The Gershwins’ Real Magic, a newly created revue featuring the songs of George and Ira Gershwin, will play two performances at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on April 15 at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
Inside Broadway, the New York City-based non-profit that introduces public school children to live theatre and the performing arts, partnered with theatrical licensing agency Tams-Witmark to create the show that features new arrangements of such Gershwin standards as “Strike Up the Band,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Shall We Dance,” “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
Written and directed by Rodrigo Nogueira, The Gershwins’ Real Magic tells the story of contemporary America, touching on issues ranging from immigration to gentrification.
The cast features Amanda Camille, Justine Goggin, Ilene Pabon, John-Alexander Sakelos, and Abi Santiago Cruz.
The NYPL engagement marks the conclusion of a city-wide school tour of The Gershwins’ Real Magic that launched in January, playing more than 50 schools across all five of New York City’s boroughs.
Newsies cast member Tommy Bracco created the musical staging for the production that has music direction and Latin-influenced arrangements by Jaime Lozano, set design by Carl Tallent, and costume design by Jess Gersz.