The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

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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Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Belk Theater

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, is pleased to announce upcoming performances of the next offering in the Live @ OBERON series: Samora Pinderhughes' The Transformations Suite at OBERON (2 Arrow Street, Cambridge) Today, October 6 at 7PM and Sunday, October 7 at 8PM.
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 Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2018
In celebration of the past ten years of musical theater at the A.R.T., audiences are invited to join returning artists for a cabaret featuring songs and stories from the past decade of boundary-breaking musicals, including The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Pippin, Prometheus Bound, Waitress, and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
Joshua Henry, a three time Tony award nominee, most recently in 2018 for his role in Carousel,  will receive the Frost Distinguished Alumnus Award at the October 15th Frost Music Live concert  "Broadway at Frost."  
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2018
Arena Stage presents Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical; In the Heights; Disney Channel's High School Musical) as Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess National Tour) as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes.  Check out Corbin in rehearsal for the show below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
Arena Stage presents Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical; In the Heights; Disney Channel's High School Musical) as Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess National Tour) as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes. Check out Corbin in photos from the shoe below!
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018
Arena Stage presents Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical; In the Heights; Disney Channel's High School Musical) as Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross(Les Miserables, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess National Tour) as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes. Watch clips below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Arena Stage presents Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical; In the Heights; Disney Channel's High School Musical) as Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess National Tour) as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes. Check out Corbin in photos from the shoe below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Shea's Performing Arts Center announced Six-Time Tony Award-Winning Broadway Star, Audra McDonald will be headlining Shea's Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, April 25, 2020!
by Julie Musbach - May 4, 2019
In celebration of four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's 80th birthday, producers Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno and Tom Kirdahy announce a new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starring Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald and two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, directed by Obie Award winner Arin Arbus.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019
Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg have won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical for HADESTOWN.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
This past weekend BroadwayWorld's Alan Henry (@AlanHenry) took our Instagram followers on a special trip from NYC to Cambridge to see Jagged Little Pill at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Norm Lewis: Songs for a Summer Nighton Monday, July 9 at 8 pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019 from 10am to 6pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, Studio B (take elevator down to B level). Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https:truonline.orgevents2019-weekend-intensive or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com with questions.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
Christine Lahti is headed to New York to star as Gloria Steinem in the world premiere of Gloria: A Life, a new play about Ms. Steinem as a symbol of past, present and future change. The play, written by Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say), is directed by the visionary Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin). 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018
Join us today when BroadwayWorld's Alan Henry (@AlanHenry) takes you on a special trip from NYC to Cambridge to see Jagged Little Pill at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Each year, Cincinnati Opera presents a diverse series of informative and entertaining Opera Raps lectures in the months leading up to, and during, the summer performance season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Flying Elephant Productions present TILL, the emotional and moving true story of Emmett and Mamie Till, with music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro. NJ Agwuna directs a cast of six, including Taylor A. Blackman (Regional: Fun Home, Mamma Mia, Hello Dolly, Ragtime), Tyla Collier (Off-Broadway: Sistas the Musical), Dwelvan David (1st national tours: Finding Neverland; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Judith Franklin (Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Denielle Marie Gray (NationalIntl. Touring: background singer for Patti Labelle & others) and Devin L. Roberts (Broadway: The Lion King, Cabin In The Sky). Five performances will be staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City from July 23-28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
Sumayya Ali (Great Comet, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) joins the cast of the reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Diamond as Big as The Ritz, (www.theritzmusical.com) at 7pm, Monday, June 18, and 1PM Tuesday, June 19 at the Dramatists Guild Fund's The Music Hall, 356 W. 40th St., 2nd Floor.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
Sumayya Ali (Great Comet, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) joins the cast of the reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Diamond as Big as The Ritz
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out photos of Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Chita Rivera, and many more performing at Concert For America, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for STL GLD's Friday, August 3 performance (9PM doors/10PM show), the 2018/19 Live @ OBERON series opener.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018
The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) announced today that Mia Rovegno and Mia Walker have been named this year's recipients of The Drama League's Directing Fellowship in Film and Television, which gives early- and mid-career theater directors their first opportunities to shadow on professional film and television projects. Ms. Rovegno and Ms. Walker will receive financial support, travel allowances, expert mentors, and a shadow directing assignment as part of their fellowship.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Following his debut last year, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to ring in the New Year with Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis onMonday, December 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, and Afterglow Festival are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale performances in Afterglow @ OBERON. Featuring playwrights, cabaret performers, and solo artists, the series is curated by Quinn Cox, founder of Provincetown's annual Afterglow Festival. Past performers in the series, formerly known as Glowberon, include Joey Arias, Erin Markey, Johnny Blazes, and Lady Bunny.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018
Fort Worth Opera proudly announced today the news that distinguished author, cultural critic, and academic Margo Jefferson will deliver a keynote lecture on The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess at Bass Performance Hall, Saturday, April 27, as part of the opening weekend of the 2019 Fort Worth Opera Festival. Winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism for her work at The New York Times, Jefferson's essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications such as The Guardian, Harper's, The Scholar, and New York Magazine.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Flying Elephant Productions present TILL, the emotional and moving true story of Emmett and Mamie Till, with music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro.
