We just discovered that comedic actor David Alan Grier is about to take his talent to Broadway! According to the Associated Press, Grier will join Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis in a new and revamped version of the Gershwin classic Porgy and Bess on Broadway.
It was announced that the show will begin previews on Dec. 17 at The Richard Rodgers Theatre and officially open on Jan. 12th following a pre-Broadway run at the American Repertory Theatre.
Originally an opera, it has been re-imagined by A.R.T.’s artistic director, Diane Paulus, and features a reworked book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and new arrangements by Diedre Murray.
The musical looks at life in the fictitious Catfish Row in the early 1920s. It boasts such songs as Summertime, Bess, You Is My Woman Now, I Got Plenty o’ Nothin and It Ain’t Necessarily So.
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