Porgy and Bess - Broadway

Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward


Mark Hellinger Theatre

(New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
American Repertory Theater has shared a clip of Gavin Creel singing Don't Tell Mama from Cabaret in A.R.T's production of ExtraOrdinary! Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Not even a global pandemic can shut down the power of music. In the face of COVID-19, Seattle Opera and other arts groups are finding creative new ways to perform. This week, Seattle Opera announced its new recital series, Songs of Summer, which will bring beloved singers to a new stagea?"your phone, tablet, or computer screen. Beginning weekly on May 28, recitals will be available to stream on Seattle Opera's website, Facebook, and YouTube.  
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a Virtual Works & Process: American Repertory Theater's Ocean Filibuster by PearlDamour on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:30pm. The event is free, but space is limited and RSVP is required at www.worksandprocess.org; a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day of the performance.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2020
Today we rewind to 2012 for the seventh Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess, starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis. The musical opened on January 12 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it played for 293 performances. Porgy and Bess takes place in Charleston's fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the crippled but courageous Porgy. 
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2020
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales chatted with Chloé Zuel! Listen to the full episode here.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Broadway Records announced Laura Benanti and Nikki Renee Daniels will star in the upcoming 'Remote EP' release of the award-winning new musical The Perfect Fit, written by 13-year-old musical sensation Joshua Turchin. The 'Remote EP' is the first musical concept EP ever recorded entirely virtually.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
From Hello, Dolly! and Mame to La Cage aux Folles, no one has written 'showtunes' with as much exuberance as Jerry Herman whose musicals offer an optimistic approach to the human condition, finding common ground with his audience by showing us that the differences between us are, in fact, what unite us.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
Almost as soon as she went into lockdown at her New Jersey home in early March, soprano Angel Blue began producing her own weekly talk show. Faithful Friday with Angel Blue aims to help viewers 'keep the faith,' and believe in themselves. Guests welcomed via video hook-ups so far have included actress Laverne Cox, fashion and Instagram star Sandra Violante, and singers Christine Goerke, Golda Schultz, Matthew Anchel, Lucas Meachem, and Thomas Hampson.
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2020
There is a new founding father on Broadway! Watch below as Kelly Wairimu Davis sits down with Tamar Greene to chat about his new role in Broadway's mega-hit, Hamilton.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Bucks County Playhouse has announced final casting for the world premiere production of the new musical-comedy adventure, 'Other World.' The musical, which celebrates the ability to find heroes in unexpected places, begins performances at the Playhouse on March 13 and run through April 11 with an official opening night on March 28.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020
The Kennedy Center announced additional performance and event cancelations due to COVID-19, including upcoming engagements of Scottish Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet, as well as this year's iteration of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020
Nikki Renee Daniels has posted a video of herself doing the #broadwayremixchallenge!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Deer Valley Music Festival Principal Conductor Conner Gray Covington and Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) Interim President & CEO Patricia A. Richards today announced the lineup for the Utah Symphony's 2020 Deer Valley Music Festival in Park City, Utah. The six-week, 19-concert music festival begins on Friday, July 3, 2020 and runs through Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Subscriptions, group and VIP tickets are on sale now. Single-concert tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 12 PM (MDT) at deervalleymusicfestival.org, 801-533-NOTE (801-533-6683) and through ArtTix outlets.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
The Atlanta Opera has committed to crafting medical masks for use in area hospitals affected by shortages in personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
Broadway Sings for Pride posted a terrific clip today of Waitress alum, NaTasha Yvette Williams, performing 'I Didn't Plan It' during her solo show, It's Just Love, at The Green Room 42 this past November. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
Kennedy Center performances of Once on This Island, Soundtrack '63, and Washington National Opera's Porgy and Bess have been canceled, due to COVID-19.
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020
How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020
Actor Dwayne Clark, his 8-year old son DJ, and his 11-year old daughter Jada have launched a series of children's books that portrays life lessons from their family experiences to motivate young readers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
The cast of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL will celebrate their cast album release at 7PM on Monday, March 23, at Barnes & Noble's 150 East 86th St. location.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Emojiland has canceled its performances this evening due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Emojiland today announced that they will be suspending the post-show stage door autograph & photo opportunity, as part of continued efforts to protect audience and cast safety from the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).
by Rob Lester - Mar 10, 2020
Highlights of Broadway are in the spotlight, sung (and occasionally danced) in the valued and audience-pleasing concert series at The Town Hall in NYC. Shows from the first five years of the 21st century were represented in the season opener.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Deer Valley® Music Festival Principal Conductor Conner Gray Covington and Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) Interim President & CEO Patricia A. Richards today announced ten Utah Symphony performances for the 2021 Deer Valley® Music Festival, which is scheduled to run from July 2, 2021 through August 7, 2021 in Park City, Utah.
