Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with the Cast of PORGY AND BESS National Tour

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The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will launch at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this November. The tour, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra, will begin performances Sunday, Nov. 10 with an official opening on Wednesday, Nov. 13. BroadwayWorld was just in the rehearsal room with the cast for a sneak peek and you can check out photos below!

The tour will be led by Alicia Hall Moran as Bess and Nathaniel Stampley as 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.

Click here for a full list of tour stops.

THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, features one of Broadway's most accomplished creative teams, led by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin,Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). The creative team also includes choreographer Ronald K. Brown, set designerRiccardo Hernandez, costume designer Esosa, lighting designer Christopher Akerlind, sound designer ACME Sound Partners, music supervisor Constantine Kitsopoulous, and music director/conductorDale Rieling.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Diane Paulus


Nathaniel Stampley and the cast of Porgy and Bess


The cast of Porgy and Bess


Nathaniel Stampley


Diane Paulus


Alicia Hall Moran


Alicia Hall Moran


Alvin Crawford


Alvin Crawford


Kingsley Leggs and the cast of Porgy and Bess


Kingsley Leggs


The cast of Porgy and Bess


The cast and creative team of Porgy and Bess


Ronald K. Brown, Suzan-Lori Parks, Esosa, Kingsley Leggs, Nathaniel Stampley, Alicia Hall Moran, Alvin Crawford, Diane Paulus, Diedre L. Murray


Nathaniel Stampley, Alicia Hall Moran

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