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Porgy and Bess   

Majestic Theatre , (1/22/1942 - 9/26/1942)
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Opening Date:Jan 22, 1942   
Closing Date:Sep 26, 1942 Total Performances:286

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
Theatre Operated by the Magoro Operating Corporation
Produced by Cheryl Crawford; Associate Producer: John J. Wildberg
Music by George Gershwin; Libretto by DuBose Heyward; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin; Founded on the play "Porgy" by DuBose Heyward and Dorothy Heyward
Directed by Robert Ross
Scenic Design by Herbert Andrews; Costume Design by Paul Du Pont
General Manager: Charles Stewart; Company Manager: Clarence Jacobson
Stage Manager: Al West; Assistant Stage Mgr: Paul Du Pont and Robert Williams
Conducted by Alexander Smallens; Choral Director: Eva Jessye; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Charles Kunen
Press Representative: Jean Dalrymple
Catherine Ayers Annie
William Bowers Nelson
Anne Brown Bess
Jack Carr Jim
Osbert Chevers Child
Warren Coleman Crown
Henry Davis Robbins
Helen Dowdy Lily
Strawberry Woman
Paul Du Pont 2nd Policeman
Todd Duncan Porgy
Robert Ecton Peter
The Honey Man
Ruby Elzy Serena
John Garth Undertaker
Georgette Harvey Maria
Harriet Jackson Clara
Jacqueline Jennings Child
The Eva Jessye Choir (Eva Jessye, Choral Conductor) Ensemble
J. Rosamond Johnson Frazier
Naida King Child
Rosalie King Child
Avon Long Sportin' Life
Edward Matthews Jake
Harvey McGill Child
Gibbs Penrose Detective
William Richardson 1st Policeman
Robert Tucker Child
Jimmy Waters Mingo
The Undertaker
Al West Coroner
Granville Williams Child
Lorraine Williams Child
William Woolfolk Crab Man
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
ACT 1Sung 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 2Sung 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 3Sung 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