Porgy and Bess

Opera - Revival

Richard Rodgers Theatre

  • First Preview: December 17, 2011
  • Opening Date: January 12, 2012
  • Closing Date: September 23, 2012
  • Previews: 28
  • Performances: 293

Lyrics: Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward

Music: George Gershwin

Libretto: DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward

Synopsis

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward's operatic adaptation of Heyward's play Porgy follows the lives of the inhabitants of Catfish Row, an African-American section of Charleston, South Carolina, including the crippled Porgy, his beloved Bess, who is under the thrall of the dangerous Crown, and the sinewy drug dealer Sportin' Life.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

George Gershwin George Gershwin Music
  DuBose Heyward Libretto
  DuBose Heyward Lyrics
  Dorothy Heyward Libretto
  Dorothy Heyward Lyrics
Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin Lyrics
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Videos (16)

 

Awards


Astaire Awards

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show Ronald K. Brown Winner
2012 Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show Lisa Nicole Wilkerson Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Norm Lewis Nominee
2012 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Audra McDonald Winner
2012 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Phillip Boykin Nominee
2012 Outstanding Revival of a Musical   Nominee
2012 Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical Acme Sound Partners Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Distinguished Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Norm Lewis Nominee
2012 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Audra McDonald Winner
2012 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Phillip Boykin Nominee
2012 Outstanding Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Theatre World Award Phillip Boykin Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Actor in a Musical Norm Lewis Nominee
2012 Actress in a Musical Audra McDonald Winner
2012 Costume Design of a Musical ESosa Nominee
2012 Direction of a Musical Diane Paulus Nominee
2012 Featured Actor in a Musical Phillip Boykin Nominee
2012 Featured Actor in a Musical David Alan Grier Nominee
2012 Lighting Design of a Musical Christopher Akerlind Nominee
2012 Orchestrations William David Brohn
Christopher Jahnke
Nominee
2012 Revival of a Musical   Winner
2012 Sound Design of a Musical Acme Sound Partners Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Sep. 23, 2012 17 $891,566
$1,318,600
$97,324 $96.06
$225.00
9281
1335
8
0
86.90% 3.88%
Sep. 16, 2012 16 $794,242
$1,318,600
$183,345 $89.57
$225.00
8867
1335
8
0
83.02% 17.61%
Sep. 9, 2012 15 $610,897
$1,318,600
$36,067 $87.45
$225.00
6986
1335
8
0
65.41% 4.14%
Sep. 2, 2012 14 $574,830
$1,318,600
- $87.84
$225.00
6544
1335
8
0
61.27% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,871,535
$5,274,400
  $90.23 31678
42720
32
0
74.15 %  
Cumulative
  $26,381,453
$52,854,440
  $90.00
$225.00
293984
429221
293
28
68.49 %  
 
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