I Got Gershwin presented by Robert Habermann
Thursday 15th November 2018 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50, TheatreCards £11.00
Award winning singer Robert Habermann returns to Louth to present his unique program of the life of song composer George Gershwin, singing thirty of Gershwin’s great songs, and telling the story of this remarkable composer’s career. Gershwin was born in 1899 in the lower Westside of New York, starting out as a song plugger in a music publishing house, writing his first major huge hit "SWANEE" in twenty minutes on a bus In 1919! Then In 1924 collaborating with his older brother Ira, to write a huge number classic songs for Broadway and Hollywood, for the Broadway stars of the day , Fred Astaire, Gertrude Lawrence and Ethel Merman. This included such hits as: I Got Rhythm, Someone To Watch Over Me, Fascinating Rhythm, and They Can't Take That Away From Me.
" I GOT GERSHWIN" also features excerpts from his opera “Porgy And Bess”, which included the immortal song ‘Summertime’. An excerpt from Gershwin's masterpiece “Rhapsody In Blue”, written in 1924 at the request of Paul Whitman, is also included.
This is the full story of a musical genius who suddenly died at the young age of 38 at the very height of his career. Robert tells the full story and also talks about his special meeting with George’s younger sister, Frances Gershwin.
“I GOT GERSHWIN” was first performed at London’s Royal Festival Hall to celebrate the centenary of George Gershwin's birth.
Award winning singer Robert Habermann was discovered by legendary American singers Margaret Whiting and Kay Starr. Winner of the coveted MAC Award for best international Performer in New York, Robert was the first UK singer to present a show about Frank Sinatra celebrating ‘Ol Blue Eyes’ 80th birthday at the Royal Festival Hall in 1995. Robert performed his unique story book shows throughout the United Kingdom to universal acclaim and was very warmly received at The Riverhead Theatre last year.
Robert performs in the UK and U.S.A, appearing regularly at London Royal Albert Hall, Theatre Royal Windsor, Millfield Arts Enfield Centre and many other venues.
Robert was voted Best International Performer by the prestigious Manhattan Association of Cabarets of New York.
The Musical Director for this show is Trevor Brown, who was MD for many great recording artists including: Shirley Bassey, Michael Barrymore and TV show POP IDOL and many Royal Variety shows
You can contact Robert via his website roberthabermann.net