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BWW Flashback: The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Closes on Broadway Today, September 23BWW Flashback: The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Closes on Broadway Today, September 23
by BWW Special Coverage - September 23, 2012

The 2012 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS will conclude its limited engagement at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) today, September 23, 2012. The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS began previews on Saturday, December 17, 2012, and officially opened on January 12, 2012. Upon closing, it will have played 322 performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you on a multimedia journey through the life of the longest-running production of Porgy and Bess to ever play on Broadway. (more...)
Broadway's Current Revival Becomes Longest-Running Production of PORGY & BESSBroadway's Current Revival Becomes Longest-Running Production of PORGY & BESS
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2012

The 2012 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS becomes the longest-running production of Porgy and Bess to ever play on Broadway with its 306th performance today, September 11, 2012, breaking the record formerly held by the 1953 revival at the Ziegfeld Theatre. The show will conclude its limited engagement at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) on Sunday, September 23, 2012. (more...)
Audra McDonald Returns to Full Performance Schedule in PORGY & BESS Tonight, 8/28Audra McDonald Returns to Full Performance Schedule in PORGY & BESS Tonight, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2012

Producers of the 2012 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS welcome Tony Award winner Audra McDonald's return to an eight-performance schedule beginning tonight, August 28th. She had previously been on a schedule of seven performances per week, not performing the Wednesday evening shows. (more...)
Audra McDonald Returns to Full Performance Schedule in PORGY & BESS, 8/28Audra McDonald Returns to Full Performance Schedule in PORGY & BESS, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2012

Producers of the 2012 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS announced today that five-time Tony Award winner AUDRA McDONALD will return to an eight-performance schedule beginning Tuesday, August 28th. She had previously been on a schedule of seven performances per week, not performing the Wednesday evening shows. (more...)
PORGY AND BESS' Norm Lewis Lands Recurring Role on ABC's SCANDAL Season 2PORGY AND BESS' Norm Lewis Lands Recurring Role on ABC's SCANDAL Season 2
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2012

According to the Huffington Post, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' Norm Lewis will appear in a recurring role in SCANDAL season two on ABC. Lewis will first appear in the season's third episode. (more...)
Spike Lee in Negotiations for PORGY AND BESS Film AdaptationSpike Lee in Negotiations for PORGY AND BESS Film Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2012

According to Indiewire, Spike Lee wants to make a film adaptation of the George Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess and has confirmed that negotiations are 'still in the works.' The Tony Award-winning revival starring Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald and David Alan Grier is currently playing on Broadway. (more...)
Breaking News: The Gershwin's PORGY & BESS Moves Broadway Closing Up to September 23, 2012Breaking News: The Gershwin's PORGY & BESS Moves Broadway Closing Up to September 23, 2012
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2012

Producers of the 2012 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS, have announced that the show will conclude its limited engagement at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The show, which had been twice extended, was originally scheduled to end a week later. The new date has been set to make room for the next engagement at the Rodgers, beginning October 4, 2012. (more...)
Audra McDonald to Appear on ABC's THE CHEW Tomorrow, 7/17Audra McDonald to Appear on ABC's THE CHEW Tomorrow, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2012

Tony Award winner and star of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on Broadway Audra McDonald teams up with The Chew to prepare some state fair classics tomorrow, July 17 at 1 p.m. ET on ABC. Michael Symon and Daphne Oz will also visit the Orange County State Fair. (more...)
PORGY AND BESS Cast to Perform at Harlem Week Kick OffPORGY AND BESS Cast to Perform at Harlem Week Kick Off
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2012

On Thursday, July 19, 2012, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg kicks off the 38th anniversary of HARLEM WEEK with an official Gala Reception at Gracie Mansion. The afternoon affair will include an excerpt performance by the 2012 Tony award winning cast of Porgy & Bess. In addition to the performance, HARLEM WEEK will honor Carib News on its 30th Anniversary; Sylvia Woods in honor of Sylvia's Restaurants 50th Anniversary; and Jackie Rowe Adams in honor of her tireless community activism and commitment to antiviolence. (more...)
BWW TV: PORGY AND BESS Performs at Broadway in Bryant Park 2012!BWW TV: PORGY AND BESS Performs at Broadway in Bryant Park 2012!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 12, 2012

The best of Broadway will be presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with "106.7 Lite FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2012" - a lunchtime series beginning July 12 at 12:30 p.m. on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Resorts World Casino New York City and hosted by Lite FM's on-air personalities, the twelfth annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through August 16. Click below to check out the performances from the cast of Porgy and Bess, which included 'Summertime,' 'A Woman Is A Sometime Thing,' and 'I Got Plenty o' Nuttin.' (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-Joshua HenryTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-Joshua Henry
by BWW - July 13, 2012

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this next edition, we caught up with Joshua, who is starring as 'Jake' in THE GERSHWINS' PORGY & BESS- currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre! (more...)
PORGY AND BESS' Sumayya Ali and David Hughey Guest Star on STANDING BY Series Premiere, 7/3PORGY AND BESS' Sumayya Ali and David Hughey Guest Star on STANDING BY Series Premiere, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - July 2, 2012

