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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 1 Sung 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 2 Sung 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 3 Sung 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
   
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