Broadway's 'Porgy and Bess' sets show's final date

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Jeffrey Richards Associates, Audra McDonald, left, and Norm Lewis perform in a scene from "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York. Producers of the Broadway show, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, announced Wednesday, July 18, 2012 that the production will have its final performance on Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Michael J. Lutch, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway's Tony Award-winning revival of "Porgy and Bess" will close on Sept. 23, making it the longest-running production of the Gershwin show to ever play on Broadway.

Producers said Wednesday they must make room for another production slated for the fall at the Richard Rogers Theatre. When "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" closes, it will have played 322 performances.

The reworked opera opened in January starring Audra McDonald, David Alan Grier and Norm Lewis to strong reviews and was twice extended. McDonald won a Tony playing Bess.