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Date of Death: November 19, 1961
 

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Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2022 Season Featuring Three New Plays &  Photo Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2022 Season Featuring Three New Plays & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Premiere Stages at Kean University has announced its 2022 season, featuring three new plays from regional dramatists. The season will kick off in July with the New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Mud Row.

North Carolina Opera Announces 2022/2023 Season Photo North Carolina Opera Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

The Triangle's premiere opera company has announced its upcoming 2022/2023 season. North Carolina Opera (NCO) will open the season with a concert performance of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT on October 2 in Meymandi Concert Hall. The special, one performance only presentation will feature a full orchestra on stage, and marks the NCO premiere of the piece.

PORGY AND BESS, DON GIOVANNI & More Announced for North Carolina Opera 2022/2023 Seas Photo PORGY AND BESS, DON GIOVANNI & More Announced for North Carolina Opera 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

The Triangle's premiere opera company has announced its upcoming 2022/2023 season. North Carolina Opera will open the season with a concert performance of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT on October 2 in Meymandi Concert Hall.

Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2022 Premiere Play Festival Finalists Photo Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2022 Premiere Play Festival Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has selected its four finalists for the 2022 Premiere Play Festival. Now in its 17th year, the Festival is an annual competition for unproduced scripts that offers developmental opportunities to playwrights with strong affiliations to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware. This year's finalists were selected from 655 submissions.

American Lyric Theater to Stage Three New One-Act Operas Photo American Lyric Theater to Stage Three New One-Act Operas
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022

American Lyric Theater (ALT) announced today InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a performance featuring three new one-act operas on themes of temptation developed by Resident Artists in the company’s nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program. ALT’s current Resident Artists (Composers Jasmine Barnes, Johanny Navarro, and Alex Weiser; and Librettists Joshua Banbury, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, and Marcus Yi) were selected from over 200 applicants to join the CLDP this season. Opera in Eden, which is the culminating event of the first year of these artists’ residency, will take place at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

American Lyric Theater Presents INSIGHTALT: OPERA IN EDEN Photo American Lyric Theater Presents INSIGHTALT: OPERA IN EDEN
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2022

American Lyric Theater announced today InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a performance featuring three new one-act operas on themes of temptation developed by Resident Artists in the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program.

Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces Semi-Finalists for 2022 Play Festival Photo Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces Semi-Finalists for 2022 Play Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has announced the 2022 Premiere Play Festival Semi-Finalists.

Amas Musical Theatre Lab To Present Industry Readings of SETTLE DOWN Photo Amas Musical Theatre Lab To Present Industry Readings of SETTLE DOWN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022

Amas Musical Theatre¬†and The Amas Lab will present private industry readings of¬†‚ÄúSettle Down,‚Ä̬†a new musical with book & lyrics by¬†Gabe Caruso¬†and music by¬†Sangwoo ‚ÄėSimon‚Äô Lee. Directed by¬†Christopher Scott,¬†with music direction by¬†Andrew Shield,¬†the readings will be on¬†Monday, April 11, 2022 at 4pm and Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 2pm & 6pm.

JACK Labs to Stage Saguaros, a Bilingual Play by Angélica Herrera Photo JACK Labs to Stage Saguaros, a Bilingual Play by Angélica Herrera
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

JACK is set to present Angélica Herrera’s Saguaros, a bilingual play set in an ICE detention center. In this bracing debut play by Colombian-American writer Angélica Herrera, five teenagers incarcerated in an ICE Detention Center navigate daily life as best as they can. On the surface everything seems fine; they make jokes, plan surprise parties, and recount fond memories, but once a big secret is revealed, everything falls apart. Alliances are broken. Blood is spilled. 

Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2022 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award Win Photo Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2022 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award Winners
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2022

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has named current Kean University student Jennifer Pillaga (Class of ‚Äô22) and alumnus Elaine Insinnia (Class of ‚Äė68 ) as the winners of the 2022 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards, named for longtime donors W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher.

Dorothy Heyward Videos

BWW Flashback: Looking Back At PORGY AND BESS's Opening Night! VideoBWW Flashback: Looking Back At PORGY AND BESS's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2020

With David Alan Grier making his official return to Broadway tonight as Sergeant Vernon C. Waters in Roundabout Theatre Company's A Soldier's Play, we're looking back at his Tony-nominated turn as Sportin' Life in 2012's Tony-nominated production of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on the show's opening night. Check out the video to see Grier alongside Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Phillip Boykin, Joshua Henry, and more as they celebrate the special night!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/22/16- PORGY AND BESS
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2016

Today in 1942, the first revival of Porgy and Bess opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 286 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/13/15- PORGY AND BESS
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2015

Today in 1943, Porgy and Bess opened at the 44th Street Theatre, where it ran for 24 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/22/15- PORGY AND BESS
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2015

Today in 1942, the first revival of Porgy and Bess opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 286 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/13- PORGY AND BESS
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2014

Today in 1943, Porgy and Bess opened at the 44th Street Theatre, where it ran for 24 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/22- PORGY AND BESS
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2014

Today in 1942, the first revival of Porgy and Bess opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 286 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS National Tour
by Stage Tube - Dec 27, 2013

Winner of the 2012 TONY AWARD¬ģ FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is hitting the road with award-winning members of the Broadway cast in this stunning and stirring new staging. Accompanied by a lush 23-piece orchestra, this re-envisioned Broadway production includes such legendary songs as 'Summertime,' 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' and 'I Got Plenty of Nothing.' Check out highlights of the production below!

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of the PORGY AND BESS National Tour- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2013

The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will launch at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this November. The tour, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra, will begin performances Sunday, Nov. 10 with an official opening on Wednesday, Nov. 13. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just chatted with the cast during rehearsal, and you can catch what they had to say and check out a performance preview below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/13- PORGY AND BESS
by - Sep 13, 2013

Today in 1943, Porgy and Bess opened at the 44th Street Theatre, where it ran for 24 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/22- PORGY AND BESS
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2013

Today in 1942, the first revival of Porgy and Bess opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 286 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time.


Dorothy Heyward Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Dorothy Heyward written?
Dorothy Heyward has written 7 shows including Nancy Ann (Playwright), Porgy (Playwright), Jonica (Bookwriter), Cinderelative (Playwright), Mamba's Daughters (Playwright), South Pacific (Playwright), Set My People Free (Playwright).