The Tony Award-winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess comes to West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center through Jan. 12. The musical shares the story of the residents of Catfish Row during the Great Depression with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward and lyrics by Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Credit: Michael J. Lutch

The 2013-14 season of "Kravis on Broadway" continues with the stunning Broadway rendition of the opera "Porgy and Bess" which was originally performed in 1935. 

This slimmed-down edition won a number of Tony awards while on Broadway, and deservedly so. Vocals by leads Alicia Hall Moran (Bess) and Nathaniel Stampley (Porgy) are outstanding, as are those of the other cast members.  Sets, costumes, dancing, et al, are all first-rate. 

One observation I had is that the dialogue was difficult to follow at times, and others nearby had similar thoughts.  This version of Porgy and Bess runs about 2-1/2 hours, shortened considerably from the 4 hours plus of the original.

The "Kravis on Broadway" series will continue with "War Horse" (Feb. 12-16), "Sister Act" (Mar. 4-9), "Evita" (April 8-13), and "Million Dollar Quartet" (April 29-May 4). 

Log on to Kravis.com/Broadway for more information, and order tickets ASAP, as most of these shows will sell out quickly.