Court Theatre extends run of 'Porgy and Bess'

May 23, 2011 (CHICAGO)

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RELEASE - The Court Theatre announced new performance dates for its production of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with Artistic Consultant Ron OJ Parson and Music Direction by Doug Peck.

The production has added 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening performances beginning June 21, 2011 and is now extended through Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Court Theatre, 5355 S Ellis Avenue. Tickets for the two-week extension are now on sale through the box office, or 773-753-4472.

Executive Director Stephen Albert says, "Porgy and Bess at Court Theatre, directed by Charles Newell, has created tremendous excitement and anticipation among our audience. Already the performances in May have sold out and early June is also moving fast. We are pleased to be able to add two more weeks to the run to meet popular demand and allow a large audience the opportunity to join us.

Regular run: May 22 - June 19, 2011
Extension is through July 3, 2011

Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, 8 p.m.
Saturdays, 3 and 8 p.m.
Sundays, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Extension Schedule:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, 8 p.m.
Saturdays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
$45-$65 regular run
$50-$70 extension run

The box office is located at 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago; 773-753-4472 or online or

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