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Porgy and Bess - 1944 - Broadway

Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward

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City Center

(New York, NY)
131 W. 55th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and the Museum of the American Revolution announced today the co-presentation of the next event in A.R.T’s Civically Speaking series, Deborah Sampson Unveiled: A Virtual Conversation, to be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:30PM ET.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2021
With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1960s and the 1970s!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Majestic Theatre! Learn about some of the best-known shows to grace the stage of the Majestic Theatre, including Carousel, South Pacific, Camelot, Phantom of the Opera, and many more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2021
Today, Target ALS has announced a one-night only streaming concert honoring the life of famed Broadway star Rebecca Luker. Diagnosed with ALS in late 2019, Luker passed away in December 2020. The show will feature stories and songs from Luker’s career, performed by Broadway’s best-known talent, and will raise much-needed funds for ALS research.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 4, 2021
Jazz singer La Tanya Hall has proven herself over and over throughout the years and two albums one decade apart show she's always had star power, whatever she may be singing.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2021
The Full Company has been announced for Kevin Ray Johnson's The Unpredictable Times, which has had numerous readings and workshops over the past decade, will make its regional premiere June 18-27, 2021 at Rise Above Performing Arts Summer Professional Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
Cincinnati Opera will return to the outdoors for its reimagined 2021 Summer Festival, Summer at Summit. The season will take place July 11-31 at Summit Park, located in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio, and will feature internationally renowned artists, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
Kristin Chenoweth and Tam Mutu have been announced to join the lineup for 'Becca' the tribute concert for Rebecca Luker, which will raise money for ALS research on May 4th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, March 27-28, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Broadway Records announced today the release of the Grammy Award-nominated 2018 recording of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND as a double record set printed on orange vinyl. This vinyl set includes a special album insert with photos from the Broadway production and full billing, plus a gatefold cover, complete with show artwork, track list and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Milwaukee Rep will reopen with the live in-person concert First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald in the Quadracci Powerhouse April 27 - May 23, 2021. Award-winner Roston will offer approximately 85 minutes of stories and songs celebrating the sultry swing and playful joy that made Ella an American treasure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
COCA has announced a limited number of in-person tickets for Ronald K.  Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company, April 16–18, 2021, in the new Catherine B. Berges Theatre. The performances also will be livestreamed for at-home viewing. In-person tickets are $25; Livestream tickets are  $20. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
A.R.T. has announced March and April Programming. Learn more about all events, purchase tickets, and register for free events including The Lunch Room, Civically Speaking, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater, Eddie Shapiro’s follow up to his wildly popular Nothing Like a Dame, will be released on Thursday, April 1 and is published by Oxford Press. A Wonderful Guy will be available in hardcover and digital formats with pre-orders now being accepted on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
Opera Orlando welcomes an incredible cast representative of the rich culture of Haiti in the 1960s, as Georges Bizet's fiery masterwork Carmen takes the stage at Dr. Phillips Center on April 1 and 3.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
Kaufman Music Center’s virtual Broadway Close Up performances will continue this spring with two intimate lecture-concerts exploring the lives, careers and music of Kay Swift and one of the longest-running collaborations in show business history, Fred Ebb and John Kander.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
Fellowship for Performing Arts will present Easter Passion, an online experience of Jesus' last days through Scripture and song, premiering Palm Sunday, March 28. Joining award-winning actor Max McLean are Broadway artists Nikki Renée Daniels, Alan H. Green, Jeff Kready, Telly Leung, Diane Phelan, Marty Thomas, and Kay Trinidad.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2021
'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' was filmed live with multiple cameras at Southwark Playhouse in February 2021 after its planned season was cancelled due to lockdown restrictions.
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2021
The awards honored six musicals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the West End with nominations for Best Musical Theatre Album - 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'American Utopia,' 'Little Shop of Horrors,' 'The Prince of Egypt,' 'Soft Power,' and Amélie.'
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2021
Audra McDonald discusses a year without Broadway, gushes about the star-studded cast of The Good Fight and shares her experience meeting Aretha Franklin.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2021
LA Opera board chairman Marc Stern and his wife Eva have established an annual $50,000 award to celebrate and support extraordinarily gifted artists in opera: the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award. The new award will recognize artists with deep connections to LA Opera and will serve as an expression of gratitude for past and future artistic contributions to the company.
by Maria Nockin - Jan 30, 2021
The unforgettable world of Ellen Reid’s      p  r  i  s  m returns to LA Opera for two weeks. This time, the Pulitzer Prize-winning piece is streaming on your home screen.  Composer Reid and librettist Roxie Perkins' sobering story follows a mother and daughter as they explore the trauma of sexual abuse and the elasticity of memory that follows.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2021
Kevin Ray Johnson's (Porgy and Bess at The Metropolitan Opera), The Unpredictable Times which has had numerous readings and workshops over the past decade, will be making its regional premiere June 18th - 27th at Rise Above Performing Arts Summer Professional Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
The Atlanta Opera has now released the first three Love Letters to Atlanta. Hailed as “a series of affecting short films” (Wall Street Journal), this new video series gives individual members of the Atlanta Opera Company Players – twelve world-class singers hired for the duration of the season, all of whom are resident in Atlanta and the southeast – the chance to celebrate the Georgia capital and its inhabitants by singing a song of personal significance at an iconic Atlanta venue.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
