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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
Cast
Roger Aeford Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ruthetta Anderson Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Catherine Ayers Lily
Strawberry Woman
Richard Bowler Detective
Charles Coleman Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Warren Coleman Crown
Charles Colman Nelson
Don Darcy Coroner
Henry Davis Robbins
Harold Desverney Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
John Diggs Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Todd Duncan Porgy
Virginia Girvin Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Gladys Goode Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Leslie Gray Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Georgette Harvey Maria
Louisa Howard Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Alma Hubbard Serena
Harriet Jackson Clara
Kenneth Konopka Policeman
Jerry Laws Mingo
The Undertaker
Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Avon Long Sportin' Life
Assota Marshall Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Edward Matthews Jake
Sadie McGill Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Coral McMahan Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Coyal McMahon Undertaker
Etta Moten Bess
William O'Neal Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
George Randol Peter
The Honey Man
Douglas Rice Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Patricia Rice Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Eulabel Riley Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Annabelle Ross Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Velda Shelton Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Zelda Shelton Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
William C. Smith Jim
Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Kenneth Tucker Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Robert Tucker Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Thomas Tucker Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Edward Lee Tyler Crab Man
Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Eloise Uggams Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
Charles Welch Frazier
Musa Williams Annie
Chorus
The Eva Jessye Choir
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
ACT 1Sung By
Summertime Clara
A Woman Is a Sometime Thing Jim, Jake, Sportin' Life and Ensemble
They Pass By Singing Porgy
Crap Game Fugue Porgy, Sportin' Life, Crown and Men
Gone, Gone, Gone Ensemble
Overflow Ensemble
My Man's Gone Now Serena and Ensemble
Leavin' fo' de Promis' Lan Bess and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
It Takes a Long Pull Jim, Jake and Ensemble
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' Porgy
Woman to Lady Porgy, Bess, Frazier and Ensemble
Bess, You Is My Woman Now Porgy and Bess
Oh I Can't Sit Down Ensemble
It Ain't Necessarily So Sportin' Life and Ensemble
What You Want With Bess? Crown and Bess
Time and Time Again Serena and Ensemble
Street Cries Strawberry Woman and Crab Man
I Loves You, Porgy Porgy and Bess
Oh de Lawd Shake de Heaven Ensemble
A Red Headed Woman Crown and Ensemble
Oh, Doctor Jesus Principals and Ensemble
ACT 3Sung By
Clara, Don't You Be Downhearted Ensemble
There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York Sportin' Life and Bess
Where's My Bess? Porgy
I'm On My Way Porgy and Ensemble