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Richard Rodgers Theatre

226 West 46th Street

Two hours and 30 minutes, one 15 minute intermission

January, 12 2012 (Open-Ended)

Broadway Musical

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Groundbreaking Musical Revival Returns!

Porgy and Bess tickets for the new production on Broadway are available! The latest adaptation of the classic Broadway musical makes a triumphant return to the big stage in 2012. Porgy and Bess is an original opera with music and lyrics by musical legends George and Ira Gershwin. The reworked adaptation will be playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre with an official opening night on January 12, 2012. Previews had been running at the theater since December 17, 2011. The musical has been "tweaked" to help it attract a new contemporary audience in which critics say it has succeeded.

Porgy and Bess tickets provide a time warp back into a classic Broadway musical experience. Though the 2012 presentation is an adaptation of the original, it still captures the story and experience quite well. George Gershwin's conception for the work was inspired by the DuBose Heyward novel titled "Porgy," which was later turned into a play. Heyward's writings dealt with African-American life in South Carolina during the 1920s. George Gershwin desired to create a Broadway musical production based within a "American folk opera" genre. The Broadway show premiered in 1935 including a daring move for the time period with a cast of classically trained African-American singers. The first opening occurred at Carnegie Hall, and ran over four hours, including two intermissions. The "Carnegie" performance was for a private audience. The production then transferred to the Colonial Theatre in Boston. The "opera" eventually would be worked out for the official Broadway debut at the Alvin Theatre in New York City on October 10, 1935. The Broadway debut was reworked during the Boston run to tighten the time while tightening the dramatic scenes and action. "Porgy And Bess" would return to Broadway as a revival in 1942 under the production and directing of Cheryl Crawford, whom made drastic changes to the original Broadway production. The revival opened at the Majestic Theatre in January 1942 and proved to be far more financially successful and a draw to larger audiences.

2011 - 2012

The 2001-2012 adaptation of the original work makes further changes. The production is directed by Diane Paulus, with the book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks, and music adapted by Diedre Murray. The production was presented by the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts where the opera/musical opened on August 31, 2011. Paulus, Parks and Murray made public statements as to the musical being adapted with reworking the plot, dialogue and score to appeal to today's theatergoers and contemporary Broadway audiences. The original 2011 Broadway cast includes Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier, Joshua Henry, Nikki Renee Daniels, Phillip Boykin, Bryonha Marie Parham, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Cedric Neal, J.D. Webster, Heather Hill, Phumzile Sojola andNathaniel Stampley. Classic Broadway show tunes include "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," " " "I Loves You, Porgy," "My ManMan' Gone Now," " " "There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York," and "Summertime."

Porgy and Bess tickets are now on sale at the box office for the open-ended run adaptation of an American classic. While critics have been mixed in their reviews, many agree the reworked plot, dialogue and score overall work. Most also consider the opera/musical to be one of the best new shows on Broadway for 2011 and well worth checking out!

Tickets Information

Porgy and Bess tickets are selling at the box office for between $62.50 and $125.50. Premium seats and sold out show times are costing between $98.00 and $250.00. You can view our great selection of Porgy And Bess tickets online by clicking the link.

Show Times

Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm

Tue 7pm
Wed through Sat 8pm


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Audra McDonald
Norm Lewis
David Alan Grier
Phillip Boykin
Nikki Renée Daniels
Joshua Henry
Christopher Innvar
Bryonha Marie Parham
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Allison Blackwell
Roosevelt André Credit
Trevon Davis
Joseph Dellger
Wilkie Ferguson
Carmen Ruby Floyd
Heather Hill
David Hughey
Andrea Jones-Sojola
Alicia Hall Moran
Cedric Neal
Phumzile Sojola
Nathaniel Stampley
Julius Thomas III
J.D. Webster
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson


Director - 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

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