by Student Blogger: Josie Reynolds - Jun 5, 2020
a?oeGive the people A day of peace. A day of pride. A day of justice We have been denied. Let the new day dawn, Oh, Lord, I pray... We'll never get to heaven Till we reach that day.a?? - Ragtime
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Just like many other theatres from Broadway to Boise, Rubicon's goal has always been to bring people together and build a sense of community.  Priority one for Rubicon at this time of year is the Summer Youth Program.
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2020
SubCulture released a video of NaTasha Yvette Williams performing 'Hope', with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2020
Amid cancellation of Broadway Sings for Pride's 10th Pride Charity Concert due to Covid, Broadway and Off-Broadway performers representing Broadway Sings for Pride will still take part in virtual LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations this June!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Roundabout Theatre Company just announced that the current theatrical season will resume in Spring 2021, and has added the Broadway debut of Alice Childress's Trouble in Mind, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, to its roster of upcoming shows. Childress was a Founding Member of the American Negro Theatre and the first African-American woman to be produced professionally in New York (Gold Through The Trees in 1952); Randolph-Wright is a celebrated director and writer whose play Blue had an acclaimed run at Roundabout in 2001. Trouble in Mind will premiere on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in Winter 2021/22.
by Maria Nockin - Jun 26, 2020
Los Angeles Opera (LAO) has an array of 25 a?oeLiving Room Recitalsa?? available for the enjoyment of those who visit the LAO website. Among them are personal concerts by: Morris Robinson, Rod Gilfry, Amanda Woodbury, Christopher Maltman, and Angel Blue. Having made a monumental impression on the American public with her portrayal of Bess in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess at the Met, Blue shows her charismatic personality and her love for the music of Richard Strauss in her a?oeLiving Room Recital.a??
by BWW Special - Jun 21, 2020
We've rounded up 10 books about Black theatre to read and educate yourself while in quarantine. 
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2020
Today, we're wishing a very happy birthday to Tony-nominee Norm Lewis!
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2020
In response to the violence against black men, women, and children, co-founders Howard and actor Seth Diggs assembled a team of Broadway actors to perform the anthem a?oeTill We Reach That Daya?? from the musical Ragtime (music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced the extension of its RED CARPET CABARET season, which opened on Friday 12 June.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Carnegie Hall is continuing its new online series-Live with Carnegie Hall-with an episode on Tuesday, June 16 at 2PM EDT, hosted by the leading interpreter of the American Songbook Michael Feinstein.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
The Metropolitan Opera gets an Encore at The Ridgefield Playhouse this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the casting for the first virtual presentation of its 2020 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, presented with generous support from The Storyline Project.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning theatre superstars Audra McDonald, Lea Salonga, and Melissa Errico will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by Gregory S. Carr - Jun 10, 2020
Playwright Gregory S. Carr shares a manifesto for the BIPOC Theatre. 'I am not August Wilson,' he writes.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County, NJ's leading professional theatre, brings its 17th annual celebration of theatre and baseball into living rooms and bleacher seats all across the country with 7th Inning Stretch: from the dugout.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
A virtual production will be streamed of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World, filmed entirely in isolation. Séimí Campbell directs Rachel John (Hamilton), Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of The Opera), Cedric Neal (Motown) and Rachel Tucker (Come From Away).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public media station in the nation's capital, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will host a one-hour virtual national town hall to launch WELL BEINGS, a major public media campaign addressing the health needs of Americans, beginning with the Youth Mental Health Project.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
Sing and celebrate the Great American Songbook with these 92Y online programs!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2020
BroadwayWorld has already shared a list of songs to keep you inspired during these trying times, as well as exclusive daily content from some of your favorite Broadway stars. Now, we're bringing you some musical inspiration straight from the stars themselves! What are they listening to to stay sane? Find out below!
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites made the cut!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Mathew Anchel will be a special guest on Faithful Friday with Angel Blue today, Friday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET. A popular bass with Stuttgart Opera, American-born Anchel also runs his own successful voice studio, teaching a range of styles from pop to opera. In a new development for 'Faithful Fridays', Mr Anchel will also perform.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
On May 1, The Pleiades Project will digitally premiere their latest short film. Ophèlie is based on the mad scene from the 1868 French Grand Opera by Ambrose Thomas, adapted and reimagined for a modern audience, and stars Denisha Ballew, who recently finished performing in Porgy and Bess with the Metropolitan Opera.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
The Cleveland Pops Orchestra has announced its 25th Anniversary Concert Season! Conductor and Music Director Carl Topilow and Shirley Morgenstern President and CEO, along with a survey from our patrons, have put together a season of symphonic pops music created by some the most popular composers of the last century.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Louis Johnson, dancer and choreographer, has died on March 31 at age 90.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
The premiere of Lyric Opera of Kansas City is holding auditions for their  production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, scheduled for Nov. 7-15 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.