Friday, February 3, 2012

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

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


  1. Wow...didn't recognize Norm Lewis! I remember seeing him in "Miss Saigon" when I worked at The Broadway theater...

    1. That's natural gray in his beard...he looks good.