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San Francisco Opera's Production of THE GERSHWINS'┬® PORGY AND BESS to Premiere on PBS, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

George and Ira Gershwin's masterpiece opera Porgy and Bess, based on the play by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, premieres on PBS this fall with the critically acclaimed production from San Francisco Opera. THE GERSHWINS'® PORGY AND BESS airs Friday, October 17, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of thePBS Arts Fall Festival, which highlights artists and performances from around the country and invites every American to have a front-row seat and a backstage pass for the country's best arts performances. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Announces Mobile Lottery for $20 Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

ON THE TOWN and TodayTix, the Broadway ticket app, just announced Broadway's first ever mobile lottery, offering $20 day-of tickets to the iconic musical comedy. The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN,directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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National Tour of PORGY AND BESS to Play 5th Avenue Theatre, 6/11-29
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes the National Tour of the Broadway sensation, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. This stunning musical plays June 11-29, 2014 (press opening June 12) at The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101). Tickets (starting at $39.25) may be purchased online at www.5thavenue.org, by phone at 206-625-1900, or at the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling Group Sales Manager Niklaus Lopez at 1-888- 625-1418. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Best Pals and New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 12, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. Tonight, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, welcomes Norm Lewis (who will become the first African-American performer to star as The Phantom in the New York production) and Sierra Boggess to the cast. In the special interview below, the best Broaday buddies chat about reuniting on stage, what it means to them to join (and rejoin) the cast, and so much more . Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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BWW Reviews: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS is Full of Emotion at the Detroit Opera House
by Katie Laban - Mar 5, 2014

The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess is beautiful production both musically and visually that will be at the Detroit Opera House until March 9th. The national tour of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical revival is accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra and features many of Broadway cast members including Nathaniel Stampley as Porgy and Alicia Hall Moran as Bess. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

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THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS Comes to the Ahmanson, 4/22-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, comes to the Ahmanson Theatre, April 22 - June 1, 2014. (more...)

Tom Mannion, Brid Brennan and More Star in ALL MY SONS at Regent's Park Open Air, May 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Casting for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2014 production of All My Sons was announced today, with further casting confirmed for Hobson's Choice and The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. The season opens on 15 May. (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

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PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN & More Set for ASU Gammage's 2014-15 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

ASU Gammage has announced its 2014/2015 Broadway Across America ┬ľArizona season which marks the 50th Anniversary of ASU Gammage and in celebration ASU Gammage is bringing a season of the hottest shows on Broadway and the biggest blockbusters to ever grace our stage. Hot new Award-winning shows direct from Broadway include 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical winner KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN, MOTOWN and Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

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Norm Lewis, Rachel York, Roger Rees, Julie White & More Added to BROADWAY BACKWARDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The roster of stars continues to expand for Broadway Backwards with today's additions of Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, TV's 'Scandal'), Roger Rees (co-director of Peter and the Starcatcher, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby), Julie White (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Little Dog Laughed), and Rachel York (Encores! Little Me, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). (more...)

BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Audra McDonald Roles
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 4, 2014

There is little doubt who is the reigning queen of Broadway. With five Tony Awards and eight nominations in just 20 years, Audra McDonald has held that title for quite a while now. In addition to her prolific stage career, she also has found time to do turns on TV and have a recording and touring career. If Audra wins her sixth Tony this Sunday, she will become the first actor to do so in the four major acting categories. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PORGY AND BESS at Regents Park Open Air; Rehearsals Begin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Rehearsals have now started, for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess which will run at Regents Park Open Air Theatre from 17 July to 23 August with Opening Night for press on 28 July. Celebrated as a landmark piece of American theatre with iconic songs including 'Summertime', 'I Got Plenty of Nothing', 'I Loves You Porgy' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So', Porgy and Bess will be directed by Regents Park Open Air Theatre's Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, with a book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and a musical score adapted by Diedre L. Murray. (more...)

National Tour of PORGY AND BESS Plays 5th Avenue Theatre, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes the National Tour of the Broadway sensation, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. This stunning musical plays today, June 11-29, 2014 (press opening June 12) at The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 6/01/2014
by BWW - Jun 1, 2014

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BWW Reviews: The Muny's Intoxicating Production of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS
by Chris Gibson - Jul 9, 2014

Though the weather was stormy on the opening night of the MUNY's presentation of the American Repertory Theater's 2011 update of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, and believe me I drove through some heavy downpours as I made my way to Forest Park, somehow the rain held off and allowed this wonderful show to proceed. Purists have been in an uproar over the fact that the original show has been altered, and while I certainly understand what all the fuss was about, there's no denying the fact that this new interpretation is a moving and compelling production that's definitely a winning crowd-pleaser. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 7/06/2014
by BWW - Jul 6, 2014

