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

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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.







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