“The epic sweep of the story, the immense history of the musical itself and the unforgettable Gershwin score, highlighted by ‘Summertime,’ ‘I Got Plenty of Nothing’ and ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ make this unquestionably one of the greatest American masterpieces.” Based on DuBose Heyward's novel “Porgy” and the play of the same name, which he co - wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward, the Broadway revival of THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS is a stunning and stirring new staging with a magnificent 23 - piece orchestra.
The classic story 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 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.
PORGY AND BESS first premiered at the Colonial Theatre in Boston on September 30, 1935. Broadway performances followed featuring a cast of classically trained African - American singers — a daring and visionary artistic choice at the time. This new adaptation of THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS was specifically created for Broadway and features a revised book in a musical theatre format and jazz - oriented musical arrangements.
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Tickets for the tour are available now and can be purchased online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto - Owners Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1 - 800 - WHARTON.
Tuesday, March 18 — Sunday, March 23, 2014
Tuesday — Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 1:00 PM and 6:30 p.m.Location: Cobb Great Hall
Tickets: From $32 ● Plus applicable fees
$25 Student tickets available
Ticket Office: whartoncenter.com
517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON