An American In Paris

Wed Sep 20 (full schedule below)
SHN Orpheum Theatre
2pm, 8pm
Family, Music, Theater, Tours & Travel, Cultural Event, Music Festival, Musical, Performance Arts


An American In Paris Tickets. Orpheum Theatre Tickets. Tickets are available for all performances.

George and Ira Gershwin will always be remembered as the songwriting team whose voice was synonymous with the sounds and style of the Jazz Age. From 1924 until George’s death in 1937, the brothers wrote almost exclusively with each other, composing over two dozen scores for Broadway and Hollywood. Though they had many individual song hits, their greatest achievement may have been the elevation of musical comedy to an American art form. With their trilogy of political satires – Strike Up the Band, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Of Thee I Sing, and its sequel, Let ‘Em Eat Cake (all three written with playwrights George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind) — they helped raise popular musical theatre to a new level of sophistication. Their now-classic folk opera, Porgy and Bess (co-written with DuBose Heyward), is constantly revived in opera houses and theatres throughout the world.

Concurrently with the Gershwins’ musical theatre and film work, George attained great success in the concert arena as a piano virtuoso, conductor, and composer of such celebrated works as Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and the Concerto in F. After George’s death, Ira continued to work in film and theatre with collaborators ranging from Kurt Weill and Jerome Kern to Harold Arlen, Burton Lane, Vernon Duke, and Harry Warren, among others, writing such standards as “Long Ago (and Far Away)” and “The Man That Got Away,” both nominated for Academy Awards.


SHN Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
Wed Sep 20 (2pm, 8pm)
Thu Sep 21 (8pm)
Fri Sep 22 (8pm)
Sat Sep 23 (2pm, 8pm)
Sun Sep 24 (2pm)


  1. SHN Orpheum Theatre
    1192 Market St., San Francisco, CA