Featuring three complementary components, this month-long tribute takes audiences on a virtual tour of some of the most important moments in Black Musical Theatre History as well as introducing audiences to the talents that helped create the Broadway Musical as we know it.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
Cincinnati Opera steps into winter with its first-ever, all-digital Winter Festival. Featuring three, free streamed programs premiering in February and March, Cincinnati Opera’s Winter Festival spotlights celebrated singers, actors, and instrumentalists in an eclectic variety of artistic genres.
by Peter Nason - Jan 24, 2021
An enjoyable show in less-than-ideal circumstances (thanks to the pandemic).
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 9, 2021
There is a particular snobbery surrounding musical theatre: critics say that in a moment of high drama, crisis or emotion, the most unrealistic thing to do would be to break into song. Musicals are too camp, annoying and definitely not cool. They appeal to the coach parties of tourists rocking up in Leicester Square every weekend (those were the days!). However, musicals are not representations of real life, nor do they pretend to be. A successful musical has a magical combination of highly memorable music, an engaging storyline, incredible choreography and visually impressive set and costume design. It’s not a coincidence that the best musical theatre performers are called a triple threat, as they act, sing and dance, often without any perceivable effort.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Galvanized by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company, White Snake Projects, began a process of development for a new production that would stand as a monument of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The result is the virtual opera Death by Life.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Broadway and opera star Zachary James (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SOUTH PACIFIC, AKHNATEN at Metropolitan Opera) will host the best of Broadway and beyond in his new weekly online talk show, WHAT HAPPENED WAS...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021
Lambert Jackson Productions today announces its online lockdown production of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World which will stream on stream.theatre for one week from 21  February. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021
LA Opera will present the first episode of its newly revived After Hours recital series with a program entitled 'Black Love' on Saturday, February 13, at 5pm (PST).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
Today American Lyric Theater has announced the Opera Writers Diversity and Representation Initiative as part of an ongoing commitment to mentoring the next generation of operatic writers. First steps include the appointment of conductor Kelly Kuo as ALT’s new Associate Artistic Director and the creation of a free, virtual Opera Writers Symposium.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
Hodge's other past roles include Colline in La bohème, Beo/Amatio di Nicolao in Gianni Schicchi, the Master of Ceremonies in Cendrillon, Mr. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mr. Gobineau in The Medium, Yundt in Curs Bryant's The Anarchists, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
This limited-edition vinyl set of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND  includes a special album insert with photos from the Broadway production and full billing, plus a gatefold cover, complete with show artwork, track list, album notes and additional production photos.    
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Feb 23, 2021
Get the latest news on upcoming film adaptations, the schedule of movie musicals in development or production, and more with our always up-to-date musical film adaptation schedule!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
There is much work to be done for the equity of Blacks in theater and when Broadway reopens, hopefully, it will be a new and truly inclusive Black Broadway. The book, Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way, is a thorough examination of the history of the Black contribution to Broadway. The publishers of Black Broadway, Square One Publishing, have released a Kindle version and in honor of Black History Month, the ebook is available for $1.99 for the month of February. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021
Join MST in welcoming a panel of distinguished Black theatre artists as they discuss what Black History Month means to them, their hopes, fears, and dreams for our country in general and the performing arts in particular, and their vision for a way forward as we look to re-open theaters and perform again.
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Feb 18, 2021
Theatre would not be theatre without the efforts of Black artists, and it’s important to learn about their impact on the industry. In honor of Black History Month, here is a timeline of theatre milestones achieved by Black professionals. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2021
New York Stage and Film has committed $100,000 to their new NEXUS Initiative that brings together 20 multihyphenate artists to explore the question “where does story exist at the intersection of stage and film?” Each participant receives $5,000 and will take part in a series of conversations focused on new and expanded forms of storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’, by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost, directed by Charlotte Westenra (‘The Wicker Husband’, Watermill) explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021
Today, baritone Will Liverman has released Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers with pianist Paul Sánchez on Cedille Records. Liverman says, “Right now, it is more important than ever to celebrate the contributions of Black composers, and I’m honored to give voice to the art songs on this album.'
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2021
Today's top stories: the Dear Evan Hansen movie sets a release date, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
The National Centre for the Performing Arts will return this year with a new lineup of performances. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
Today (February 1) in live streaming: Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer sing with Seth Rudetsky, Krysta Rodriguez on Live at the Lortel, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
Calling all Broadway fans! Your favorite stars and creative luminaries are headed to sea on the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, November 13-17, 2021. Through a special partnership with Charity Buzz, theater fans now have the opportunity to bid on this amazing vacation experience.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
The American Symphony Orchestra will offer a free, nine-concert chamber music series to welcome spring at Manhattan’s Bryant Park and 34th St. Herald Square Plaza from May 3–19.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
The new musical that will tell the life story of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, now has its name – A Beautiful Noise – and it will have its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre next summer with performances for this strictly limited four-week engagement starting Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and playing through Sunday, July 17, 2022.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines and corresponding health and safety officials.