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Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward


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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Famous Duets and Solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents famous duets and solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, including "Love is Here to Stay," "Just One of Those Things" and highlights from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, April 21-23 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Vocalist Marva Hicks and trumpeter Byron Stripling bring Armstrong and Fitzgerald's legendary partnership to life; Lee Musiker conducts. (more...)

Six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, with Special Guest Seth Rudetsky, Comes to The Wallis 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Record-breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald makes her greatly anticipated debut, as part of the acclaimed Broadway @ series, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, a one-night-only event featuring two intimate concerts at 7:00pm and 9:30pm on Thursday, May 11. Produced by Mark Cortale, the Broadway legend will be joined on stage by Broadway @ series host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who recently starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical Disaster! (more...)

George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Soprano Amber Wagner, a 2010 George London Award Winner, and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., who won his George London Award in 2015, make their New York recital debuts at the final program in the George London Foundation Recital Series, and the final event in the foundation's season, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm. Alan Darling is the recital's pianist; a reception with the artists follows the concert. (more...)

Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah to Give World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (the Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2017. (more...)

American Repertory Theater Raises Record Amount at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Board of Trustees of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University along withDiane Paulus, A.R.T. Artistic Director, and Diane Quinn, A.R.T. Executive Director, are pleased to announce that the theater's annual gala raised nearly $1.3M in support of the theater's artistic, community, and education programs. The event was held at the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Monday, February 27, 2017 with nearly 500 supporters from Boston, Los Angeles, and New York in attendance. (more...)

Steppenwolf's Lookout Series and Mark Cortale present AUDRA McDONALD IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Record-breaking six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will perform at Steppenwolf as a part of the LookOut Series on Monday, May 22 for one night only. McDonald will be joined on stage by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who this past November starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical, Disaster!   (more...)

Anton Luitingh's Reign as JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Pharaoh at Theatre On The Bay Almost Over
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Anton Luitingh, who has been playing the Pharaoh in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, begins the final week of his reign today, with Jonathan Roxmouth, who originated the role in this production, returning to the role from next Monday. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/31 - Norm Lewis at the Annaberg and More! (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Returns to London in Brand New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today confirmed that a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will open in September 2017 in a brand new pop-up theatre for London in Marble Arch. (more...)

Ebony Rep Finds Full Cast for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Starring Reginald VelJohnson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today the full casting and the creative team of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. Acclaimed veteran actor Reginald VelJohnson (ABC/CBS's Family Matters, Die Hard, Die Hard 2) will co-star as 'Big Moe' with the previously announced Emmy Award-winner Obba Babbatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

NY Philharmonic Presents Concerts in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The 2017 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, will return for the 52nd season with four free outdoor concerts, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (June 13); the Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan (June 14); Cunningham Park, Queens (June 15); and Prospect Park, Brooklyn (June 16). In addition, New York Philharmonic musicians will perform at the Free Indoor Concert at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on June 18, 2017. Major corporate support for the 2017 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks and the Free Indoor Concert has been provided by MetLife Foundation, Citi, and Emirates Airline. (more...)

The Music Of The Night! Broadway Phantom NORM LEWIS Appears At The Annaberg For One Starry Night
by David Green - Mar 28, 2017

Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to present Tony-nominated vocalist Norm Lewis on Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m. in the Annenberg Theater as part of the Museum's 2017 Broadway's Best… In the West! series.  Boasting breathtaking power and range, Lewis is best known for starring in the Broadway production of Porgy and Bess, for which he received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Other credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon, The Who's Tommy and Phantom of the Opera.  (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Features Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

It's Broadway baby! Pacific Symphony Pops brings two award-winning Broadway superstars—Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell—together on one stage to deliver an evening of unforgettable music from the Great White Way. With stunning voices and booming careers on Broadway, television and concert stages, Hilty and Mitchell join the 88-piece orchestra to bring fresh insight to a program of Broadway hits and memorable melodies that have become timeless standards, including music from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hilty dazzles with songs such as Gershwin's “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from the NBC-TV series “Smash” and “The Rainbow Connection” from her album “Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” Then, Mitchell takes the stage with masterpieces such as “Stars” from “Les Misérables,” “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha,” “It Ain't Necessarily So” from “Porgy and Bess,” and the ultimate lounge tune, “Feeling Good.”  (more...)

Two River Theater Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2017/18 Season. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah Share World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day today, March 27, 2017. (more...)

25 Broadway Stars to Perform with Emerging Talent in BROADWAY BUDDY Cabaret at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadway is coming to the South Orange Performing Arts center this May! On Monday night, May 1,2017, 25 Broadway artists will light up the SOPAC stage, as they perform with aspiring Broadway artists in Vanguard Theater Company's second annual BROADWAY BUDDY Mentorship Cabaret. (more...)

