Porgy and Bess

Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Metropolitan Opera's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducts Puccini's majestic Turandot, the maestro's first Puccini opera with the company, in performances beginning October 3, 2019.
by Joanna Barouch - Sep 26, 2019
Opening Night at the Metropolitan Opera! The very words tingle with palpable electricity and anticipation. Whether you attend in person, or go to the Times Square simulcast, or whether you listen on the radio or on the Met website, you are participating in one of the most thrilling events of the New York City musical year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
The internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series, hosted and music-directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, will return to NOCCA's Lupin Hall for its eighth consecutive year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
The London Theatre Company by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe over the 2019/20 festive season at the Bridge.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Porgy and Bess just recently began performances at the Metropolitan Opera. Get a first look at the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Porgy and Bess just recently began performances at the Metropolitan Opera. What did the critics have to say?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Renée Fleming will reprise her starring turn in The Light in the Piazza in the United States this fall. Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical will be directed by the UK's multiple Oliver Award-winning Daniel Evans. The production will play previously announced runs at the L.A. Opera October 12-20, 2019 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago December 14-29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
For many people, a big part of a successful theatre trip is extras like snacks and souvenirs: something good to drink or munch on pre-theatre or in the interval, and that perfect piece of merchandise to take home and keep as a memory of the show, and a great night out. In our latest theatre guide, BroadwayWorld reviewers recommend some of their favourites!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Cumberland Valley School of Music presents the 30th Annual Gala Showcase Concert, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA. The concert celebrates 30 years of making music accessible to everyone in Chambersburg and surrounding areas. The concert features present and former faculty members, students, alumni, and members of the community.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
The Assembly announced that Tony Award-winning producer Meredith Lucio has joined the company as Producing Director while Associate Producer Emily Caffery has been promoted to the role of Artistic Producer.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world.
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019
Tony winning singer and actress Diahann Carroll passed away today at the age of 84. See a rare video below of Carroll below performing a medley of standards and showtunes from Rodgers and Arlen with none other than Judy Garland.
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Tony winning singer and actress Diahann Carroll has died Friday at the age of 84.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Check out behind the scenes pics of the Area Premiere of Glory Days at Rise Above Performing Arts which opens Friday November 1st! 
by Don Grigware - Oct 3, 2019
Jazz artist Sylvia Brooks has quite a fascinating background to share with us. In her live concert at Feinstein's Upstairs at Vitello's on October 26 she will sing from her three albums with an eclectic mix of songs. Talk about your album The Arrangement and how it became a breakout in forwarding your career. SB: Before I started to make this album, I was in a bit of a quandary. I knew that I wanted to explore a variety of styles- and really didn't want to only stick with one idea in order to make the album cohesive. I love Latin music, Classic Jazz, Blues and certain pop songs that I have always wanted to record, like the Beatles 'Eleanor Rigby' and Hank Willi
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 29, 2019
It's hard to imagine the logistics in putting together a complex program like the one that the audience at Carnegie Hall was treated to on Sunday evening for the 2019 RICHARD TUCKER GALA. But New York-born conductor James Gaffigan pulled it off wonderfully with the help of members of the Met Orchestra and the New York Choral Society--and a gaggle of amazing singers, beginning with this year's winner of the Tucker Award, Lisette Oropesa.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
According to The Stage, the inaugural Black British Theatre Awards took place at Old Finsbury Town Hall in London on October 27.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Calling all Broadway fans! Join your favorite Broadway stars and creative luminaries for the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, heading from New York City to Bermuda, October 10-14, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Voting continues for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Check out the current standings and cast your vote.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Calling all Broadway fans! Join your favorite Broadway stars and creative luminaries for the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, heading from New York City to Bermuda, October 10-14, 2020. Get ready for four nights of one of a kind performances and fun from Tony Award Winning headliners, Alan Cumming and Laura Benanti, as well as intimate and grand scale shows and cabarets from Broadway's coolest talent. You will gain tips and techniques from some of the best and brightest creative talent working today. You'll also attend celebrity meet & greets, sing along with fellow fans at Broadway karaoke, and gain insight into the craft of theater with curated interactive panel discussions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2019-tru-love-benefit/.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
MasterVoices will begin its 2019-20 season on Thursday, November 21 at Carnegie Hall with the concert staging of George and Ira Gershwins' 1933 musical Let 'Em Eat Cake, with a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, a comic satire about a populist U.S. President who is voted out of office and stages a coup to regain power.
by Review Roundups - Oct 23, 2019
The Public Theater presents a major New York revival of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, written by legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Cincinnati Opera announces the casting of principal roles for composer Gregory Spears and librettist Tracy K. Smith's new opera Castor and Patience, which will have its world premiere in Cincinnati, July 16 - 26, 2020, highlighting the company's 100th anniversary season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at George Mason University held its 14th ARTS by George!benefit Saturday, September 28, 2019. The philanthropic event headlined by Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald raised support for student scholarships in visual arts, dance, music, theater, computer game design, film, arts management, as well as for the Mason Community Arts Academy, the Green Machine Ensembles, and the Great Performances at Mason series. Information about the event is available at https://cvpa.gmu.edu/arts-by-george.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Buffalo announces the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Buffalo debut at Shea's Buffalo Theatre for a limited engagement OCTOBER 15-20. COME FROM AWAY tickets are on sale now!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces final casting for the 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Following its world premiere presentation of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, and the New York premiere of ink, The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) welcomes back Camille A. Brown & Dancers for an exclusive engagement of Mr. TOL E. RAncE. This Bessie Award-winning production, which began Camille A. Brown's trilogy on black identity, will play The Joyce Theater for three performances only from November 9-10. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$55, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make a?" and the people we become a?" once we've had a change in latitude. DPAC is pleased to announce that Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will come to DPAC from April 28 to May 3, 2020, as part of SunTrust Broadway's 2019 / 2020 season.
