The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and Company

The 2012 Tony Award nominations were officially announced this morning and Black talent seems to have been both acknowledged and ignored in one fell swoop.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis

Fast-paced and action-packed, the new Broadway revival of “Porgy and Bess” is a crib-sheet version of the great American opera.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: David Alan Grier and Company

It was a monumental evening tonight at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts as president and CEO, Myron Martin, hosted the center's first-ever President's

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis

Audra McDonald (Bess) and Norm Lewis (Porgy) in "The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess" an emotional piece of theater in fall 2012

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald on stereotypes in Porgy and Bess:“[Author DuBose Heyward] really tried to get into their mindset, which was an incredible feat for that period, but it was still written at a time when.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Bryonha Marie Parham, Norm Lewis, NaTasha Yvette Williams

Diane Paulus directed "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" (also directed "Il mondo della luna" with Gotham Opera)

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis as Porgy and Bess. Saw Norm perform at WHS Chamber Singers concert. Sang with him on stage during our WCS Alumni songs.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Company

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Company

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: David Alan Grier and Company

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: David Alan Grier and Company

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Audra McDonald and Phillip Boykin

Congratulations to alum Phillip Boykin on his Tony Award nomination! He is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his work in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Norm Lewis, Joshua Henry

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Norm Lewis, Joshua Henry

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Norm Lewis

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Norm Lewis

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Wilkie Ferguson, Joshua Henry, Trevon Davis, Roosevelt André Credit

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Photos: Wilkie Ferguson, Joshua Henry, Trevon Davis, Roosevelt André Credit

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