Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Conservatory Alumna Tours in Tony Award-Winning Musicial

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It's always nice when one our own comes "home" to perform. BW Conservatory Alumna Adrianna Cleveland '12 is on stage in the Tony Award-Winning 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' running at Playhouse Square through February 16. Cleveland plays the "Woman of Catfish Row, Clara" in the Broadway production that is in the midst of its national tour.

Cleveland was recently featured in a review from the Akron Beacon Journal where she shared her passion for the production and her experience performing alongside her fellow cast mates. She told the paper that when she first heard the number "I Loves You, Porgy" performed live, "It made my heart want to scream."

Cleveland's ongoing success is not surprising. When she took the stage in BW's 2012 opera production of Don Giovanni, her lush voical drew special notice in the Plain Dealer's review.