Saturday, January 7, 2012

At the Stagedoor: Four-time Tony Award Winner, Audra McDonald, Star of "Gershwin's Porgy and Bess" on Broadway

Audra McDonald, four-time Tony Award winning actress and singer stars in the Broadway production of "Gershwin's Porgy and Bess," George and Ira's Gershwin's ground-breaking work, reimagined by director Diane Paulus, musician Dierdre Murray and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. Also in the cast are Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier. Synopsis (from - A two-and-a-half hour reworking of George and Ira Gershwin's folk opera about the crippled Porgy and his love for seductress Bess that leads him to a confrontation with her murderous boyfriend, Crown, in 1920's Charleston, SC. Includes classic songs "Summertime," "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" and "I'm on My Way." Gershwin's Porgy and Bess plays the Richard Rodgers Theatre located at 226 West 46th Street. The photos were taken at the stagedoor after the performance on January 6, 2012.

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