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Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!

Check out photos below of Audra McDonaldNorm LewisDavid Alan Grier & company lighting up the stage during the show's opening night curtain call celebration on Thursday, January 12!

Joining these Broadway A-listers onstage were Phillip Boykin as Crown, Nikki Renée Daniels as Clara, Joshua Henry as Jake, Christopher Innvar as Detective, Bryonha Marie Parham as Serena and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Mariah as well as Allison Blackwell, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Heather Hill, David Hughey, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Alicia Hall Moran, Cedric Neal, Phumzile Sojola, Nathaniel Stampley, Julius Thomas III, J.D. Webster and Lisa Nicole Wilkerson.

The classic story by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward is set in Charleston's fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the crippled but courageous Porgy. Threatened by her formidable former lover Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker Sporting Life, Porgy and Bess' relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater's most exhilarating love stories.

Following its sold-out world premiere engagement at Boston's American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), the creative team, led by Tony-nominated director Diane Paulus (Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man), now brings George and Ira Gershwin's legendary masterwork to the Broadway stage for the first time in more than 35 years. The creative team also includes choreographer Ronald K. Brown, set designer Riccardo Hernandez, costume designer ESosa, lighting designer Christopher Akerlind and sound designer ACME Sound Partners

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Joseph Dellger & Christopher Innvar

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Joseph Dellger & Christopher Innvar

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Bryonha Marie Parham

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
NaTasha Yvette Williams

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
NaTasha Yvette Williams

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Nikki Renee Daniels & Joshua Henry

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Nikki Renee Daniels & Joshua Henry

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Joshua Henry

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Boykin

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Boykin

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Boykin, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Phillip Boykin, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier & Bryonha Marie Parham

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Boykin & Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Phillip Boykin, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Phillip Boykin, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier & Bryonha Marie Parham

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Phillip Boykin, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Phillip Boykin, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Phillip Boykin, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Boykin, Director Diane Paulus, Audra McDonald, Suzan-Lori Parks, Diedre L. Murray & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Boykin, Director Diane Paulus, Audra McDonald, Suzan-Lori Parks & Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Phillip Boykin, Director Diane Paulus, Audra McDonald, Suzan-Lori Parks, Norm Lewis & Company

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Boykin, Director Diane Paulus, Audra McDonald & Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: PORGY & BESS Opening Night Curtain Call!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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