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The Cast of Porgy and Bess Dons Hoodies to Honor Slain Teen Trayvon Martin

The Cast of Porgy and Bess Dons Hoodies to Honor Slain Teen Trayvon Martin

The company of Broadway’s Porgy and Bess “hooded up” on March 25 in honor of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African-American teen shot to death in Sanford, Florida, on February 26. As the case continues to draw national attention, the Porgy cast and creative team showed their solidarity by donning hoodies (which Martin was wearing at the time of his ...

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Porgy and Bess Launching National Tour in Fall 2013

 Porgy and Bess Launching National Tour in Fall 2013

The Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess will kick off a national tour during the the Fall of 2013. Starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis, Porgy and Bess opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre on January 12 and will continue through September 30. No casting, cities or official dates for the tour have been announced at this time.


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Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier & Co. Will Record Two-Disc Porgy and Bess Cast Album

Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier & Co. Will Record Two-Disc Porgy and Bess Cast Album

The popular revival of Porgy and Bess will get a two-disc cast recording from PS Classics. The cast led by Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, and David Alan Grier will record the classic Gershwin tunes March 12 and 13 in anticipation of a May 8 release date. Porgy and Bess opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre on January 12 and ...

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See David Alan Grier and the Cast of Porgy and Bess Head to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

See David Alan Grier and the Cast of Porgy and Bess Head to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

It’s Broadway Week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and on February 21 the funnyman welcomed the cast of the lush revival of Porgy and Bess to perform. David Alan Grier delivered a rousing rendition of the toe-tapper “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” In the number, the no-good Sporting Life (Grier) reinterprets the Gospel for the townspeople of Catfish ...

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Nick Jonas, Sutton Foster, Ghost & More to Perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s Broadway Week

Nick Jonas, Sutton Foster, Ghost & More to Perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s Broadway Week

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon will host its annual Broadway Week February 20 through 24, featuring a musical number from one Broadway show each night. The late night talk show airs weeknights on NBC.

Pop star Nick Jonas will perform a song from How to Succeed Without Really Trying on Monday, February 20. David Alan Greir will sing a number ...

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Smash Producer Steven Spielberg Takes In the Hit Revival of Porgy and Bess

Smash Producer Steven Spielberg Takes In the Hit Revival of Porgy and Bess
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Now that he is executive-producing a TV show about Broadway, Steven Spielberg is enjoying doing a little real-life research: On February 12, the Oscar-winning director took in a matinee performance of the Broadway smash Porgy and Bess. After the curtain came down on the Gershwin revival, Spielberg and his family made their way backstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre to ...

Vanessa Williams and James Spader Head Backstage at Porgy and Bess

Vanessa Williams and James Spader Head Backstage at Porgy and Bess
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Porgy and Bess is a celebrity hot spot with the likes of Rosie O’Donnell, Joan Rivers and Chelsea Clinton all recently making their way to the show and backstage to congratulate its stars. This week, Tony nominee Vanessa Williams made her way down to Catfish Row to support her former Sondheim on Sondheim co-star Norm Lewis and catch up ...

Feel the Passion and Drama in a Squigs Sketch of Porgy and Bess

Feel the Passion and Drama in a Squigs Sketch of Porgy and Bess

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 ...

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Rosie O'Donnell, Chelsea Clinton and Bobby Cannavale Swing By Broadway's Porgy and Bess

Rosie O'Donnell, Chelsea Clinton and Bobby Cannavale Swing By Broadway's Porgy and Bess
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Family and friends abound in Catfish Row! Over the holiday weekend of January 13, the cast of Porgy and Bess welcomed Broadway veterans Rosie O’Donnell and Bobby Cannavale, former First Daughter and current NBC News correspondant Chelsea Clinton as well as family members of the cast who arrived in town to see them perform. O’Donnell, Cannavale, Clinton and ...

B'way Loves You, Porgy! Join the Opening Night Bash for Porgy and Bess, Starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis

B'way Loves You, Porgy! Join the Opening Night Bash for Porgy and Bess, Starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis

From the tenements of Catfish Row to the swanky party at the McKittrick Hotel, it was an emotional evening at the January 12 Broadway opening of Diane Paulus’ reimagined Porgy and Bess. A starry crowd settled into the Richard Rodgers Theatre to welcome one Broadway’s brightest stars Audra McDonald back to the Rialto. After the show, McDonald and co-stars ...

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