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Tony winning singer and actress Diahann Carroll has died Friday at the age of 84.The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved performer, pioneer, and Tony Award winner Diahann Carroll, who passed away on October 4, 2019 at age 84. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Broadhurst, Helen Hayes, Hudson, Marquis, New Amsterdam, Samuel J. Friedman, St. James, and Vivian Beaumont Theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, October 16th at exactly 7:45pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Design impresario Ken Fulk and theatre producer Mark Cortale have announced that they will present Heavenly Bodies, a special event benefiting The Foundation at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco, starring historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to Tony Award-winning actress, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee. The award will be presented Wednesday, November 13, 2019 as part of the opening night celebration for Disney's Newsies, directed by Molly Smith. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Rehearsals begin today for Rise Above Performing Arts (Jacob Ruscoe, Artistic Director) upcoming production of Glory Days by Nick Blaemire (Music & Lyrics) and James Gardiner (Book Writer) which opens on Friday, November 1st and will run through November 3rd.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' NY award winning Theater Company is pleased to announce a Gala Concert a?oeBroadway in Brooklyn, A Salute to Hal Prince!a?? Join us on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 7pm a?" 10:30pm for an evening of musical delights selected from Broadway shows that were produced and/or directed by Hal Prince.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 7, 2019
Cabaret performer and Bridging The Gap mentor Ari Axelrod returns to Birdland with his popular show A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH BROADWAY. And you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The Metropolitan Opera and WQXR, New York City's classical music station, today announced a second season of “Aria Code” — the critically-acclaimed podcast about opera's most legendary arias — debuting Wednesday, November 13. 
by Cary Ginell - Nov 6, 2019
An interview with Josey Montana McCoy (Huck Finn) and David Aron Damane (Jim), stars of Rubicon Theatre Company's current production of 'Big River.' The immersive, atmospheric production has been critically acclaimed by press and audiences alike and has been extended for an additional week, until November 17.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
The life and career of Jessye Norman will be celebrated on Sunday, November 24, at the Metropolitan Opera House, in a special tribute to the opera star who died in September. Open to the public and invited guests, the 3pm event will feature performances by leading artists, remarks by artistic and civic leaders and Ms. Norman's siblings, and video highlights of her career. Admission is free, with reserved seats obtainable by calling the Met on 212 362 6000 or visiting the Met box office from 10am on Saturday November 9.
by Neil Shurley - Nov 6, 2019
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND runs through November 10 at the Peace Center
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 5, 2019
The original stars of the cult musical PETE N KEELY are reuniting for a run of shows at Birdland. Here, Stephen Mosher talks to the stars about life after Pete N Keely and how it feels to sing together again.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Producer Mark Cortale has announced that Audra McDonald will return to his acclaimed Broadway @ NOCCA series with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as music director and host, on December 14 at 8:00 pm. Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald has thrilled audiences in starring roles on Broadway in The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Carousel and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, on television in The Good Wife and NBC's live telecast of The Sound of Music. She will be joined by special guest, husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Town Hall today announced the inaugural Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact, the first major entertainment award to be named after a woman of color, honoring excellence at the intersection of arts and activism. The award, named after the celebrated actress, singer and activist Lena Horne, will recognize today's leading artists that are using their platform to promote awareness and create social change, and will be presented to the soon-to-be-announced recipient at an event at The Town Hall, a national historic landmark, in February 2020. The recipient of the Lena Horne Prize was selected by an advisory board that includes Lena Horne's daughter Gail Lumet Buckley, as well as an esteemed list of entertainers and philanthropists including Harry Belafonte, Billy Porter, Judy Collins, Deesha Dyer, Roxane Gay, Bob Santelli, Bruce Cohen, Jose Antonio Vargas, and more. The recipient will receive a $100,000 donation to be directed to a charity of their choice.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Town Hall today announced the inaugural Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact, the first major entertainment award to be named after a woman of color, honoring excellence at the intersection of arts and activism. The award, named after the celebrated actress, singer and activist Lena Horne, will recognize today's leading artists that are using their platform to promote awareness and create social change, and will be presented to the soon-to-be-announced recipient at an event at The Town Hall, a national historic landmark, in February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Renowned British-Canadian musician, composer, conductor and pianist Clement Ishmael Presents an Intimate Concert of Classic Poems Set to Music, performed with internationally acclaimed soloist, Melanie Marshall.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center has announced the national tour of Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Houston debut at the Hobby Center for a limited engagement March 3 - 8, 2020. Come From Away tickets will go on sale Friday, November 15 at 10 AM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to the Fox Cities at Fox Cities P.A.C. next month. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Check out the current standings in the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards and cast your vote!