The Gershwins: "Embraceable You"

In George Gershwin's short life of 39 years, he produced hundreds of songs and dozens of Broadway shows and Hollywood films which are now classics.  From the early Vaudeville and TinPan Alley days and the Follies and Broadway years in New York to Hollywood, George and his brother/lyricist Ira wrote some of the most memorable songs in American history – songs like “Summertime”, “I got rhythm”, “Lady be good”, Someone to Watch over me”, “The Man I love”, and so many more.  From George's first hit in 1919 with “Swannee” with Al Jolson, to shows with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Judy Garland, to their groundbreaking “Porgy and Bess”, “Rhapsody in Blue” and “American in Paris” - the Gershwins are a national treasure.  This show was first performed at The Barns at WolfTrap near Washington, DC and then again several times throughout Virginia.  Romantic- witty – swinging – memorable melodies which will delight all.

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