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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photo - Norm Lewis
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photo - Phillip Boykin, Director Diane Paulus, Audra McDonald & Suzan-Lori Parks

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BWW TV: PORGY AND BESS Performs at Broadway in Bryant Park 2012!BWW TV: PORGY AND BESS Performs at Broadway in Bryant Park 2012!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2012

The best of Broadway will be presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with "106.7 Lite FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2012" - a lunchtime series beginning July 12 at 12:30 p.m. on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Resorts World Casino New York City and hosted by Lite FM's on-air personalities, the twelfth annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through August 16. Click below to check out the performances from the cast of Porgy and Bess, which included 'Summertime,' 'A Woman Is A Sometime Thing,' and 'I Got Plenty o' Nuttin.' (more...)

BWW TV: Audra McDonald on How She Owes Her Tony Win to the Generation of Greats Before HerBWW TV: Audra McDonald on How She Owes Her Tony Win to the Generation of Greats Before Her
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2012

Last night, June 10, Audra McDonald took home her 5th Tony Award for for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her role of 'Bess' in THE GERSWIN's PORGY AND BESS. Though we'd think she'd be used to the feeling of winning by now, McDonald spoke with BroadwayWorld just moments after her win only to reveal how it still feels 'out of body'. Click below to hear from the Broadway darling herself! (more...)

BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Diane Paulus on the Director's Dream That Was PORGY AND BESS!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Diane Paulus on the Director's Dream That Was PORGY AND BESS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we chat with Diane Paulus, nominated for Best Direction of a Musical for The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. (more...)

BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Phillip Boykin Overjoyed to Make it to Broadway in PORGY & BESS!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Phillip Boykin Overjoyed to Make it to Broadway in PORGY & BESS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Phillip Boykin, nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Porgy and Bess. (more...)

BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - David Alan Grier on Being Welcomed Back to Broadway in PORGY AND BESS!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - David Alan Grier on Being Welcomed Back to Broadway in PORGY AND BESS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we chat with David Alan Grier, nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. (more...)

BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Norm Lewis on Being Over the Moon for PORGY & BESS!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Norm Lewis on Being Over the Moon for PORGY & BESS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 29, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Norm Lewis, nominee for Best Actor in a Musical for Porgy and Bess. (more...)

BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Audra McDonald on How She Almost Passed on PORGY AND BESS & More!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Audra McDonald on How She Almost Passed on PORGY AND BESS & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. We begin with Audra McDonald, nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at PORGY & BESS - Phillip Boykin and Joshua Henry React to Tony Award NominationsSTAGE TUBE: Backstage at PORGY & BESS - Phillip Boykin and Joshua Henry React to Tony Award Nominations
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2012

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess was nominated for ten Tony Awards yesterday morning, including Best Revivial of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and is Actress counterpart. Check out this backstage footage of the cast, including Phillip Boykin and Joshua Henry, reacting to the news. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PORGY AND BESS Onstage Marriage Proposal!STAGE TUBE: PORGY AND BESS Onstage Marriage Proposal!
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2012

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is now on Broadway with a cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, 'Private Practice') as Bess, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) as Porgy and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, 'In Living Color') as Sporting Life. In the video below, the audience got a special surprise when the cast welcomed a couple onstage for a heartwarming marriage propsal. Click below to check it out! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Visits THE COLBERT REPORT!STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Visits THE COLBERT REPORT!
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2012

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is now on Broadway with a cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, 'Private Practice') as Bess, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) as Porgy and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, 'In Living Color') as Sporting Life. Last night, McDonald was a guest on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. The four-time Tony Award-winner chatted with Stephen Colbert about her return to Broadway and performed 'Summertime.' Click below to check it out! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis & Audra McDonald Perform on THE ROSIE SHOW!STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis & Audra McDonald Perform on THE ROSIE SHOW!
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2012

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is now on Broadway with a cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, 'Private Practice') as Bess, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) as Porgy and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, 'In Living Color') as Sporting Life. McDonlad and Lewis will appear on 'The Rosie Show' tomorrow March 2, and BroadwayWorld brings you previews of their performances of 'Summertime,' 'I Got PLenty O' Nuttin,' and 'I Loves You, Porgy' below! Check your local listings to tune in live! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier & PORGY AND BESS Cast Perform on LATE NIGHT!STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier & PORGY AND BESS Cast Perform on LATE NIGHT!
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2012

All the excitement of the Broadway stage will be broadcast into viewers' homes this week, as Broadway Week has returned to LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m. ET on NBC) featuring a new musical number each night. Last night, Fallon welcomed David Alan Grier and the cast of PORGY AND BESS, who performed 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' and you can check out the musical number below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox With PORGY & BESS' Joshua Henry, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Nikki Renee Daniels!BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox With PORGY & BESS' Joshua Henry, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Nikki Renee Daniels!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2012

As in years past, BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Seth to exclusively bring you the full length episodes right here and we're pleased to bring you Seth's latest candid chat with PORGY & BESS' Joshua Henry, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Nikki Renee Daniels. Find out how the stars got started in theatre, hear about their PORGY & Bess auditions, and what it's like working with four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo Released for PORGY & BESS!STAGE TUBE: New Promo Released for PORGY & BESS!
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2012

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess officially opened on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). The cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, 'Private Practice') as Bess, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) as Porgy and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, 'In Living Color') as Sporting Life. The cast also includes 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 Sumayya Ali, Allison Blackwell, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Gavin Gregory, 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. Check out the just-released promo for the show below! (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of PORGY & BESS with Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & More!BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of PORGY & BESS with Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & More!
by Broadway Beat - Jan 18, 2012

On Thursday, January 12, The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Broadway Beat was on hand for exciting opening night party to chat with the cast and company and takes you inside below! (more...)

BWW TV: PORGY & BESS on Broadway - Complete & Thrilling Show Preview!BWW TV: PORGY & BESS on Broadway - Complete & Thrilling Show Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2012

'Wow' is all that we could say after watching this thrilling show preview for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway! Check out the footage below of Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier & company lighting up the stage in this new production which opens on Thursday, January 12! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at PORGY & BESS on Broadway - Montage!BWW TV: First Look at PORGY & BESS on Broadway - Montage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2012

We'll have a complete BWW TV preview up later, but we couldn't resist bringing you a sneak peek at a production montage for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway! The show opens on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre starring Audra McDonald as Bess, Norm Lewis as Porgy and David Alan Grier as Sporting Life. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald on Becoming BessSTAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald on Becoming Bess
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2011

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess opens on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street, between 8th Avenue and Broadway). Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. In the video below, leading lady Audra McDonald chats about what it's like to take on the iconic character. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of PORGY & BESS!BWW TV: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of PORGY & BESS!
by Broadway Beat - Dec 11, 2011

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess comes to Broadway in a stirring new staging, featuring such legendary songs as 'Summertime,' 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' and 'I Got Plenty Of Nothing,' plus a remarkable cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, 'Private Practice'), Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, 'In Living Color'). (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at PORGY AND BESS - Performance Preview!BWW TV: First Look at PORGY AND BESS - Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2011

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess comes to Broadway in a stirring new staging, featuring such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty Of Nothing," plus a remarkable cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, "Private Practice"), Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Miserables, Sondheim on Sondheim) and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, "In Living Color"). Today, the company met the press and treated the crowd to a performance preview. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a first look at the performances below! (more...)


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