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Porgy and Bess

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Porgy and Bess, Richard Rodgers Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Theater
Richard Rodgers Theatre

226 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Duration
2hrs, 30mins
1 Intermission
Audience
Minimum age is 4 years old. Child must have a ticket.
Important Dates
Preview
Dec 17, 2011
Opening
Jan 12, 2012
Closing
Sep 23, 2012
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Story

What is the Story of Porgy and Bess?
Set in the 1930s in an African-American Charleston neighborhood known as Catfish Row, Porgy and Bess centers on the tragic love story of the cripple beggar Porgy and beautiful Bess, who longs to turn away from her former life as a prostitute and cocaine addict. After a murder, Bess’ abusive partner Crown flees, leaving her at the mercy of a disapproving community and tempted by the seductive drug dealer Sporting Life. Bess strikes up an unlikely relationship with Porgy and gradually finds acceptance on Catfish Row—until a hurricane and the return of Crown change everyone’s lives forever.