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Porgy and Bess   

 
City Center , (2/07/1944 - 4/08/1944)
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Opening Date:Feb 07, 1944   
Closing Date:Apr 08, 1944 Total Performances:64

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 and John J. Wildberg
Book by Dorothy Heyward and DuBose Heyward; Choral Music Director: Eva Jessye; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin; Book adapted by DuBose Heyward and George Gershwin; Music by George Gershwin
Staged by Robert Ross
Costume Design by Paul Du Pont; Scenic Design by Herbert Andrews
Cast
Roger Alford The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Ruthetta Anderson Child
Catherine Ayres Lily
Strawberry Woman
Olive Ball The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Richard Bowler Detective
Frances Brock The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Warren Coleman Crown
Charles Colman Nelson
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Don Darcy Coroner
Henry Davis Robbins
Harold Desverney The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
John Diggs The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
William Franklin Porgy
Gladys Goode The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Leslie Gray Crab Man
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Georgette Harvey Maria
Louisa Howard The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Alma Hubbard Serena
Harriet Jackson Clara
Kenneth Konopka Policeman
Jerry Laws Mingo
The Undertaker
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Avon Long Sportin' Life
Assota Marshall The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Edward Matthews Jake
Sadie McGill The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Coyal McMahon Undertaker
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Etta Moten Bess
William O'Neal The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
George Randol Peter
The Honey Man
Douglas Rice Child
Patricia Rice Child
Eulabel Riley The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Annabelle Ross The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Zelda Shelton The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
William C. Smith Jim
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Kenneth Tucker Child
Robert Tucker Child
Thomas Tucker Child
Eloise Uggams The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Charles Welch Frazier
Musa Williams Annie
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble