Broadway.com’s resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson recently took a trip to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to meet Porgy, Bess, and the close community of Catfish Row. In this heart-wrenching portrait of the new Broadway production of Porgy and Bess, Squigs captures the passionate love of the cripple Porgy (Norm Lewis) and his woman Bess (Audra McDonald) and the world that keeps them apart. Also featured in this powerful artwork are co-stars David Alan Grier (with his “happy dust”), Phillip Boykin as the dangerous Crown and (from left) Bryonha Marie Parham, Joshua Henry, Nikki Renee Daniels and NaTasha Yvette Williams. See how these actors come together to create a tragic love story by getting tickets to Porgy and Bess.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Click to e-mail Squigs. Photo by Matthew Murphy