On Thursday, January 12, the Broadway production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess opened at the Richard Rogers Theatre with a celebration at the McKittrick Hotel after the show.
Opening night guests included Alan Alda, Sierra Boggess, Matthew Broderick, Mario Cantone, Gavin Creel, Barbara Cook, John Cullum, Edie Falco, Bill Irwin, Cheyenne Jackson, Nathan Lane, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tam Mutu, Laura Osnes, Estelle Parsons, and Piper Perabo.
Directed by Diane Paulus, choreographed by Ronald K. Brown, and featuring an adaptation by Suzan-Lori Parks and Deidre L. Murray, the show stars Audra McDonald as Bess, Norm Lewis as Porgy, David Alan Grier as Sporting Life, Phillip Boykin as Crown, Nikki Renée Daniels as Clara, Joshua Henry as Jake, Christopher Innvar as Detective, Bryonha Marie Parham as Serena and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Mariah.
The ensemble includes Allison Blackwell, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Heather Hill, David Hughey, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Alicia Hall Moran, Cedric Neal, Phumzile Sojola, Nathaniel Stampley, Julius Thomas III, J.D. Webster, and Lisa Nicole Wilkerson.
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