The much-hyped reimagining of Porgy and Bess (sorry, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) opening at the Richard Rodgers will now be a 26-week limited engagement. Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier are still set to star. The production starts previews 12/17/11, officially opens 1/12/12 and plays until 6/24/12. Wonder if this driven by star availability or concern over ticket sales?
I’m seeing it two days after opening, on Jan. 14.