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Company of PORGY AND BESS at Regents Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess will run at Regents Park Open Air Theatre from 17 July to 23 August with Opening Night for press on 28 July. Celebrated as a landmark piece of American theatre with iconic songs including 'Summertime', 'I Got Plenty of Nothing', 'I Loves You Porgy' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So', Porgy and Bess will be directed by Regents Park Open Air Theatre's Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, with a book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and a musical score adapted by Diedre L. Murray. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rufus Bonds Jr, Nicola Hughes and More in Opening Night of PORGY AND BESS at Regents Park Open Air
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Last night, Monday 28 July, was the Opening Night of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess which runs at Regents Park Open Air Theatre until 23 August. After the show, cast, creative team and invited guests enjoyed a summer drink of Canard Duchene Champagne on the lawn of Regents Park Open Air Theatre, accompanied by Belly Pork Croquettes with Roasted Corn Cream and Lemon Cone Trees. Check out the photos below! (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour Earns Highest-Grossing Week in Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The National Tour of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, ends on a high note grossing $1,030,014 for the week closing July 20, 2014, making it the highest-grossing week on the tour. More than 15,000 people attended the show in Charlotte. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 7/13/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

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PORGY AND BESS, Ronald K Brown and More Set for The Ordway's 'African Diaspora in Harmony Initiative'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today the launch of 'Taking Our Place Centerstage: The African Diaspora in Harmony.' This special initiative offers enhanced programming that includes master classes and workshops, an art exhibition, social gatherings and cultural conversations to celebrate the rich artistic traditions of communities of African and African American ancestry. The surrounding events are designed to enrich the Ordway's 2013-2014 season of world-class performances by Rennie Harris Puremovement, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Maria de Barros, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, and Step Afrika!. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS, Ronald K Brown and More Set for The Ordway's 'African Diaspora in Harmony Initiative'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today the launch of 'Taking Our Place Centerstage: The African Diaspora in Harmony.' This special initiative offers enhanced programming that includes master classes and workshops, an art exhibition, social gatherings and cultural conversations to celebrate the rich artistic traditions of communities of African and African American ancestry. The surrounding events are designed to enrich the Ordway's 2013-2014 season of world-class performances by Rennie Harris Puremovement, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Maria de Barros, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, and Step Afrika!. (more...)

THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS Opens Today in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The National Tour of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will star original Broadway cast members ALICIA HALL MORANas Bess, NATHANIEL STAMPLEY as Porgy and PHILLIP BOYKIN as Crown. The tour will also feature Broadway cast members SUMAYYA ALI as Clara, DAN BARNHILL as the Detective, BRYONHA MARIE PARHAM as Serena, ALLISON BLACKWELL as a Woman of Catfish Row, ROOSEVELT ANDRE CREDIT as a Fisherman and JOSEPH DELLGER as the Policeman. Complete casting will be announced this summer. (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...)

Benton To Star In HOBSON'S CHOICE; Clarke And Hughes In PORGY AND BESS At Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed lead casting for Hobson's Choice and The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Mark Benton will play Henry Hobson in Hobson's Choice, with Jodie McNee as his daughter Maggie. Rufus Bonds Jr and Nicola Hughes play the title roles in Porgy and Bess with Phillip Boykin re-creating his Tony Award nominated performance as Crown, and Sharon D Clarke as Mariah. (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...)

Amber Iman, Cedric Neal and More Set for SONGS IN THE KEY OF CHOCOLATE at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway veterans Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), Cedric Neal (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, After Midnight), Tamika Sonja Lawrence (If/Then), Clinton Roane (Scottsboro Boys), and Marcus Paul James (Rent, In The Heights) singing a concert of songs by composer/lyricist, Darius Smith at 54 Below, tonight, February 11. (more...)

LIBERTY Musical Set to Play Seven-Week Engagement at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Producer Theresa Wozunk (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) announced today that Liberty: A Monumental New Musical will play a limited seven-week engagement at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) this fall. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Las Vegas - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Vermont - Week of 4/27/2014
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BWW Reviews: The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Has Got Plenty of Plenty
by Don Grigware - Apr 25, 2014

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Photo Flash: PORGY AND BESS Celebrates Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' made its triumphant debut at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, opening last night, April 23 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Performances continue through June 1, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Nathaniel Stampley and Alicia Hall Moran Star in PORGY AND BESS, Kicking Off at the Ahmanson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,' winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, opens at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre tonight, April 23 and play through June 1, 2014. (more...)

THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS Debuts Tonight at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

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

THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS Comes to the Ahmanson, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, comes to the Ahmanson Theatre, today, April 22 - June 1, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

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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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Las Vegas - Week of 4/13/2014
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