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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Richard Rodgers Theatre Broadway
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About this show

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Audra McDonald! The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is a stunning and stirring new staging, featuring such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing," plus a remarkable cast led by four-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, "Private Practice"), Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, "In Living Color"). The classic story by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward is set in Charleston's fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the crippled but courageous Porgy. Threatened by her formidable former lover Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker Sporting Life, Porgy and Bess' relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater's most exhilarating love stories. Following its sold-out world premiere engagement at Boston's American Repertory Theater, one of Broadway's most accomplished creative teams, led by Tony-nominated director Diane Paulus (Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man), now brings George and Ira Gershwin's legendary masterwork to the Broadway stage for the first time in more than 35 years. Student Rush Student rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased for $37 each, one ticket per student ID and cash only. If available, tickets can be purchased the day of the performance starting at 5pm for evening performances and noon for matinees.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 30min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Richard Rodgers Theatre, Broadway

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