Opening Date

Nov 12, 2013

Closing Date

Jul 20, 2014

MusicalOperaRevivalNational Tour


The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
Catfish Row and Kittiwah island, Charleston, South Carolina. Late 1930s.

First performed on August 17, 2011 at The American Repertory Theatre
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin; Book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks; Musical Score Adapted by Diedre Murray; Musical Director: Dale Rieling; 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; Associate Choreographer: Arcell Cabuag
Scenic Design by Riccardo Hernández; Costume Design by ESosa; Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners; Hair and Wig Design by J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene; Makeup Design by J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene; Associate Scenic Design: Stephen A. Davan; Associate Costume Design: Ashley Farra; Associate Lighting Design: Anthony Pearson; Associate Sound Design: Jason Crystal; Lighting Programmer: Justin Freeman
General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Erik Birkeland; Assistant Co. Mgr: Jose Solivan
Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: John M. Atherlay; Stage Manager: Sharika Niles and William Gilinsky
Conducted by Dale Rieling; Musical Supervisor: Constantine Kitsopoulos; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Associate Conductor: Chip Prince; Piano: Chip Prince; Drums: Mark O'Kain; Synthesizer Programmer: Karl Mansfield
Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Tour Booking Agent: The Booking Group; Dance Captain: Nicole Adell Johnson; Casting: Telsey + Company and Justin Huff, C.S.A.; Marketing Direction: Type A Marketing; Dialect Coach: Dawn-Elin Fraser; Advertising: The Marketing Division; Social Media Outreach: Broadway's Best Shows; Photographer: Michael J. Lutch
Dedicated to the memory of Associate Costume Designer Ashley Farra (who followed her dreams and dedicated her passions to the art of theatre)
Sporting Life
A Woman of Catfish Row
A Woman of Catfish Row
The Crab Man
A Fisherman
A Fisherman
A Woman of Catfish Row
Strawberry Woman
The Undertaker
The Honey Man
A Woman of Catfish Row
Understudies: Sumayya Ali (Bess), Vanjah Boikai (Jake), Adrianna M. Cleveland (Clara), Cicily Daniels (Mariah), Dwelvan David (Crown), Nkrumah Gatling (Jake), William Gilinsky (Policeman), James Earl Jones II (Porgy), Quentin Oliver Lee (Porgy, Crown), Cheryse Mcleod Lewis (Bess), Kent Overshown (Porgy), Chauncey Packer (Sporting Life), Lindsay Roberts (Clara), Fred Rose (Detective) and Soara-Joye Ross (Bess, Serena)
Understudies: Adrianna M. Cleveland (Serena), Kent Overshown (Sporting Life) and Soara-Joye Ross (Mariah)
Act 1
Sung By
Clara and Jake
A Woman is a Sometime Thing
Jake and Ensemble
Crap Game
Gone, Gone, Gone
My Man's Gone Now
Leaving for the Promised Land
Bess and Ensemble
It Takes a Long Pull
Jake and the Fishermen
I Got Plenty of Nothing
I Hates Your Strutting Style
Bess, You is My Woman Now
Porgy and Bess
Oh, I Can't Sit Down
Act 2
Sung By
It Ain't Necessarily So
Sporting Life and Ensemble
What You Want with Bess?
Bess and Crown
It Takes a Long Pull (Reprise)
Jake and the Fishermen
Oh, Doctor Jesus
Serena and Ensemble
Street Cries
Strawberry Woman, Honey Man and The Crab Man
I Loves You, Porgy
Bess and Porgy
Oh, the Lord Shake the Heaven
A Red Headed Woman
Crown and Ensemble
Clara, Don't You be Downhearted
There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon
Sporting Life
Where's My Bess?
Porgy, Mariah and Serena
I'm On My Way
Porgy and Ensemble
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