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Porgy and Bess   

44th Street Theatre, (9/13/1943 - 10/02/1943)
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Opening Date: Sep 13, 1943    
Closing Date: Oct 02, 1943 Total Performances: 24

Category: Musical, Opera, Revival, Broadway
Description: An American folk opera in three acts
Setting: Charleston, South Carolina. The early 1930s. Catfish Row and Kittiwah Island.

Production Staff
Produced by Cheryl Crawford; Produced in association with John J. Wildberg
Musical Director: Eva Jessye
Staged by Robert Ross
Scenic Design by Herbert Andrews; Costume Design by Paul Du Pont
Roger AefordChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ruthetta AndersonChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Catherine AyersLily
Strawberry Woman
Richard BowlerDetective
Charles ColemanChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Warren ColemanCrown
Charles ColmanNelson
Don DarcyCoroner
Henry DavisRobbins
Harold DesverneyChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
John DiggsChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Todd DuncanPorgy
Virginia GirvinChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Gladys GoodeChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Leslie GrayChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Georgette HarveyMaria
Louisa HowardChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Alma HubbardSerena
Harriet JacksonClara
Kenneth KonopkaPoliceman
Jerry LawsMingo
The Undertaker
The Eva Jessye Choir
Avon LongSportin' Life
Assota MarshallChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Edward MatthewsJake
Sadie McGillChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Coral McMahanChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Coyal McMahonUndertaker
Etta MotenBess
William O'NealChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
George RandolPeter
The Honey Man
Douglas RiceChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Patricia RiceChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Eulabel RileyChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Annabelle RossChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Velda SheltonChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Zelda SheltonChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
William C. SmithJim
The Eva Jessye Choir
Kenneth TuckerChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Robert TuckerChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Thomas TuckerChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Edward Lee TylerCrab Man
The Eva Jessye Choir
Eloise UggamsChorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Charles WelchFrazier
Musa WilliamsAnnie
The Eva Jessye Choir
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
ACT 1 Sung By
A Woman Is a Sometime ThingJim, Jake, Sportin' Life and Ensemble
They Pass By SingingPorgy
Crap Game FuguePorgy, Sportin' Life, Crown and Men
Gone, Gone, GoneEnsemble
My Man's Gone NowSerena and Ensemble
Leavin' fo' de Promis' LanBess and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
It Takes a Long PullJim, Jake and Ensemble
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'Porgy
Woman to LadyPorgy, Bess, Frazier and Ensemble
Bess, You Is My Woman NowPorgy and Bess
Oh I Can't Sit DownEnsemble
It Ain't Necessarily SoSportin' Life and Ensemble
What You Want With Bess?Crown and Bess
Time and Time AgainSerena and Ensemble
Street CriesStrawberry Woman and Crab Man
I Loves You, PorgyPorgy and Bess
Oh de Lawd Shake de HeavenEnsemble
A Red Headed WomanCrown and Ensemble
Oh, Doctor JesusPrincipals and Ensemble
ACT 3 Sung By
Clara, Don't You Be DownheartedEnsemble
There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New YorkSportin' Life and Bess
Where's My Bess?Porgy
I'm On My WayPorgy and Ensemble