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THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS

  • Musical
  • Revival
  • TONY Winner

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway

MAGAZINE’S #1 MUSICAL OF THE YEAR



TOUR SCHEDULE

  • San Francisco, CA 11/10/13-12/8/13
  • Dallas, TX 12/13/13-12/22/13
  • Washington, DC 12/25/13-12/29/13
  • West Palm Beach, FL 1/7/14-1/12/14
  • Tampa, FL 1/14/14-1/19/14
  • Naples, FL 1/21/14-1/26/14
  • Greenville, SC 1/28/14-2/2/14
  • Cleveland, OH 2/4/14-2/16/14
  • Philadelphia, PA 2/18/14-2/23/14
  • Pittsburgh, PA 2/25/14-3/2/14
  • Detroit, MI 3/4/14-3/9/14
  • Buffalo, NY 3/11/14-3/16/14
  • East Lansing, MI 3/18/14-3/23/14
  • St. Paul, MN 3/25/14-3/30/14
  • Des Moines, IA 4/1/14-4/6/14
  • Las Vegas, NV 4/15/14-4/20/14
  • Los Angeles, CA 4/22/14-6/1/14
  • Tempe, AZ 6/3/14-6/8/14
  • Seattle, WA 6/10/14-6/29/14
  • St. Louis, MO 7/8/14 – 7/13/14
  • Charlotte, NC 7/15/14-7/20/14


OVERVIEW

See what Time Magazine exclaims is, “A don’t miss theatre event!  The #1 Broadway musical of the year.”  Winner of the 2012 TONY AWARD® FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is hitting the road with award-winning members of the Broadway cast in this stunning and stirring new staging. Accompanied by a lush 23-piece orchestra, this re-envisioned Broadway production includes such legendary songs as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.”

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess 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 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.

Praised by the New Yorker as, “A great achievement!” and hailed by the Associated Press as, “a Gorgeous version of the Gershwin masterpiece,” The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is coming to you from its record-breaking engagements at the American Repertory Theater and Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre.   One of Broadway’s most accomplished creative teams, led by Tony Award® -winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man), have reimagined George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin’s legendary masterwork specifically for the musical theatre, what USA Today calls “a canny and exuberant re-affirmation of the original’s enduring brilliance.”

REVIEWS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

AN INDISPENSABLE TICKET!
The New York Times

AUDRA McDONALD AND NORM LEWIS MAKE THIS A MUST-SEE!
– Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News

A BEAUTIFUL, TRANSPORTIVE, THEATRICAL RAPTURE!
– Scott Brown, New York Magazine

A GORGEOUS VERSION of the GERSHWIN MASTERPIECE!
– Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

A PORGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. A GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL.
Fox News

BROADWAY AWARDS

AWARDS

    2012 Tony Award

  • Best Revival of a Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • 2012 Drama Desk Award

  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical
  • Outstanding Sound Design

BROADWAY REVIEWS

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