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After Midnight Gets a Visit From Gayle King & David Alan Grier

After Midnight Gets a Visit From Gayle King & David Alan Grier
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Gayle King and David Alan Grier visit Fantasia Barrino and Dulé Hill backstage at After Midnight the weekend of January 17, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Tony Nominee David Alan Grier Takes Principal Position for TV Pilot Bad Teacher

Tony Nominee David Alan Grier Takes Principal Position for TV Pilot Bad Teacher

That’ll be principal David Alan Grier to you! The three-time Tony nominee just signed a deal to play a school principal in the new CBS pilot Bad Teacher, according to Deadline.com.

Bad Teacher is a single-camera comedy series based on the 2011 movie starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel. The CBS pilot is penned by Hilary ...

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Hello Gorgeous! Exclusive Photo of Barbra Streisand's Backstage Visit at Porgy and Bess

Hello Gorgeous! Exclusive Photo of Barbra Streisand's Backstage Visit at Porgy and Bess

Broadway's first Funny Girl, the legendary Barbra Streisand, made time in her busy schedule to check out the Tony-winning revival of Porgy and Bess on September 19. Streisand, along with friend and A-list fashion designer Donna Karan, enjoyed the Gershwins’ gorgeous score and the award-winning performance by Porgy and Bess’ leading lady Audra McDonald. After the curtain came down ...

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Spike Lee Hopes to Direct a Big Screen Musical Adaptation of Porgy and Bess

Spike Lee Hopes to Direct a Big Screen Musical Adaptation of Porgy and Bess

Two-time Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee is in negotiations to turn the Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess into a film, according to IndieWire.com. The musical has been a passion project for Lee for over a decade and after seeing the current Broadway revival, Lee has begun negations with the Gerswhin estate to bring the opera back to the big screen ...

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Tony-Winning Revival of Porgy and Bess, Starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis, to Close Earlier Than Expected

Tony-Winning Revival of Porgy and Bess, Starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis, to Close Earlier Than Expected

The Tony-winning Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess will end its limited run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre a week earlier than expected. The show, which was initially set to run through September 30, will now close on September 23. Directed by Diane Paulus and starring 2012 Tony winner Audra McDonald and Tony nominee Norm Lewis, Porgy and Bess will ...

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Watch Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis Perform 'Summertime' and More from Porgy and Bess at the 2012 Tonys

Watch Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis Perform 'Summertime' and More from Porgy and Bess at the 2012 Tonys

The audience at the 2012 Tony Awards on June 10 were transported from the Beacon Theatre to Catfish Row when the cast of the Best Revival of a Musical winner Porgy and Bess took the stage. Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald along with nominees Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier deliciously sang snippets of “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty of Nothing ...

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Porgy and Bess Tony Nominee David Alan Grier Talks Awards Season on Good Day New York

Porgy and Bess Tony Nominee David Alan Grier Talks Awards Season on Good Day New York

Before his big night, Tony nominee David Alan Grier stopped by Good Day New York on June 8 to crack some jokes and spread word about his current gig in the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess. Grier discussed why Porgy and Bess is “the most important American opera” and explained how he isn’t nervous for the June 10 ...

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Phillip Boykin, Jeremy Jordan, Finn Wittrock & More Celebrate the 2012 Theatre World Awards

Phillip Boykin, Jeremy Jordan, Finn Wittrock & More Celebrate the 2012 Theatre World Awards
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Theater’s rising stars were honored on June 5 at the 68th annual Theatre World Awards. Honoring performers who have made an outstanding Broadway or off-Broadway debut, the awards were presented at the Belasco Theatre, home of End of the Rainbowand the recipients celebrated inside its beautiful "Rainbow Room." This year, 12 actors were recognized for their work including ...

Porgy and Bess' David Alan Grier on Pimps, Vodka Enemas and the Power of YouTube

Porgy and Bess' David Alan Grier on Pimps, Vodka Enemas and the Power of YouTube

David Alan Grier scored his third Tony nomination this year as Catfish Row’s drug dealing pimp, Sporting Life, in the acclaimed revival of Porgy and Bess. Grier, who became a breakout star in the 1990s sketch comedy show In Living Color, grew up in Detroit in the 1960s and graduated from Yale School of Drama. He made his Broadway ...

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Porgy and Bess' Norm Lewis Brings His Signature Smile to the Wall at Sardi’s

Porgy and Bess' Norm Lewis Brings His Signature Smile to the Wall at Sardi’s
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Norm Lewis plays the tragic character of Porgy onstage in Porgy and Bess, but offstage Lewis is one happy fella, especially when he is honored with his very own portrait at Sardi’s! The first time Tony nominee has been a Great White Way favorite for over 20 years in shows including The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Side ...

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