Cast album of A.R.T.’s production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess garners Grammy Award nomination

 

 

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2012

Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668

kati_mitchell@harvard.edu

 

 

Cast album of A.R.T.’s production of

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

 garners Grammy Award nomination

 

55th Annual Grammy Awards to be held February 10 in Los Angeles

 

 

Cambridge, MA — The Recording Academy announced today that the cast album of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, produced during the A.R.T.’s 2011-12 Season under the direction of A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, received a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and its star Audra McDonald earned the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical during its run on Broadway last season.

 

Diane Paulus’s current project is the revival of Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson’s musical Pippin, which began performances December 5 and runs through January 20, 2013 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA.

 

In addition, Once, which was developed at the A.R.T and received eight Tony Awards, also received a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album.

Once’s Tony Award (and Drama Desk Award)-winning Director John Tiffany returns to the A.R.T. this season at the helm of Tennessee Williams’ classic drama The Glass Menagerie, featuring Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Brian J. Smith; it begins performances on February 2 and runs through March 17, 2013 at the Loeb Drama Center.

 

For further information visit www.americanrepertorytheater.org

 

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