THE SCREENING ROOM: Behind the Choreography of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Video)

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The Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, which opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Jan. 12, features choreography by Ronald K. Brown. Here, DanceOn talks to Porgy and Bess cast members about Brown's work.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, directed by Diane Paulus, features a cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, "Private Practice") as Bess, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) as Porgy and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race) as Sporting Life. The cast also includes Phillip Boykin as Crown, Nikki Renée Daniels as Clara, Joshua Henry as Jake, Christopher Innvar as Detective, Bryonha Marie Parham as Serena and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Mariah. According to the producers, Porgy and Bess "is set in Charleston’s fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the crippled but courageous Porgy. Threatened by her formidable former lover Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker Sporting Life, Porgy and Bess’ relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater’s most exhilarating love stories."

To watch the interviews with Porgy and Bess cast members, look below:

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