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Audra McDonald Will Return to PORGY & BESS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Audra McDonald, the five-time Tony winning star of PORGY & BESS, will indeed be returning to the show today following a 2-week doctor-mandated hiatus.

Audra McDonald Placed on Vocal Rest Through 7/3; Alicia Hall Moran Covers 'Bess' in PORGY & BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2012

Producers of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS, the 2012 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, announced today that Audra McDonald has been ordered on a period of complete vocal rest by her doctor through the end of the month. As a result of performing with a respiratory infection last week, her vocal cords have become inflamed to a point where she cannot sing. She is scheduled to return to the production on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

Ronald K. Brown & Evidence, A Dance Company Return to Joyce Theater, 7/9-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company return to the Joyce Theater for their annual New York season July 9-14, 2012 with four new company members, new works and new collaborators. This frisson of excitement is the hallmark of the season, which will include two programs.

Audra McDonald Placed on Vocal Rest Through 7/3; Alicia Hall Moran Covers 'Bess' in PORGY & BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

Producers of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS, the 2012 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, announced today that Audra McDonald has been ordered on a period of complete vocal rest by her doctor through the end of the month. As a result of performing with a respiratory infection last week, her vocal cords have become inflamed to a point where she cannot sing. She is scheduled to return to the production on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

BWW 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!

Audra McDonald Wins Best Lead Actress in a Musical for PORGY & BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2012

Audra McDonald is the recipient of this year's Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her role of 'Bess' in THE GERSWIN's PORGY AND BESS. The award marks McDonald's fifth Tony award win.

THE GERSHWIN's PORGY AND BESS Wins Best Revival of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2012

THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS is this year's recipient of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

N+N Productions Presents BROADWAY RHYTHM AND BOOZE to Benefit Billy Davis Tonight, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2012

Broadway Rhythm and Booze, a cabaret series created as a platform to highlight the soulful talents of the Broadway community, will take place tonight, June 11, 2012 at Flute Bar in Gramercy at 40 E. 20th Street, New York, NY. Performance begins at 9:30pm. All proceeds of this installment of Broadway Rhythm and Booze are going to benefit the Billy Davis medical fund. Recently, Billy suffered life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle accident and is pulling through with the continued love and support from friends, family and fans alike. Living as a freelance personal trainer in New York City, Billy and his family need your assistance to start relieving the unrelenting pile of medical bills. A donation of any amount will receive admission. For more information please visit www.vallinsandmalotke.com.

N+N Productions Presents BROADWAY RHYTHM AND BOOZE To Benefit Billy Davis, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

Broadway Rhythm and Booze, a cabaret series created as a platform to highlight the soulful talents of the Broadway community, will take place on Monday, June 11, 2012 at Flute Bar in Gramercy at 40 E. 20th Street, New York, NY. Performance begins at 9:30pm. All proceeds of this installment of Broadway Rhythm and Booze are going to benefit the Billy Davis medical fund. Recently, Billy suffered life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle accident and is pulling through with the continued love and support from friends, family and fans alike. Living as a freelance personal trainer in New York City, Billy and his family need your assistance to start relieving the unrelenting pile of medical bills. A donation of any amount will receive admission. For more information please visit www.vallinsandmalotke.com.

Photo Coverage: Casts of ANYTHING GOES, SISTER ACT, GHOST and More Perform for Fleet Week 2012!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 26, 2012

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, along with the City of New York and the United States Navy, celebrates the 25th annual Fleet Week, now through May 28, 2012. Fleet Week is America's premier tribute and "thank you" to the men and women who serve in the armed forces. As part of the festivities, Peter and the Starcatcher's Teddy Bergman and Greg Hildrethof hosted a Fleet Week Broadway showcase, featuring performers from Anything Goes, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Memphis, Ghost, Sister Act, Godspell, Chicago and Rock of Ages. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the event below!

Photo Flash: PORGY & BESS Cast Signs Albums at Barnes & Noble!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

View members of the cast at yesterday's Barnes & Noble cast recording performance and signing below!

Broadway Cast Recording for PORGY AND BESS Set For May
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

ps classics today announced that they will be presenting the New Broadway Cast Recording of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, to be released May 8. The recording will take place on March 12 and 13.

Listen to Tracks from the PORGY AND BESS Cast Album!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

PS Classics will release the New Broadway Cast Recording of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, currently available for pre-order, on May 22. Additionally they are offering a first listen of some of the tracks on their website. Click here to check them out! The full track list is as follows:

Photo Flash: Morgan James, Phyre Hawkins, et al. at BROADWAY RHYTHM & BOOZE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

Broadway Rhythm and Booze, a cabaret series created as a platform to highlight the soulful talents of the Broadway community, took place yesterday, April 23, 2012 at Flute Bar in Gramercy at 40 E. 20th Street, New York, NY.

BROADWAY RHYTHM AND BOOZE to Feature Trevon Davis, Morgan James and More, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Broadway Rhythm and Booze, a cabaret series created as a platform to highlight the soulful talents of the Broadway community, will take place on Monday, April 23, 2012 at Flute Bar in Gramercy at 40 E. 20th Street, New York, NY. Performance begins at 9:30pm. Tickets are $18 for advance general admission, $25 for advance reserved seating (limited availability), $20 at the door and available at www.vallinsandmalotke.com or by calling 646-363-6039.

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!

BROADWAY RHYTHM AND BOOZE to Feature Trevon Davis, Morgan James and More, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

Broadway Rhythm and Booze, a cabaret series created as a platform to highlight the soulful talents of the Broadway community, will take place on Monday, April 23, 2012 at Flute Bar in Gramercy at 40 E. 20th Street, New York, NY. Performance begins at 9:30pm. Tickets are $18 for advance general admission, $25 for advance reserved seating (limited availability), $20 at the door and available at www.vallinsandmalotke.com or by calling 646-363-6039.

PORGY & BESS Ineligible for Best Book of a Musical?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

The revised book of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess has been the subject of much discussion since it's debut at A.R.T. last August, and according to Patrick Healy of the New York Times, there is still debate over its Tony eligibility. Last week, when the Tony administration committee made a decision regarding David Alan Grier's eligibility as a featured actor, they 'took no action' with the musical's updated book (by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray), thus making it ineligible for a 'Best Book' Tony Award.

PORGY & BESS' Nikki Renee Daniels Releases HOME Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

Nikki Renée Daniels, who is currently starring as Clara in The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS, will release her debut solo recording today, March 27, 2012. Entitled 'Home,' the recording will be available on cdbaby.com and iTunes. The CD features an eclectic mix of gospel, pop and Broadway favorites. For more information and to hear song samples visit www.nikkireneedaniels.com.

PORGY & BESS to Launch National Tour in Fall 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Producers of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS have just announced plans for a national tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival, set to launch in the Fall of 2013.

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