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Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!

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Last night, January 12, The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess starring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier, opened at the Richard Rodger's Theatre on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebratory after party at the McKittrick Hotel and brings you photo coverage below!

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.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinksi

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Diane Paulus, Diedre L. Murray, Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
JD Webster, Nathaniel Stampley, and Trevon Davis

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Nathaniel Stampley, JD Webster, Trevon Davis, Wilkie Ferguson III, Joseph Dellger, NaTasha Yvette Williams, and Christopher Innvar

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Joshua Henry and Roosevelt Andre Credit

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
NaTasha Yvette Williams

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Christopher Innvar and Joshua Henry

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Christopher Innvar, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Joshua Henry, and Roosevelt Andre Credit

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
David Hughey, Carmen Ruby Floyd, and Julius Thomas III

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Carmen Ruby Floyd and Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Diane Paulus and Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Phillip Boykin

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Wilkie Ferguson III

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Wilkie Ferguson III, Phillip Boykin, Diane Paulus, and Nikki Renee Daniels

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Nikki Renee Daniels

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Alicia Hall Moran, Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, Allison Blackwell, Heather Hill and Andrea Jones-Sojola

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Phumzile Sojola and Andrea Jones-Sojola

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Allison Blackwell

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Allison Blackwell

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Joshua Henry, Andrea Jones-Sojola, and Phumzile Sojola

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Allison Blackwell and Joshua Henry

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Bryonha Marie Parham and J. Bernard Calloway

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Audra McDonald and Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Nikki Renee Daniels, Norm Lewis, and Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Nikki Renee Daniels, Norm Lewis, and Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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