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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