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THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS to Debut at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre, 4/22-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' makes its triumphant debut at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, opening Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Performances continue through June 1, 2014. (Preview April 22.) (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour Runs Now thru 3/30 at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will perform today, March 25-30, 2014 at the Ordway. (more...)

Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Goes on Sale Today at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale today, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour to Run 3/25-30 at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Based on DuBose Heyward's novel 'Porgy' and the play of the same name, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward, the Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is a stunning and stirring new staging with a magnificent 23-piece orchestra, including such legendary songs as 'Summertime,' 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' and 'I Got Plenty of Nothing.' (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour Makes Philadelphia Premiere, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, are now on sale. Part of the BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA season, presented by the KimMel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization, THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS arrives at the Academy of Music for a limited engagement beginning today, Feb. 18 - 23. The official press opening is tonight, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Go on Sale 2/21 at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS Soars at National Theatre
by Elizabeth Bruce - Dec 27, 2013

The most recent version of the famous and often controversial opera, PORGY AND BESS by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin, re-titled as THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, is now playing at DC's National Theatre through Dec. 29, 2013. The opera, which has garnered scores of awards since its first performance in 1935, has been re-mounted by the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge with a creative team including Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who adapted the book, and Dierdre L. Murray, who adapted the musical score. THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS opened on Broadway in 2011. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour to Make Philadelphia Premiere, 2/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, are now on sale. Part of the BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA season, presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization, THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS arrives at the Academy of Music for a limited engagement beginning Feb. 18 - 23. The official press opening is Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour Kicks Off Today in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

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. (more...)

National Tour of PORGY AND BESS to Play Academy of Music, 2/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, announces the complete cast for the tour launch at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this November with rehearsals having starting Monday, October 14 in New York City. The tour, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra, will begin performances Sunday, November 10 with an official opening on Wednesday, November 13. The national touring production will make its Philadelphia premiere February 18 - 23 at the Academy of Music. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour Set for Limited Run at Belk Theater, July 15-20, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, announces the complete cast for the tour launch at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this November. The show plays in Charlotte July 15-20, 2014 in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Nathaniel Stampley and Alicia Hall Moran to Star in PORGY AND BESS National Tour, Kicking Off at the Ahmanson, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Casting has been announced for the national tour of 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,' winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, which will open at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on April 23 and play through June 1, 2014. (Preview on April 22.) The tour, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra, is set to launch at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this November. (more...)

Photo Flash: WaterTower's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

WaterTower Theatre presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway running October 11 - November 3, 2013 on the Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. Joey Folsom stars as Hank Williams. The cast features several WaterTower Theatre favorites including Pam Dougherty as Mama Lilly, Stan Graner as Fred Rose (Pap), Mikaela Krantz as Audrey Williams, Joseph Holt as Leon (Loudmouth) and Sonny Franks as Jimmy (Burrhead). The cast also includes Major Attaway as Tee-Tot, Christia Mantzke as The Waitress, Dave Rankin as Hoss and Dennis Bailey as Shag. This production is sponsored by Frost Bank and WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Alicia Hall Moran & Nathaniel Stampley-Led PORGY AND BESS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, announces the complete cast for the tour launch at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this November with rehearsals starting Monday, Oct 14 in New York City. The tour, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra, will begin performances Sunday, Nov. 10 with an official opening on Wednesday, Nov. 13. (more...)

Tickets to PORGY AND BESS National Tour's Run at Detroit Opera House on Sale 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Broadway in Detroit brings the National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra, to the Detroit Opera House, March 4 - 9, 2014. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, September 29 at noon at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com, and at the Fisher Theatre box office. Tickets will be available at the Detroit Opera House box office starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 30. (more...)

TONY AWARDS, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Among Winners at Creative Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

The Tony Awards telecast took home four Emmys including Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Musical Direction and Outstanding Musics and Lyrics for 'If I Had Time' with lyrics by Adam Schlesinger and music by David Javerbaum. (more...)

Joey Folsom to Lead WaterTower Theatre's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the cast for Hank Williams: Lost Highway running October 11 - November 3, 2013 on the Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. Joey Folsom stars as Hank Williams. The cast features several WaterTower Theatre favorites including Pam Dougherty as Mama Lilly, Stan Graner as Fred Rose (Pap), Mikaela Krantz as Audrey Williams, Joseph Holt as Leon (Loudmouth) and Sonny Franks as Jimmy (Burrhead). The cast also includes Major Attaway as Tee-Tot,Christia Mantzke as The Waitress, Dave Rankin as Hoss and Dennis Bailey as Shag. This production is sponsored by Frost Bank and WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors. (more...)

Mystery Writer Lynne Kennedy Searches for Missing Van Gogh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Mystery writer Lynne Kennedy is on the hunt for a painting by Vincent van Gogh, which vanished during the Nazi occupation of France in World War II. (more...)

Amy Justman, Derek Klena & More Set for STRANGE FACES Reading; John Rando to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Tony winner John Rando (Urinetown) will direct two private industry staged readings of Strange Faces, a new musical by Andrea Grody. (more...)

Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton Among Off-Camera Winners For 48th Annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Today, the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 48 th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, due to time constraints. (more...)

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