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

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Porgy and Bess Star Audra McDonald Talks Tony Awards and Vocal Rest on Good Day New York

Porgy and Bess Star Audra McDonald Talks Tony Awards and Vocal Rest on Good Day New York

After two weeks on doctor's ordered vocal rest, five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald returns to the stage on July 5 in Porgy and Bess. That morning, McDonald gave her first interview since her recovery to Good Day New York. During her visit McDonald discuss how she spent her time away from the show and why, in her busy life ...

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Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returns to Broadway’s Porgy and Bess

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returns to Broadway’s Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess headliner Audra McDonald returns to the Tony-winning revival as scheduled on July 5 after two weeks of vocal rest. McDonald left the production on June 20 due to a respiratory infection which caused her vocal chords inflaming to a point where she was unable to sing. McDonald, who nabbed for fifth Tony Award for playing Bess, will ...

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Tony Hot Shot! Audra McDonald Shares Her Big Night with Fiancé Will Swenson and Their 'Wee Posse of Three'

Tony Hot Shot! Audra McDonald Shares Her Big Night with Fiancé Will Swenson and Their 'Wee Posse of Three'

One of the sweetest moments at the 2012 Tony Awards was the look of joy on 11-year-old Zoe Donovan’s face when her mom, Audra McDonald, won the Best Actress Tony Award for Porgy and Bess. During McDonald’s acceptance speech, the camera panned down the row to show proud fiancé Will Swenson (Broadway star of Priscilla Queen of the ...

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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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Five-Time Winner Audra McDonald of Porgy and Bess Pays Loving Tribute to Daughter Zoe at 2012 Tonys

Five-Time Winner Audra McDonald of Porgy and Bess Pays Loving Tribute to Daughter Zoe at 2012 Tonys

Audra McDonald won her fifth Tony Award (and her first in a leading category) at the 2012 Tonys for her passionate portrayal of drug-addicted Bess in the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess.

During her emotional acceptance speech, McDonald remembered herself as a "hyperactive and over-dramatic" little girl who found theater. "And I found my home," she said. "And I found ...

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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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Get Porgy and Bess Nominee Phillip Boykin's Priceless Tony Reaction

Get Porgy and Bess Nominee Phillip Boykin's Priceless Tony Reaction

Get a glimpse of Phillip Boykin’s funny side. The actor earned his first Tony nomination as the murderous Crown in Porgy and Bess. Find out his first thoughts after hearing he was nominated, his dream role and more!

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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 ...

Porgy and Bess Tony Nominee Phillip Boykin Can’t Live Without Backstage Treats, Gags and Dressing Roommates

Porgy and Bess Tony Nominee Phillip Boykin Can’t Live Without Backstage Treats, Gags and Dressing Roommates

Porgy and Bess star Phillip Boykin may play Audra McDonald's evil, murderous ex-lover Crown onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, but behind the scenes, this opera vet is an adorable teddy bear! The 2012 Best Featured Actor Tony nominee invited Broadway.com backstage to show off his funny side as well as his five favorite dressing room items, most ...

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