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Shea's presents The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess  
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 07:30pm - 10:00pm

THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will premiere at SHEA’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER MARCH 11-16, 2014 for eight performances as part of the 2013-14 M & T Bank Broadway Series, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino.


THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS by GEORGE GERSHWIN, DUBOSE and DOROTHY HEYWARD, and IRA GERSHWIN, features one of Broadway’s most accomplished creative teams, led by 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). The creative team also includes choreographer RONALD K. BROWN, set designer RICCARDO HERNANDEZ, costume designer ESOSA, lighting designer CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND, sound designer ACME SOUND PARTNERS, music supervisor CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOUS, and music director/conductor DALE RIELING. 


Based on DuBose Heyward's novel “Porgy” and the play of the same name, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward, the Broadway revival of THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS is a stunning and stirring new staging with a magnificent 23-piece orchestra, including such legendary songs as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.” The classic 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 courageous Porgy. Threatened by her formidable former lover Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker Sporting Life, Porgy and Bess’ relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater’s most exhilarating love stories.


Location Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14202
Contact  For tickets (32.50-67.50) Call 1-800-745-3000, go to
Visit the Shea’s Ticket Office, 650 Main Street, Buffalo. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 716-829-1154. Performances are Tues. – Thurs. at 7:30 p.m., Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., and Sun. at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.