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The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

Porgy And Bess

40th Spoleto Festival: 'Porgy and Bess' Production Celebrates Charleston's History >>

Held annually in Charleston, South Carolina, The Spoleto Festival U.S.A (a 17-day showcase of opera, theater, dance, classical, and jazz music) will enter its 40th year upon its return this May. To honor the city that has hosted it since 1977, the 40th Spoleto Festival’s program will include a production of George Gershwin’s 1935 opera Porgy and Bess, set on the fictitious “Catfish Row” in Charleston. The Porgy and Bess production, which has been over a year in the making, will celebrate Charleston's history at a time when the city needs it most: in the wake of the Emanuel AME Church Shootings.

The Cast of 'On the Town'

In a Broadway First, 'On the Town' Producers Seek Investors Online >>

Howard and Janet Kagan are seeking equity investors for their 70th anniversary production of the Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins/Betty Comden/Adolph Green musical via a custom-made website.

Audra McDonald Contends Tony Legacy With a New Interpretation of the Late Billie Holiday in Price's 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'

Audra McDonald Contends Tony Legacy with a New Interpretation of the Late Billie Holiday >>

Audra McDonald yearns to net a sixth for her portrayal of, none other, Billie Holiday. McDonald currently ties Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris for wins

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