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Porgy and Bess - Broadway

A reworked version of this Gershwin classic comes to Broadway starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis.

Porgy and Bess Begins on Broadway

Porgy and Bess Begins on Broadway
Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis in 'Porgy and Bess'


Dec 17, 2011


Porgy and Bess

The Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess begins previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward and a re-worked book by Suzan-Lori Parks, the show includes such classics as "Summertime," "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "I Got Plenty o' Nothin" and "It Ain't Necessarily So." Originally conceived as an American folk opera, it tells the story of Porgy (Lewis), who lives in the slums of Charleston, South Carolina, and his attempts to rescue Bess (McDonald) from the clutches of Crown, her pimp, and Sportin' Life (Grier), a drug dealer.

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