Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Gershwins knew talent.
These were stars that both George and Ira helped usher into the hearts of the American public. However, much later in life Ira would become a mentor to another young singer. In July 1977, at age 20, Michael Feinstein became Ira’s assistant for six years. Since that mentorship, Feinstein has become one of the greatest interpreters of the Gershwin’s work and a staunch advocate to preserving the Great American Songbook.
Ira Gershwin met and made his share of stars. To see our biggest star of the year, Tony Award Winner and Broadway legend Donna McKechnie, come to 42nd Street Moon’s Nice Work If You Can Get It: An Ira Gershwin Salon, this Thursday, January 28, 2010 at the Alcazar Theater. For tickets click here, or call (415) 255-8207.
(photo: Fred Astaire, George, Ira)