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Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis perform for a Greene Space audience (Matthew Septimus)

Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returns to Broadway by way of “Catfish Row” this January in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”– a newly reworked version of the 1935 American opera. In this special edition of Soundcheck, McDonald joins us in the Greene Space with co-star Norm Lewis to talk about updating an American classic - and to perform songs from the Broadway show. (Watch video of the performance.)

Mattthew Septimus
Soundcheck, Live in the Greene Space (1/17/12)

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis talk about the new "Porgy and Bess" with host John Schaefer. (At left: pianist Paul Masse)

Mattthew Septimus
Soundcheck, Live in the Greene Space (1/17/12)

Cast members Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis of the new Broadway production "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"

Mattthew Septimus
Soundcheck, Live in the Greene Space (1/17/12)

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis sing an excerpt from "Porgy and Bess" for a live audience in The Greene Space.

Guests:

Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald

Comments [2]

Mishell from nyc

Hey check out (and like) an interesting take on the play "Porgy and Bess" by one of the contributors of Culture Catch Mr. Thom at: http://culturecatch.com/theater/porgy-and-bess-audra-mcdonald

Jan. 24 2012 03:29 PM

What a wonderful way for me to have spent the evening--listening to this lovely interview and performance. Thanks so much!

Jan. 17 2012 06:33 PM

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