Monday, April 28, 2014

Ahmanson’s Porgy & Bess Premiere Draws Diversity Celebs and Re-Creates Cultural History of America

Yes, I know, what you’re thinking, if you’ve seen them once, you’ve seen them all. That age, old story, boy meets girl in need of help, girl meets boy, who is more than willing to help girl. Porgy and Bess an old classic staged in the most elegant of settings, the Ahmanson. The present cast of Porgy and Bess, could do no wrong, receiving loud claps from all sides of the room. The audience filled up with the young, not so young, black, white and all shades in between. Some Los Angeles based celebrities, elegantly graced a blue-ti-fully colored Porgy and Bess backdrop stretched on the outside wall of the venue. Actress, Angela Bassett, with beau, actor, Courtney Vance, laughed and both were tickled with catch up conversations held outside and in and around the theater, while guest vocalist like, Freda Payne spoke candidly with local ABC News anchorman about the performance. Other Hollywood attendees included, Kiki Shephard, Kym Whitley, Briana Michole White, David Talbert, Keith David, Mike Medavoy, Darrin Henson, Brenda Strong and Diane Paulus, to name a few. Check out, Stones in the Color of Rare Blog to read the full story. Enjoy