Why See Porgy and Bess?
George and Ira's Gershwin's ground-breaking work, reimagined by director Diane Paulus, musician Dierdre Murray and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, stars Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier.
A two-and-a-half hour reworking of George and Ira Gershwin's folk opera about the crippled Porgy and his love for seductress Bess that leads him to a confrontation with her murderous boyfriend, Crown, in 1920's Charleston, SC. Includes classic songs "Summertime," "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" and "I'm on My Way."
Previews from: 17 December 2011
Opening night: 12 January 2012
Two hours and 30 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission.
Cast and Creative
David Alan Grier
Nikki Renée Daniels
Bryonha Marie Parham
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Roosevelt André Credit
Carmen Ruby Floyd
Alicia Hall Moran
Julius Thomas III
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson
CreativeDirector: Diane Paulus
Choreography: Ronald K. Brown
Scenic Design: Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design: Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design: Acme Sound Partners
Lyrics: DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Music: George Gershwin
Book: DuBose Heyward, adapted by Trevor Nunn
TONY AWARDS 2012
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Audra McDonald
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