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2018
NBC's Live broadcast of the hit rock-musical HAIR, directed by Diane Paulus and Alex Rudzinski, is set to air May 19, 2019, TV Line has reported.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The New York Pops will host its annual cabaret fundraiser at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.(performance at 6:30 p.m.) starring Tony and Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis. The event is hosted by New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces its Fall 2019 season. Since 1984 the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Broadway Buskers has announced the schedule for their remaining summer street performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Cincinnati Opera, today announced the repertoire and casting for Cincinnati Opera's 2019 Summer Festival, which will run from June 13 to July 28. The company's 99th season begins with a charming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Music Hall's Springer Auditorium.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the fall line-up of the theater's live music series, Live @ OBERON. Bringing together an eclectic array of musical artists, many with local roots, Live @ OBERON features exceptional original shows that utilize A.R.T.'s club space for cutting-edge performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Alison Luff will take Times Square tomorrow evening for Times Square Alliance's free summer concert series, Broadway Buskers!
by Jade Kops - Jul 15, 2018
Director Mitchell Butel has gathered a wonderful group of women, and one man, to deliver a captivating expression of the life of Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL THE MUSICAL, presented in concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 14, 2018
Audra McDonald is a busy, working mother of four who also happens to have six Tonys among her many awards and still finds time to support social causes that mean a lot to her, as well as bringing her activism into her set list in ways both overt and subtle. She played a one-night concert with the Minnesota Orchestra on July 13, 2018. But if you missed it, read on for how you can experience it, too.
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Actor and comedian David Alan Grier will host the 23rdAnnual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by ADG Awards Producer Scott Moses, ADG.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, pays tribute to Nat King Cole's centennial with Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends today, February 8 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018
The new musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL will have industry presentation today, December 14 at 2PM at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre Center. BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL is directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell, revivial) with book by Richard John Lewis (Hotel Accommodations), music and lyrics by Scott Wilkinson and casting by Michael Cassara.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Get a first look at rehearsals for James Robinson's new production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, which features choreography by Camille A. Brown and opens the 2019a?'20 season on September 23.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Get a first look at rehearsals for James Robinson's new production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, which features choreography by Camille A. Brown and opens the 2019a?"20 season on September 23.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are pleased to announce that their groundbreaking joint program, Opera Fusion: New Works, will host two new operas in November and December of 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Arena Stage announces Corbin Bleu will play Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross will play Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018
Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of the spirited musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. This high-speed spoof will run September 21 through November 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT. [Official Press Opening will be October 10, 2018.]
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announces April and May 2019 programming at OBERON, its club theater space for cutting-edge performance and a thriving incubator for local and emerging artists. Upcoming events include A.R.T. Breakout, Live @ OBERON, and Afterglow @ OBERON series, A.R.T. presentations, and independently produced events.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Title Wave at Bay Street: The 6th Annual New Works Festival, May 3 - 5. All readings are free, but tickets are required, as these events typically sell out. Tickets are available now at baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, or until show time.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, raised a record $1.4 million in support of the theater's artistic, community, and education programs at its annual fundraising gala held last Monday, April 1. More than 500 guests attended the event at the Boch Center Wang Theatre that celebrated Paulus' 10th anniversary season and honored Harvard President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust with the theater's Angel Award.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger announced its 201920 Season programming today, including subscription offerings, A.R.T. Breakout, Afterglow @ OBERON, Live @ OBERON, the Run AMOC! Festival, The Donkey Show, and A.R.T. in the World.