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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - 2013 - US Tour Tickets, News, Info & More

The classic story by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorthy Heyward and Ira Gershwin is set 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. Threatened by her formidable former lover Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker Sporting Life, Porgy and Bess' relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater's most exhilarating love stories.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021
Fathom Events is partnering with the Metropolitan Opera to bring The Met: Live in HD, the Met's award-winning series of high-definition live cinema transmissions, to movie theaters nationwide for its 15th season.
by Michael Major - Sep 17, 2021
Paradise Square begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre. Prior to Broadway, the production will play a five-week limited engagement from November 2-December 5, 2021 at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021
Single tickets are now on sale for the new Broadway musical, Paradise Square. The first new musical announced for Broadway since the industry-wide shut down, Paradise Square begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021
The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, presents THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, the delightful musical revue featuring the works of John Kander and Fred Ebb, considered one of the most prolific and acclaimed Broadway musical creative teams of all time.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Audiences are taken on a journey through Kander and Ebb's virtual hit parade of songs including showstoppers “Cabaret,” “New York, New York,” “All That Jazz,” and “Maybe This Time.” The revue also covers numbers from Chicago, Funny Lady, Kiss of The Spider Woman, Woman of The Year and more.  
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
Suzan-Lori Parks' White Noise will receive its European premiere at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Polly Findlay with a cast comprising James Corrigan, Ken Nwosu, Faith Omole and Helena Wilson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess will return to the Met for 13 performances, October 31–December 12, 2021. The classic American opera features many artists from the triumphant 2019–20 production’s Grammy Award-winning cast. Eric Owens and Angel Blue star as the title couple, with conductor David Robertson on the podium.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021
*Rebecca L. Hargrove, who recently appeared in Academy Award Nominee Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in my Bones and in The Grammy Award Winning production (& will be performing in the upcoming 2021 revival) of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess at The Metropolitan Opera and *Peterson Townsend who starred as Jeffery in the world premiere of America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of The American Negro at The Barrington Stage Company will play the title roles of Birdie and Tim, respectively, in the upcoming industry presentations of Birdie & Tim - a new play by Kevin Ray Johnson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021
Experience the opening number for Paradise Square, A New Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominee Joaquina Kalukango (Slave Play), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Nathaniel Stampley (The Color Purple), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), Kevin Dennis (Assassins) and the ensemble, the show’s exuberant and emotional opening number can be viewed below!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2021
Historical themes have always been incorporated into stage shows, from classic Broadway musicals to contemporary productions. Contrary to what some may believe, not all historical-themed productions are old Broadway musicals. Several historical musicals have gone on to become classics, though this is not specifically a golden age musicals list.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021
The first ever Tony Award winner for Best Musical, based on the book by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, is to be directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. In a twist of fate, Miller will make her mainstage directorial debut at the Marriott Theatre roughly 20 years after making her acting debut under the very same spotlight. Musical direction for this production is led by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson with choreography by Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2021
The Green Room 42 has announced their line-up through next weekend. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest, most spacious, and funkiest cabaret club.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2021
The Green Room 42 has announced their line-up through the end of November. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest, most spacious, and funkiest cabaret club.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2021
On November 23, the Metropolitan Opera will present the company premiere of Eurydice, a new Met-commissioned opera by Matthew Aucoin—at 31, the youngest composer to have a Met premiere since 1938.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2021
Two Industry Presentations of Kevin Ray Johnson's Romantic Holiday Comedy Birdie and Tim are scheduled for Sunday, December 5th at 7:30 & 9:15 pm in New York City.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Shubert New Haven announces that Broadway’s NORM LEWIS will be the featured performer for the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8. Chita Rivera – who was originally scheduled to headline the Gala – has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform. Tickets for the Gala are available through the Shubert’s Development Department at 203-773-4339. Concert only tickets are available online at shubert.com, and at the Shubert Box Office by phone at 203.562.5666 or visiting Monday–Friday Noon–6:00pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
The Metropolitan Opera announced today the premiere of Yannick: An Artist’s Journey, a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke, about the inspiring path of Yannick Nézet-Séguin to becoming the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
The Met has announced themed lineups for two weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, the company’s ongoing series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on its website during the Covid-19 closure.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021
Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel, Joshua Dela Cruz, and Ali Ewoldt, will be featured in 20 & UNDER SING 20 & OVER: ACT II, a virtual benefit concert celebrating Broadway musicals, written at least 20 years ago, by having young rising stars (ages 20 and under) pair up with Broadway stars from the Broadway or touring company of each show they are singing from.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Casting and performance dates have been announced for the Broadway run of Paradise Square, which will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Shubert Organization's Barrymore Theatre.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 4, 2021
