"Words By Ira Gershwin is a double pleasure: an intimate theatrical experience and a highly entertaining celebration of song."
- Glendale News-Press 

"For the music, for the stories, and most important, for the words, this is one musical event that you don't want to miss. It is a musical photo album that rewards the audience with one terrifically happy night at the theatre." 

"Once you see this show, you'll never forget how important the words are to these great songs, and how great Ira's talent was for the perfect phrase, for the perfect emotion."
- Los Angeles Daily News

Words by Ira Gershwin is rich, warm and wonderful!" 

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