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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - 2013 - US Tour

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

(Charlotte, NC)
130 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202


 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
BroadwayHD has announced its September lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
Resounding, a live immersive audio entertainment company, will debut with a production of Dracula, on Friday, October 30 and Saturday 31 at 8 PM. Based on Orson Welles' radio play and adapted by Resounding Creative Director Steve Wargo, this production of Dracula will star Tony-nominated Norm Lewis as Count Dracula.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced their stellar cast for the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN which opens at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star for an exclusive season from 24 November 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
This fall brings new life toa??92Y's Lyrics & Lyricistsa?? with Preludes, a new autumn series to be available online. Five short-form programs will serve as a prologue to the upcoming 50th Anniversary Season in Spring 2021 in this special series led by Artistic Director Paul Masse.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
Portland Opera has announced the five artists joining the company's Resident Artist program for the 2020/21 season: soprano Lynnesha Crump, mezzo-soprano Jasmine Johnson, tenor David Morgans Sanchez, baritone Michael Parham, and bass Edwin Jhamal Davis.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2020
Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced the four young boys who will share the role of Theo in the Broadway musical PIPPIN which opens at the Sydney Lyric at The Star for an exclusive season from 24 November 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
Pippin is set to open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre Tonight, November 24! The live production, the first one back in Sydney, will run until January 31, 2021. With a beloved score by Tony Award nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Performances begin next Tuesday for the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN, 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 from 24 November to 31 January only.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
Watch this special message from Nikki Renee Daniels, inviting you to join her for her Birdland concert premiering November 19 at 7pm ET! Get your tickets today!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announced today its #GivingTuesday lineup of free artistic and engagement activities for A.R.T. supporters and theater lovers of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Despite the cancellation of the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are a variety of ways to enjoy the Met during the holidays and to give the gift of opera.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2020
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of your favorite stars' latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. On November 13, he chatted with the wonderful Nikki Renée Daniels, who will perform a very special concert next week, November 19 (7pm), as a part of the Radio Free Birdland series.
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 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 BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020
Nikki Renee Daniels has posted a video of herself doing the #broadwayremixchallenge!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
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 - Mar 1, 2020
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for March, 2020.
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 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 11, 2020
The Metropolitan Opera gets an Encore at The Ridgefield Playhouse this Summer
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 BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, and Cheyenne Jackson 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 BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
To address building occupancy restrictions and social distancing guidelines, the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Harriman-Jewell Series conclude it is not possible to perform and today announce postponement or cancellation of their on-stage programming at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
To address building occupancy restrictions and social distancing guidelines, the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Harriman-Jewell Series conclude it is not possible to perform and today announce postponement or cancellation of their on-stage programming at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts through December 31, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Great Performances at the Met: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess premieres Friday, July 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Norm Lewis' performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On July 17, he chatted with Broadway favorite Norm Lewis!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 17, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, July 17 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway favorite Norm Lewis!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series titled The Seth Concert Series.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and Bradley Whitford have joined the cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaptation of Tick, Tick...Boom!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) announced today live at BroadwayCon, that the original cast recording of Emojiland THE MUSICAL is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. The album will be available digitally on Friday, February 28, 2020 and available physically at www.Amazon.com beginning March 13, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
You and your guest will meet Audra McDonald with tickets to her April 11 performance at Verizon Hall's Kimmel Center in Philadelphia!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Taylor Iman Jones will temporarily join the cast of Emojiland The Musical, stepping into the role of Princess for Lesli Margherita who will be away for one week (Feb 18 - 23, a total of 8 performances), fulfilling a prior obligation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the company's 2020-2021 season. It features four mainstage productions, including The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, both of which are being performed on a Lyric Opera of Kansas City stage for the first time. Two all-time favorites known for incomparable melodies - Verdi's beloved La traviata and Bizet's passionate Carmen - round out the extraordinarily diverse season. The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra will accompany all performances at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Find biographies of the casts and creative teams at Lyric Opera of Kansas City and find high-resolution photos here.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2020
Emojiland has released new video footage! Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Shelby Acosta and Karl Skyler Urban have joined the cast of Emojiland as understudies, along with Geena Quintos who has joined the company as a swing. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
In George Gershwin's short 38 years, he and his brother Ira wrote dozens of the most beloved songs of all time, changing the art of songwriting forever.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Whether it's dramatic opera films, a celebratory community-based event, animated evenings of disco-glam and dance fundraising, or an intimate evening with musical storytelling, Spruce Peak Arts offers game-changing performances for everyone!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
a?oe1776a?? is now on sale at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and featuring a book by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, a?oe1776a?? will begin a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson from July 21 through August 23, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kennedy Center will hold its 2020 gala on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:30pm. Join The Kennedy Center for an intimate dinner and unforgettable Gala concert with Tony, Emmy, and Grammya?"winning artist Audra McDonald and Tony-winning artist Brian Stokes Mitchell.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
The Met has announced themed lineups for four weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company's website during the coronavirus closure. The schedule includes a week of In Plain English, an Epic Proportions week, followed by a week of Holiday Fare, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Phillip Gainsley is presenting a new podcast series, devoted to classical music and music theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2020
Pippin will reopen the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star for an exclusive season from 24 November 2020. Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN is Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2020
Powerhouse vocalist and actor Audra McDonald returns to the Van Wezel in 2021! Musician, vocalist and composer Damien Sneed brings A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul to the Hall for its Sarasota debut, and single tickets for South Pacific will be available for purchase this week.  
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.