LIVE VIDEO: WCSH NEWS CENTER 6 at 5:30    Watch
 

How long did the original Broadway run of "Porgy and Bess" last?

7:34 AM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
  • FILED UNDER

c. 4 months

The show made its Broadway debut on Oct. 10, 1935.

It was revolutionary for its time by featuring an all African- American cast.  Although regarded as a classic now, it wasn't a hit at first.  It ran from October to January for a total of 124 performances.

The critics remained lukewarm to it until a revival in 1976.  The new production restored several songs that were cut after an early test performance.  Since then, its reputation has only continued to grow.

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS CENTER

Most Watched Videos