Porgy and Bess Broadway Show

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The legendary African-American folk opera Porgy and Bess returns to the Broadway stage in a re-imagined production adapted by playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and musician/songwriter Diedre Murray. Written by DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, and Ira Gershwin, the score to Porgy and Bess includes standards such as "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty O' Nothin'".

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Porgy and Bess Review and Age Recommendation
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Broadway Theatre
Porgy and Bess is currently playing at the following Broadway Theatre:

Richard Rogers Theatre
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Show Synopsis:
A disabled beggar named Porgy and the woman he loves, Bess, experience both hardships and happiness in their poverty-ridden home of Catfish Row, South Carolina.

Musical / Opera

Audra McDonald
Norm Lewis
David Alan Grier
Joshua Henry
Phillip Boykin
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Nikki Renee Daniels
Bryonha Marie Parham
Cedric Neal
J.D. Webster
Nathaniel Stampley
Phumzile Sojola
Heather Hill
Christopher Innvar
Joe Dellger
Andrea Jones-Sojola
Wilkie Ferguson
Trevon Davis
Roosevelt Andre Credit
Alicia Hall Moran
Allison Blackwell
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson

Production Credits:
Diane Paulus (Direction)
Ronald K. Brown (Choreographer)
Riccardo Hernandez (Set Design)
Emilio Sosa (Costume Design)
Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Design)
Acme Sound Partners (Sound Design)

Other Credits:
George Gershwin (Music)
DuBose Heyward (Libretto)
Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward (Lyrics)
Suzan-Lori Parks (Adaptation)
Diedre Murray (Adaptation)

Summary Disabled beggar Porgy and Bess, the woman he loves, experience both hardships and happiness in their impoverished home of Catfish Row, South Carolina.

Age Appropriate 12 +. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Our Recommendation
Powerhouse Broadway singer Norm Lewis and Tony winner Audra McDonald are marvelous in the title roles in this streamlined production of the 1935 Gershwin folk opera. Purists have balked heavily at changes made to this Broadway adaptation, but anyone with two working ears will appreciate the stunning score, including the passionate "Bess, You Is My Woman," the charming "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'", and the humorous "It Ain't Necessarily So," not to mention the classic lullaby "Summertime". All these decades later, Gershwin's music still sounds modern and daring, and the story itself is a gripping melodrama that carries great emotional impact.

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