After wowwing audiences on Broadway, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
comes to San Francisco with Broadway cast members, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess
, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess
debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair
), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog
), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man
). This updated version of the show maintains the emotion-packed story of the original, but offers a fresh perspective for today's audiences.
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