One of the most beloved Broadway musicals that tells one of theater’s most beautiful and moving love stories is coming to Philadelphia as the post-Valentine offering of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Broadway Season 2013/14. Opening on February 18, 2014, Porgy and Bess has a weeklong run at the Academy of Music until February 23, 2014.
Heralded by Time Magazine as a “don’t miss” theatrical event, Porgy and Bess gives new life to the unforgettable love story of the courageous Porgy and the lovely Bess after more than 35 years. With its creative team led by Diane Paulus, Porgy and Bess takes its audience to Charleston’s fabled and iconic Catfish Row to meet the unforgettable characters of this masterpiece from Ira and George Gershwin.
Porgy and Bess plays at the Academy of Music on February 18 to 20 (Tuesday to Thursday) at 7:30 PM, on February 21 (Friday) at 8 PM, on February 22 (Saturday) at 2 PM and 8 PM, and on February 23 (Sunday) at 1 PM and 6:30 PM.