Today (June 4) in live streaming: a Kate & Allie reunion on Stars in the House, Alex Newell visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2021
Tickets are now on sale for The Ensemble Company's production of Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris's acclaimed play which won the Tony Award for Best Play as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Ensemble Company's production will be directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Howard (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), who previously directed Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike for the company.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021
First performed Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, Clybourne Park had prominent productions in London as well as prominent regional theatres across the United States before its 2012 bow at the Walter Kerr Theater on Broadway.  It was nominated for several Tony Awards, winning for Best Play.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2021
Broadway icon Adam Pascal, a Tony-nominee for his role in Rent, will appear on Friday, January 8, 2021 on It’s Showtime with Rikki Lee, a popular weekly entertainment industry-themed radio show out of Chicago. Hosted by Rikki Lee Travolta, the radio program airs every Friday at 3 PM Central on 101.5 FM in the Chicagoland area.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022
Audra McDonald has been awarded a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy, receiving a National Medal of Arts and named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in 2015. A Juilliard-trained soprano, McDonald maintains a major career as a Grammy-winning recording and concert artist.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2022
American Repertory Theater has released an archival video clip of the song “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from its 2011 production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2021
Digital Theatre+ has brought together some of Broadway's leading talent for Musical Matters, a 5-episode conversation series exploring inclusivity and representation in musical theatre. Hosted by actor, writer, and advocate for inclusion Christine Toy Johnson, each episode of the series focuses on the lived experiences of the featured artists.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2022
Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and actor. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, she was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2015. She received a 2015 National Medal of Arts—America's highest honor for achievement in the arts—from President Barack Obama.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Amy Spanger in COME TO YOUR SENSES on March 4th at 7 pm.  For one night only, Broadway powerhouse, Amy Spanger, will sing songs from her celebrated career and tell stories LIVE AND IN PERSON at 54 Below! 
by Stephi Wild - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2022
Cincinnati Opera today shared updated cast, production, and schedule details for its 2022 Summer Festival, which will take place June 18 through July 31, 2022. After two seasons away, the company returns this summer to its longtime performance venues, Cincinnati Music Hall and the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA).
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2020
Sydney-siders and critics have embraced the return to theatres with Sydney's unforgettable summer hit musical, the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN receiving huge acclaim by critics and audiences alike. The first large scale musical theatre production to open in Australia since COVID-19 led to theatres closing down in March, PIPPIN plays exclusively at the Sydney Lyric at The Star for a limited season.
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 3, 2021
Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will headline RHAPSODY – Turtle Creek Chorale’s Benefit Gala – at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas on Saturday, March 5, 2022. The evening will feature opening receptions, seated dinner, open bar, live auction, a private performance by Ms. McDonald, and an after-party experience with the IDT Band and dessert. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2020
American Repertory Theater has announced guests for upcoming episodes of The Lunch Room, the theater’s weekly virtual talk show with artists, activists, and civic leaders who are shaping our culture and communities. Members of the A.R.T. staff host these curated conversations and interactive Q&As.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2020
American Repertory Theater announced today that Broadway star Norm Lewis (ExtraOrdinary special guest, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) will be the guest on the December 29 episode of The Lunch Room, the theater’s virtual talk show with artists, activists, and civic leaders. The live hour of curated conversation and interactive Q&A begins at 12PM.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2021
Emmy, Grammy and six-time Tony Award winning Broadway sensation AUDRA MCDONALD will be performing live at the London Palladium with the forty-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra on Sunday 25 September 2022 at 7.00pm. Alongside Andy Einhorn and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Audra will take you through the Great American Songbook and Broadway's greatest hits.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2021
The evening will also feature Dayna Dantzler (Waitress, The Book of Mormon) and Trevon Davis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022
The Triangle's premiere opera company has announced its upcoming 2022/2023 season. North Carolina Opera will open the season with a concert performance of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT on October 2 in Meymandi Concert Hall.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022
The Metropolitan Opera’s 2022 Summer Recital Series will once again bring free outdoor recitals, featuring established artists and young talents of the opera world, to New Yorkers in all five boroughs.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2021
Simon Russell Beale will play JS Bach in the world premiere of Nina Raine's Bach & Sons, directed by Nicholas Hytner.  Performances at The Bridge are from 23 June – 9 September 2021 with opening night on 29 June 2021. 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2022
Fan-favorite guest conductor Byron Stripling returns to the POPS with a 's marvelous star-studded array of guest vocalists and musicians, celebrating beloved American music legend George Gershwin in 'S Wonderful 'S Gershwin, May 13–15 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.