Porgy and Bess on Broadway


Tonight I saw The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.  (I posted on it earlier. See this link http://nycurbanlife.blogspot.com/2012/01/porgy-and-bess.html)

Its going to be hard to give this show justice in words….I’m not sure what the reviewers watched, but I LOVED it. And I don’t LOVE shows very often; I am discerning after many years working on Broadway.

Audra McDonald was the talent you expect – a huge range of emotion and a powerful voice to back that up. And Norm Lewis….was…amazing, and that’s a weak word, but I just can’t think of anything more superlative right now. I would imagine that he’d need a massage after every performance, probably aching from how he contorts his body to portray crippled Porgy. I’d volunteer for that task.

After the show we (Spence-Chapin Adoption Services) were treated to a cast talk-back and were honored with Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Trevon Davis, JD Webster and Roosevelt Credit.

I would gladly buy another ticket to see it again, and probably will.

Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald
Trevon Davis, J.D.Webster
Norm Lewis

Porgy and Bess

The
highly anticipated opening of the much talked about re-envisioning of George
and Ira Gershwin’s
Porgy and Bess takes place this Thursday.  Very
exciting!
Back on
Broadway for the first time in over 35 years, in a new staging, the production
is led by Tony Award® winner AUDRA
McDONALD, Drama Desk nominee NORM LEWIS and two-time Tony Award®
nominee DAVID ALAN GRIER. Early
buzz is “you’d be hard pressed to find a more user-friendly P&B.” 
On Thursday February 2 Spence-Chapin Services for Families and Children will be hosting a night at Porgy and Bess.  The evening’s proceeds
will support the organization’s mission to find adoptive homes for infants and
children who need families.
When
you purchase a ticket, you can support their work AND be included in a 
Spence-Chapin only cast talk-back after
the show
.  

Nice extra for theater fans!!!


Jan 19. Update – new footage of Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald!