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Casting Announced for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

October 18, 2013

While we still have several months to go before The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess tour comes to Belk Theater, the cast is already hard at work! Rehearsals started in New York this week!

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Joining Alicia Hall Moran as Bess and Nathaniel Stampley as Porgy will be Alvin Crawford as Crown, Kingsley Leggs as Sporting Life, Sumayya Ali as Clara, Denisha Ballew as Serena, Danielle Lee Graves as Mariah and David Hughey as Jake.

The cast also includes Dan Barnhill, Vanjah Boikai, Adrianna M. Cleveland, Roosevelt Andre Credit, Cicily Daniels, Dwelvan David, Nkrumah Gatling, Tamar Greene, Nicole Adell Johnson, James Earl Jones II, Quentin Oliver Lee, Cheryse McLeod Lewis, Sarita Rachelle Lilly, Kent Overshown, Chauncey Packer, Lindsay Roberts, Fred Rose, and Soara-Joye Ross.

“Every so often a project comes along that is so astonishing that one has to drop everything and just say I’m going to do it,” said Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus. “That’s what I felt when I was asked to do The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. The epic sweep of the story, the immense history of the musical itself and the unforgettable Gershwin score, highlighted by ‘Summertime,’ ‘I Got Plenty of Nothing’ and ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So,’ make this unquestionably one of the greatest American masterpieces.”

The shows plays in Charlotte July 15-20, 2014. Tickets are on sale now! CLICK HERE for more information.

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