On The Road With Porgy and Bess (Photos)
The Gershwin’s are back and they’re hitting the road! However, this time it isn’t with one of their iconic tap dancing, big band musicals everyone loves. Instead, the classic opera first brought to life in 1935, Porgy and Bess, has returned to the stage with a new life and new vision for a new generation. The story follows the romance between Porgy, a black beggar, and the beautiful Bess. Set in Charleston’s fictional Catfish Row, Bess is trapped not only by physical objects around her but also her past. Her former love, a troublemaker and more keep back the disabled Porgy as he works to free his true love so their can relationship can begin. Over the course of the show, their love story evolves and becomes one of the most incredible love stories ever to be brought to life on stage. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a first look at the brand new National Tour of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess!
The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess was last seen on Broadway during the 2011-2012 season. The production transferred from the American Repertory Theatre and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards. It would go on to win two including the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival in 2012. After closing on Broadway, the production is now making its way across the United States visiting such cities as Dallas, Tampa, Buffalo, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, Las Vegas, Seattle and many more! Don’t miss this legendary opera now transformed into a musical masterpiece for the stage. The classic four-hour opera has been turned into a stage show of only two and a half hours. For more information, visit the official touring website for The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Thank you to Michael J. Lutch from Playbill for the photos used in this blog post. Be sure to follow Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!