PORGY AND BESS National Tour Kicks Off Today in San Francisco

PORGY AND BESS National Tour Kicks Off Today in San Francisco

The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, begins performances today at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre. The tour officially opens on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Joining Alicia Hall Moran as Bess and Nathaniel Stampleyas Porgy will be Alvin Crawford as Crown, Kingsley Leggs as Sporting Life, Sumayya Ali as Clara, DENISHA BALLEW as Serena, Danielle Lee Greaves as Mariah, and David Hughey as Jake. The cast also includes Dan Barnhill, Vanjah Boikai, ADRIANNA M. CLEVELAND, Roosevelt André Credit, CICILY DAINELS, Dwelvan David,Nkrumah Gatling, TAMAR GREENE, Nicole Adell Johnson, James Earl Jones II, QUENTIN OLIVER LEE, CHERYSE McLEOD LEWIS, SARITA RACHELLE LILLY, Kent Overshown, Chauncey Packer, Lindsay Roberts, Fred Rose, and SOARA-JOYE ROSS.

"Every so often a project comes along that is so astonishing that one has to drop everything and just say I'm going to do it. That's what I felt when I was asked to do The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," said Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus. "The epic sweep of the story, the immense history of the musical itself and the unforgettable Gershwin score, highlighted by 'Summertime,' 'I Got Plenty of Nothing' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So' make this unquestionably one of the greatest American masterpieces."

THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS 2013-2014 Touring Route
San Francisco, CA 11/10/13 - 12/8/13 The Golden Gate Theatre
Dallas, TX 12/10/13 - 12/22/13 Winspear Opera House
Washington, DC 12/25/13-12/29/13 The National Theatre
West Palm Beach, FL 1/7/14 - 1/12/14 Kravis Center for the Perf. Arts
Tampa, FL 1/14/14 - 1/19/14 Straz Center for the Perf. Arts
Naples, FL 1/21/14-1/26/14 Artis-Naples
Greenville, SC 1/28/14 - 2/2/14 The Peace Center
Cleveland, OH 2/4/14 - 2/16/14 PlayhouseSquare
Philadelphia, PA 2/18/14 - 2/23/14 Academy of Music
Pittsburgh, PA 2/25/14 - 3/2/14 Benedum Center
Detroit, MI 3/4/14 - 3/9/14 The Opera House
Buffalo, NY 3/11/14 - 3/16/14 Shea's Performing Arts Center
East Lansing, MI 3/18/14 - 3/23/14 Wharton Center
St. Paul, MN 3/25/14 - 3/30/14 Ordway Center
Des Moines, IA 4/1/14 - 4/6/14 Des Moines Civic Center
Las Vegas, NV 4/15/14 - 4/20/14 The Smith Center
Los Angeles, CA 4/22/14 - 6/1/14 Ahmanson Theatre
Tempe, AZ 6/3/14 - 6/8/14 ASU Gammage
Seattle, WA 6/11/14 - 6/29/14 The 5th Avenue Theatre
Charlotte, NC 7/15/14 - 7/20/14 The Belk Theatre

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