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Porgy and Bess

A dazzling new production of The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS starring four-time Tony Award® winner, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and Tony® nominee David Alan Grier. It’s a bold adaptation of Broadway’s seminal masterpiece, brilliantly reinvented by Tony-nominated® director Diane Paulus, Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks and two-time Obie winner Diedre Murray.


The Story

Porgy and Bess tells the story of Porgy, who lives in the slums of Charleston, South Carolina, and his attempts to rescue Bess from the clutches of Crown, her pimp, and Sportin’ Life, a drug dealer. The musical features the classics “Summertime,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nothin’,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”

Opening on  January 12th at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street, NYC 10036.

The cast includes Audra McDonald (Bess), Norm Lewis (Porgy), and David Alan Grier (Sportin’ Life)

The creative team includes music by George Gershwin, book by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Diana Paulus, and choreographed by Ronald K. Brown.