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In a stunning and stirring new staging, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway on August 31, 2011 and won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival Of A Musical. Featuring such legendary songs as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing,” the remarkable cast was led by five-time Tony Award® winner AUDRA McDONALD (Ragtime, “Private Practice”), Tony Award®nominee NORM LEWIS (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) and three-time Tony nominee DAVID ALAN GRIER (Race, “In Living Color”).

The classic story by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward 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 crippled but 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.

 

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