Audra McDonald in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
(© Michael J. Lutch)
Audra McDonald in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
(© Michael J. Lutch)
Audra McDonald, who won her fifth Tony Award this year for her performance in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, will return to an eight-performance schedule in the musical, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, beginning August 28.

The actress, who had previously not been performing the Wednesday night shows, plays Bess in the production, which also features Norm Lewis (Porgy), David Alan Grier (Sporting Life), Phillip Boykin (Crown), Nikki Renée Daniels (Clara), Joshua Henry (Jake), Christopher Innvar (Detective), Bryonha Marie Parham (Serena) and NaTasha Yvette Williams (Mariah).

The cast also includes Sumayya Ali, Allison Blackwell, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson III, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Gavin Gregory, 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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