The Dress Circle is celebrating the life of George Gershwin this week (7/8 7:00 p.m.) as we approach the 81st anniversary of his untimely death on July 11, 1937 with a program of his lesser-known works with his brother Ira as well as with other lyricists. Included will be songs from shows like 1925’s “Tip-Toes,” “Sweet Little Devil” from 1924, and “Primrose” written expressly for the London stage in 1924. Although they were all well received, they have been forgotten.
Also on the program will be music from “Let ‘Em Eat Cake,” the failed sequel to the Pulitzer Prize winning “Of Thee I Sing” which only ran for 90 performances in 1933. Songs from other projects like “Strike Up the Band” and “Pardon My English” will also be included.