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. More…
Set in the 1930s in an African-American Charleston neighborhood known as Catfish Row, Porgy and Bess centers on the tragic love story of the cripple beggar Porgy and beautiful Bess, who longs to turn away from her former life as a prostitute and cocaine addict. After a murder, Bess’ abusive partner Crown flees, leaving her at the mercy of a disapproving community and tempted by the seductive drug dealer Sporting Life. Bess strikes up an unlikely relationship with Porgy and gradually finds acceptance on Catfish Row—until a hurricane and the return of Crown change everyone’s lives forever.
See it if I saw Porgy & Bess on Broadway as a little girl and loved it. This operatic version is even more thrilling, deeply examining racial tensions
Don't see it if If you don't love the Gershwins' score. (Hard to imagine!)
See it if Great show, glad they brought it back to broadway for the next generation. And Audra Mcdonalds voice was exhilirating.
Don't see it if You arent into musicals or opera, you wont appreciate it.
See it if This haunting production of the Met brings new life to the script and the music. Heart wrenching. Music, Acting & dance are excepcional
Don't see it if No reason not to see this production.It will please all.From opera buffs to those who prefer musical comedy,Porgy and Bess stands out
See it if You must it see. The singing and acting are amazing.
Don't see it if You've already seen it before and didn't like things that won't change, like the writing.
See it if You don't mind walking out after the first act. National Tour charged plenty...delivered very little
Don't see it if You like Gershwin's music sung with meaning. The two main characters couldn't have had more unsuited to play opposite each other. Bad!
See it if You love great singing and beautiful music. This is a classic piece and this cast was stellar!
Don't see it if You don't like strong subject matter such as abuse and oppression...
See it if Especially If you appreciate/can connect with/have memories of the dynamic between black mothers and daughters.
Don't see it if If you don’t care for stories being told as flackbacks.