This is a new version of the classic folk opera, featuring a revised book by Suzan-Lori Parks.
The 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 crippled but courageous Porgy. Threatened by her formidable former lover Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker Sporting Life, Porgy and Bess’s relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater’s most exhilarating love stories. Starring four-time Tony Award® winner, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and Tony® nominee David Alan Grier. It's a bold adaptation of Broadway's seminal masterpiece, brilliantly reinvented by Tony-nominated® director Diane Paulus.
Read TDF Stages' exclusive interview with actor Phillip Boykin, who has played Crown in the original Porgy and Bess opera and who's playing him again in the Broadway adapation. He tells us how the two versions compare.