DateDec 17, 2011
WhereRichard Rodgers Theatre
PlayingPorgy 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.