UPSTAIRS LANDING PRODUCTIONS launches the interview web series, "Standing By" on July 3rd, 2012 with special guests Sumayya Ali and David Hughey of the Tony winning best revival of "The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess". (more...)
Audra McDonald Will Return to PORGY & BESS TonightAudra McDonald Will Return to PORGY & BESS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 3, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Audra McDonald, the five-time Tony winning star of PORGY & BESS, will indeed be returning to the show today following a 2-week doctor-mandated hiatus. (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Nikki Renee Daniels!THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Nikki Renee Daniels!
by BWW - June 29, 2012

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this next edition, we caught up with Nikki Renee Daniels, who is starring as 'Clara' in THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS- currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre! (more...)
Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund Honors Norm Lewis at Benefit LunchPhoto Coverage: The Actors Fund Honors Norm Lewis at Benefit Lunch
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - June 21, 2012

Today, June 21, Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis was the guest of honor at a private luncheon benefitting The Actor's Fund. Producer Randie Levine-Miller is launching a new celebrity luncheon series to benefit the Fund and their efforts to support talent. BroadwayWorld was thrilled to be on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)
Audra McDonald Placed on Vocal Rest Through 7/3; Alicia Hall Moran Covers 'Bess' in PORGY & BESSAudra McDonald Placed on Vocal Rest Through 7/3; Alicia Hall Moran Covers 'Bess' in PORGY & BESS
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2012

Producers of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS, the 2012 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, announced today that Audra McDonald has been ordered on a period of complete vocal rest by her doctor through the end of the month. As a result of performing with a respiratory infection last week, her vocal cords have become inflamed to a point where she cannot sing. She is scheduled to return to the production on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NaTasha Yvette Williams!THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NaTasha Yvette Williams!
by BWW - June 15, 2012

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this next edition, we caught up with NaTasha Yvette Williams, who is starring as 'Mariah' in THE GERSHWINS' PORGY & BESS- currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre! (more...)
BWW TV: Audra McDonald on How She Owes Her Tony Win to the Generation of Greats Before HerBWW TV: Audra McDonald on How She Owes Her Tony Win to the Generation of Greats Before Her
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 11, 2012

Last night, June 10, Audra McDonald took home her 5th Tony Award for for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her role of 'Bess' in THE GERSWIN's PORGY AND BESS. Though we'd think she'd be used to the feeling of winning by now, McDonald spoke with BroadwayWorld just moments after her win only to reveal how it still feels 'out of body'. Click below to hear from the Broadway darling herself! (more...)
PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson Plays 'Just A Piano' Series Tonight, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2012

Wilkie Ferguson, III, currently performing in the ten-time Tony Award nominated The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway, makes his NYC solo concert debut at The Triad Theater (158 West 72nd Street) tonight, June 11th, 2012 at 9:30pm. Special guests include Tony Nominee Joshua Henry. (more...)
PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson Plays 'Just A Piano' Series, 6/11PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson Plays 'Just A Piano' Series, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2012

Wilkie Ferguson, III, currently performing in the ten-time Tony Award nominated The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway, makes his NYC solo concert debut at The Triad Theater (158 West 72nd Street) on June 11th, 2012 at 9:30pm. Special guests include Tony Nominee Joshua Henry. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Norm Lewis Officially Joins Sardi's Wall of FamePhoto Coverage: Norm Lewis Officially Joins Sardi's Wall of Fame
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2012

Tony nominee Norm Lewis, currently starring on Broadway as Porgy in The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS, joined the legendary walls of Sardi's when his caricature was unveiled and hung yesterday, May 30th, during a special ceremony. His portrait joins the hundreds of Broadway and Hollywood celebrities, including his co-star and fellow 2012 Tony nominee Audra McDonald, as well as co-star David Alan Grier also Tony-nominated for his performance in The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS. (more...)
FREEZE FRAME: Norm Lewis Joins the Sardi's Wall of FameFREEZE FRAME: Norm Lewis Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame
by Walter McBride - May 30, 2012

Tony nominee Norm Lewis, currently starring on Broadway as Porgy in The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS, joined the legendary walls of Sardi's (234 West 44th Street) when his caricature was unveiled and hung this evening, May 30th, during a special ceremony. His portrait joins the hundreds of Broadway and Hollywood celebrities, including his co-star and fellow 2012 Tony nominee Audra McDonald, as well as co-star David Alan Grier also Tony-nominated for his performance in The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS. See a photo of the three together at Sardi's below! (more...)
Photo Flash: PORGY & BESS Cast Signs Albums at Barnes & Noble!Photo Flash: PORGY & BESS Cast Signs Albums at Barnes & Noble!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

View members of the cast at yesterday's Barnes & Noble cast recording performance and signing below! (more...)
PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson to Play the Triad, 6/11PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson to Play the Triad, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

Wilkie Ferguson III, currently performing in the ten-time Tony Award nominated The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway, makes his NYC solo concert debut at The Triad Theater (158 West 72nd Street) on June 11th, 2012 at 9:30pm. Special guests include Tony nominee Joshua Henry. (more...)
BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Phillip Boykin Overjoyed to Make it to Broadway in PORGY & BESS!BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Phillip Boykin Overjoyed to Make it to Broadway in PORGY & BESS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 9, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Phillip Boykin, nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Porgy and Bess. (more...)

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