Norm is playing Porgy opposite Audra McDonald’s Bess in American Repertory Theatre’s revival of Porgy and Bess, to open in mid-August in Cambridge, Mass.
Diane Paulus, ART’s artistic director and the acclaimed director of the Broadway revival of Hair, will direct, and David Alan Grier will play Sportin’ Life. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and Pulitzer finalist composer Deidre Murray are revising Porgy “to create a version with a unique identity as a musical,” according to ART.
The production opens Aug. 17. Tickets go on sale April 28. I’d fly to Boston for this one.