The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess


The Richard Rodgers Theatre

First Preview : Dec 17, 2011
Opening Night : Jan 12, 2012
Closing Night : Sep 23, 2012

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess now comes to Broadway in a stunning and stirring Tony-winning revival, featuring such classic songs from the legendary Gershwins score as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing,” plus a remarkable cast led by five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, who picked up her fifth Tony for her performance.

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. Porgy and Bess’ relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater’s most exhilarating love stories.

 


Cast & Creative Team

Diane Paulus(Director)
Riccardo Hernandez(Scenic Design)
Esosa(Costume Design)
Christopher Akerlind(Lighting Design)


David Alan Grier (Sporting Life)
Norm Lewis (Porgy)
Audra McDonald (Bess)
Phillip Boykin (Crown)
Nikki Renée Daniels (Clara)
Joshua Henry (Jake)



Awards & Nominations


TONY AWARD
Best Revival of a Musical 2012