MusicalOperaRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Jan 12, 2012
Closing Date
Sep 23, 2012
1st Preview
Dec 17, 2011
1st Preview
Dec 17, 2011
Previews
28
Performances
293
MusicalOperaRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Richard Rodgers Theatre
(Jan 12, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012)

Setting
Late 1930s. Catfish Row, Charleston, South Carolina.

Media
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Originally produced by The American Repertory Theatre
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward and DuBose Heyward; Adapted by Diedre Murray and Suzan-Lori Parks; Musical Director: Constantine Kitsopoulos; Music orchestrated by William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke
Directed by Diane Paulus; Choreographed by Ronald K. Brown; Associate Director: Nancy Harrington; Assistant Director: Mia Walker; Assistant Choreographer: Arcell Cabuag
Scenic Design by Riccardo Hernández; Costume Design by ESosa; Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Wig Design by Rob Greene and J. Jared Janas; Hair Design by Rob Greene and J. Jared Janas; Make-Up Design by Rob Greene and J. Jared Janas; Lighting Programmer: Warren Flynn; Associate Scenic Design: Maruti Evans; Associate Costume Design: Cathy Parrott; Associate Lighting Design: Caroline Chao; Associate Sound Design: Jason Crystal
Company Manager: Bruce Klinger; General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Assistant Co. Mgr: Caitlin Fahey
Production Manager: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Nancy Harrington; Stage Manager: Julie Baldauff; Assistant Stage Mgr: Sharika Niles
Musical Supervisor: David Loud; Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Associate Conductor: Paul Masse; Concert Master: Belinda Whitney; Woodwinds: Lynne Cohen, Jill M. Collura, Katherine Fink, Steve Kenyon and Jonathan Levine; Trumpets: Nick Marchione and Dan Urness; Trombone: Keith O'Quinn; Bass Trombone/Tuba: Jennifer Wharton; French Horns: Eric Davis and R.J. Kelley; Violins: Karl Kawahara, Philip Payton and Orlando Wells; Violas: Crystal Garner and Liuh-Wen Ting; Cellos: Summer Boggess and Sarah Seiver; Bass: Bill Ellison; Drums/Percussion: Charles Descarfino; Piano/Celeste: Paul Masse; Music Preparation: Larry Abel
Dance Captain: Lisa Nicole Wilkerson; Fight Captain: Lisa Nicole Wilkerson; Fight direction by J. Steven White; Dialect Coach: Denise L. Woods; Press Representative: Alana Karpoff and Jeffrey Richards Associates; Casting: Telsey + Company; Advertising: Serino Coyne; Website Design/Online Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Interactive Marketing Service: Broadway's Best Shows; Interactive Marketing: Andy Drachenberg and Christopher Pineda; Photographer: Michael Lutch
Sporting Life
Porgy
A Woman of Catfish Row
A Fisherman
Policeman
Dec 17, 2011 - Sep 16, 2012
A Fisherman
A Woman of Catfish Row
Detective
Dec 17, 2011 - Sep 16, 2012
Strawberry Woman
A Woman of Catfish Row
The Crab Man
Peter
The Honey Man
Mingo
The Undertaker
A Woman of Catfish Row
Understudies: Sumayya Ali (Bess, Clara, Serena, Strawberry Woman), Allison Blackwell (Mariah), Trevon Davis (Jake), Joseph Dellger , Wilkie Ferguson (The Crab Man, Robbins), Carmen Ruby Floyd (Mariah), Gavin Gregory (Sporting Life, Crown), Heather Hill (Strawberry Woman), David Hughey (Sporting Life, Jake, Robbins, A Fisherman), Andrea Jones-Sojola (Clara, Serena), Alicia Hall Moran (Bess), Phumzile Sojola (Robbins), Nathaniel Stampley (Porgy, Crown) and Julius Thomas III (The Crab Man, Mingo, Peter, A Fisherman)

Richard Rodgers Theatre (Jan 12, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012)

Cast

Policeman
Sep 18, 2012 - ?
Detective
Sep 18, 2012 - ?
Understudies: Dan Barnhill (Detective), Gavin Gregory (A Fisherman), Heather Hill (Serena), Cedric Neal (Sporting Life) and Phumzile Sojola (Porgy)
Act 1
Sung By
Summertime
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Clara and Jake
A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
Jake and Ensemble
Crap Game
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward)
Ensemble
Gone, Gone, Gone
Ensemble
My Man's Gone Now
Serena
Leaving for the Promised Land
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward)
Bess and Ensemble
It Takes a Long Pull
Jake and Ensemble
I Got Plenty of Nothing
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward)
Porgy
I Hates Your Strutting Style
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward)
Mariah
Bess, You Is My Woman Now
Porgy and Bess
Oh I Can't Sit Down
Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
It Ain't Necessarily So
Sporting Life and Ensemble
What You Want With Bess?
Bess and Crown
Oh, Doctor Jesus
Serena and Ensemble
Street Cries
Strawberry Woman, Peter and The Crab Man
I Loves You, Porgy
Bess and Porgy
Oh, The Lord Shake the Heaven
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward)
Ensemble
A Red Headed Woman
Crown and Ensemble
Clara, Don't You Be Downhearted
Ensemble
There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward)
Sporting Life
Where's My Bess?
Porgy, Mariah and Serena
I'm On My Way
Porgy and Ensemble

Tony Award®

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

2012 Nominee
Norm Lewis

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

2012 Winner
Audra McDonald
 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

 

Best Direction of a Musical

2012 Nominee
Directed by Diane Paulus
 

Best Orchestrations

2012 Nominee
Music orchestrated by William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke
 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

2012 Nominee
Costume Design by ESosa
 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

2012 Nominee
Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind
 

Best Sound Design of a Musical

2012 Nominee
Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners

Drama Desk Award

 
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

2012 Nominee
Norm Lewis

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

2012 Winner
Audra McDonald
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

2012 Nominee
Phillip Boykin

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

2012 Winner
Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners

Theatre World

Award

2012 Recipient
Phillip Boykin
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