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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 AlfordThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Ruthetta AndersonChild
Catherine AyresLily
Strawberry Woman
Olive BallThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Richard BowlerDetective
Frances BrockThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Warren ColemanCrown
Charles ColmanNelson
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Don DarcyCoroner
Henry DavisRobbins
Harold DesverneyThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
John DiggsThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
William FranklinPorgy
Gladys GoodeThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Leslie GrayCrab Man
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Georgette HarveyMaria
Louisa HowardThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Alma HubbardSerena
Harriet JacksonClara
Kenneth KonopkaPoliceman
Jerry LawsMingo
The Undertaker
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Avon LongSportin' Life
Assota MarshallThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Edward MatthewsJake
Sadie McGillThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Coyal McMahonUndertaker
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Etta MotenBess
William O'NealThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
George RandolPeter
The Honey Man
Douglas RiceChild
Patricia RiceChild
Eulabel RileyThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Annabelle RossThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Zelda SheltonThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
William C. SmithJim
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Kenneth TuckerChild
Robert TuckerChild
Thomas TuckerChild
Eloise UggamsThe Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble
Charles WelchFrazier
Musa WilliamsAnnie
The Eva Jessye Choir
Ensemble