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A reworked version of this Gershwin classic comes to Broadway starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis.

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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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She Loves You, Elmo! Porgy and Bess Star Audra McDonald to Appear on Sesame Street in New Segment

She Loves You, Elmo! Porgy and Bess Star Audra McDonald to Appear on Sesame Street in New Segment

Tony winner Audra McDonald will be among the guest stars appearing in Elmo the Musical, a new segment featured on Sesame Street, according to The New York Times. The new segment will debut on the show's September 24 season premiere and be featured sporadically throughout the season, replacing the long-running Elmo's World segment that concluded each episode.

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Porgy and Bess Star Joshua Henry Remembers Hitting on Hot Girls and Playing in a Cover Band

Porgy and Bess Star Joshua Henry Remembers Hitting on Hot Girls and Playing in a Cover Band

As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom—and share a school picture! Tony nominee Joshua Henry, who went from high school jock to Broadway star in Porgy and Bess, recalls his trouble with math class and picking up girls ...

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Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returns to Full Performance Schedule in Porgy and Bess

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returns to Full Performance Schedule in Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess' Tony-winning leading lady Audra McDonald will return to playing all eight shows each week in the Tony-winning revival beginning August 28. After suffering a respiratory infection in June, McDonald began playing seven performances a week, with her understudy Alicia Hall Moran assuming the role of Bess on Wednesday evenings.

Set in Charleston’s fabled Catfish Row, Porgy ...

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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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Porgy Star Audra McDonald on Winning Tony Number Five, Befriending Her Idols and Finding (and Losing!) Her Voice

Porgy Star Audra McDonald on Winning Tony Number Five, Befriending Her Idols and Finding (and Losing!) Her Voice

Audra McDonald, who picked up her fifth Tony earlier this summer for Porgy and Bessstopped by Show People with Paul Wontorek to discuss her trophy collection, life with fiance Will Swenson & memories of starring in Evita at age 16!

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Audra McDonald on 'Manly Man' Fiance Will Swenson and Sending Her Puppy to Be Trained By Monks

Audra McDonald on 'Manly Man' Fiance Will Swenson and Sending Her Puppy to Be Trained By Monks

Broadway couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson are readying to head down the aisle, and life has been quite different for the pair since Swenson finished his Broadway run as a drag queen Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The Porgy and Bess star recently stopped by Broadway.com’s Show People with Paul Wontorek and revealed her home life with ...

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Porgy and Bess' Audra McDonald Fulfills Her New Year's Resolution on The Chew

Porgy and Bess' Audra McDonald Fulfills Her New Year's Resolution on The Chew

Porgy and Bess headliner Audra McDonald is determined to fulfill her 2012 New Year’s resolution, which is to learn how to cook for her family. A self proclaimed “danger in the kitchen,” McDonald recruited help from her friends at ABC’s The Chew. On July 17, the Chew crew taught the five-time Tony winner how make a killer dessert ...

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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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Weekend Poll Top Three: Songs from Grease and Spring Awakening Rank as Fans’ Top Summer Jams

Weekend Poll Top Three: Songs from Grease and Spring Awakening Rank as Fans’ Top Summer Jams

In the hot summer swelter, many theater fans stay cool (and rock out poolside) with the help of their favorite summer show tune. Last week, Broadway.com asked readers which summer-themed Broadway song is their favorite. The fans have spoken, and the results vary from Grease’s high volume recount of summer love to Spring Awakening’s melodic musings on ...

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