The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(104 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
4%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful

About the Show

A re-staging of the original opera, with a new book adapted by Susan Lori Parks, this production starring Audra McDonald, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards.

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605 Reviews | 226 Followers
82
Ambitious, Epic, Great acting, Dated, Slow

See it if You've never seen Porgy & Bess before, but don't want to commit to a full production.

Don't see it if You really want to see a full production of Porgy & Bess.

393 Reviews | 204 Followers
84
Great staging, Clever, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if Magical sets, powerful chorus, interesting choreography & outstanding Bess played by Angel Blue. Enchanting Gershwin music with a full cast.

Don't see it if Key miscasted roles of Porgy, Crown & Sportin' Life significantly lowered my overall score.

273 Reviews | 474 Followers
86
Riveting, Intense, Great singing

See it if you love Audra and Norm. Beautifully acted and sung.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fully staged production. This is very stripped down.

216 Reviews | 908 Followers
90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like opera, Audra, and Gershwin...an absolute classic

Don't see it if you don't enjoy opera or you are looking for something modern

184 Reviews | 373 Followers
86
Masterful, Great acting, Intense, Great singing

See it if never saw or enjoy seeing a classic with a some great music and vocals.

Don't see it if do not like sad, heartfelt stories

184 Reviews | 117 Followers
83
Great acting, Timeless, Profound, Resonant, Heavy

See it if you've never been introduced to any incarnation of this classic show. Audra McDonald gave a performance for the ages in this production.

Don't see it if you're not into the heavy subject matter, or you're a Porgy & Bess purist (this production adapted the opera into more of a stage musical).

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162 Reviews | 73 Followers
72
Disappointing, Romantic, Slow, Ugly staging

See it if You love Audra McDonald. She rocked the house per usual.

Don't see it if You love Porgy and Bess and shudder at the thought of a streamlined, kind of ugly version of it.

169 Reviews | 16 Followers
98
Must see, Riveting, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like Gershwin music, featuring great singing with opera quality voices , good dancing & excellent staging of a classic

Don't see it if You prefer to see a comedy or drama without music, dislike Gershwin music, prefer to see a small cast Read more

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