Norm Lewis Hosts TREASURES OF NEW YORK: THE DRAMA LEAGUE On WLIW 21 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director), and WNET (America's flagship PBS station), present the broadcast premiere of the documentary "Treasures of New York: The Drama League" on Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. on WLIW21 and Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. on THIRTEEN. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Motherhood, 'Beauty & the Beast' & More on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'Beauty and the Beast' star and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald explained how she got some flack from President Obama when she received an award from him. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's tour embarked on its third year at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, nearly 58 years to day that Motown Records was founded. The music of Motown began bringing people together back in 1959, reaching men and women of different cultures, religion, ethnicity and ages, and has provided a message of hope and healing ever since. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Steven Strafford, Alli Mauzey, Lesli Margherita and More Set for LOVE AND OTHER FABLES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a concert of the John McMahon-Jay Jeffries musical LOVE AND OTHER FABLES on April 9, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, and More Announced for THE COLOR PURPLE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????An all-star West End cast is announced today for a one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London's Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May at 6.00pm. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents New York City Ballet: Music at the Ballet with Andrew Litton, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents New York City Ballet's Music Director Andrew Litton, a longtime conductor of symphony orchestras around the world who recently added ballet orchestra maestro to his achievements with his appointment at NYCB. Litton will share his unique perspective on the similarities and differences between these two experiences, and will illuminate the intricacies of NYCB's vast musical repertory prior to the Company's upcoming Here/Now Festival, featuring 43 ballets created for NYCB since 1988, which will take place from April 25 through May 21 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problem runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Utah Symphony's Family Series Announces MAGIC MIME COMPANY And Gershwin's MAGIC KEY In March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

On March 18 at 11 AM, Utah Symphony bass player David Yavornitzky guest conducts the Utah Symphony and Magic Circle Mime Company through the story of a mischievous street musician who finds herself thrust into the role of Mozart. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Stage Rare Revival of O'Neill's MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

As the centerpiece of the Company's 25th anniversary season, Target Margin Theater and Abrons Arts Center will present a rare revival of Eugene O'Neill's great trilogy, Mourning Becomes Electra, directed by Herskovits, and running April 26-May 20. Part Greek tragedy, part family play, part history play, Mourning Becomes Electra (O'Neill's 1931 adaptation of Aeschylus 'The Oresteia') mashes myth, Freudian psychology and melodrama into an epic six hour production. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Joins MTC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, as part of MTC's 2017-2018 season. (more...)

North Coast Rep Announces Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present its 36th Season. North Coast Repertory Theatre a non-profit professional theatre company, has evolved into one of the area's leading performing arts organizations, recognized for the quality of its work and its commitment to excellence. (more...)

VIDEO: Joshua Henry Celebrates Return to HAMILTON with All New #HamJam
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2017

Earlier this year, Joshua Henry departed the Chicago production of Hamilton, where he played the Windy City's Burr. Now he's back in the show, leading the cast of the national tour, and that means that his #HamJams are also back! Below, watch as he puts his own spin on 'You'll Be Back.' (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Cast Revealed for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

???????Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the premiere West Palm Beach engagement at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 7, 2017
by - Apr 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents The Second Of Four Week Event, ALAN GILBERT'S FINAL WEEKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

In the second of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead the Orchestra in a program that highlights important artistic relationships he has cultivated during his tenure. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

'Broadway @' Concert Series Debuts Across the Globe with Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale and creative partner Seth Rudetsky have quickly - and not so quietly - made their Broadway @ series the most sought-after ticket to see Broadway's musical mega-stars in concert. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the Theater Community
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present theTRU April Panel - 25 Years of TRU (and How It's Made Me a Better Producer) on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at7pm) at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.  (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

FIELD GUIDE Premiere, 'FATHER COMES HOME' and More on Tap for Yale Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre, the multiple Tony Award-winning theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classic works, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The 2017-18 Signature Theatre Season will feature plays by three Pulitzer Prize-winners and the New York premiere of a play by one of its new Residency Five playwrights, the company announced today. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Miller Auditorium, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is coming to Kalamazoo from May 9-14, 2017.  Tickets are available now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, online at www.millerauditorium.com and by phone at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Miller Auditorium for eight performances from May 9-14, 2017.  Group orders for ten or more tickets may be placed by calling (269) 387-2312. (more...)

MOTOWN and DREAMGIRLS Stars Launch WEST END UNPLUGGED at W London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On Monday, April 17th, 2017 42 Seven Productions, the producers of the hit BROADWAY AT W concert series, takes on the West End with the stars and cast members of Motown the Musical launching WEST END UNPLUGGED AT W. (more...)

History Matters/Back to the Future Announces 2017 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future has announced the winner of their prestigious annual Judith Barlow Prize - Kara Jobe - an Ohio-based student, currently at Otterbein University who wrote a one-act play inspired by Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour.  (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Alan Gilbert To Lead 26th Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, with soprano Ying Fang as soloist, at the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 29, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. This will be the 26th Annual Free Memorial Day Concert offered by the New York Philharmonic, a tradition begun in 1992 as a gift to the people of New York City. (more...)

Billy Porter, Kristine Nielsen, Shoshana Bean & More Earn Elliot Norton Nominations; Diane Paulus Receives Prize for Sustained Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 35th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

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