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Richard Rodgers Theatre , (1/12/2012 - 9/23/2012)
First Preview:Dec 17, 2011 Total Previews:28
Opening Date:Jan 12, 2012   
Closing Date:Sep 23, 2012 Total Performances:293

Category: Musical, Opera, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Late 1930s. Catfish Row, Charleston, South Carolina.


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Howard Kagan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Brunish Trinchero/Lucio Simons TBC, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Terry Schnuck, Freitag Productions/Koenigsberg Filerman, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Ken Mahoney, Judith Resnick, Tulchin/Bartner/ATG, Paper Boy Productions, Christopher Hart, Alden Badway, Broadway Across America, Irene Gandy and Will Trice; Associate Producer: Ronald Frankel, James Fuld, Jr., Allan S. Gordon, INFINITY Stages, Shorenstein Hays Nederlander, David & Barbara Stoller, Michael & Jean Strunsky and Theresa Wozunk; Assistant Producer: Michael Crea
Originally produced by The American Repertory Theatre
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin; Book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray; 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
Scenic Design by Riccardo Hernandez; Costume Design by ESosa; Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Wig Design by J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene; Hair Design by J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene; Make-Up Design by J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene; 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
Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos; Associate Conductor: Paul Masse; Concert Master: Belinda Whitney; Woodwinds: Katherine Fink, Lynne Cohen, Steve Kenyon, Jonathan Levine and Jill M. Collura; Trumpets: Nick Marchione and Dan Urness; Trombone: Keith O'Quinn; Bass Trombone/Tuba: Jennifer Wharton; French Horns: R.J. Kelley and Eric Davis; Violins: Orlando Wells, Karl Kawahara and Philip Payton; Violas: Crystal Garner and Liuh-Wen Ting; Cellos: Sarah J. Seiver and Summer Boggess; Bass: Bill Ellison; Drums/Percussion: Charles Descarfino; Piano/Celeste: Paul Masse; Music Preparation: Larry Abel
Dance Captain: Lisa Nicole Wilkerson; Fight direction by J. Steven White; Dialect Coach: Denise L. Woods; Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Alana Karpoff; Casting: Telsey + Company; Advertising: Serino/Coyne; Website Design/Online Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Interactive Marketing Service: Broadway's Best Shows; Photographer: Michael Lutch
Cast
David Alan Grier Sporting Life
Norm Lewis Porgy
Audra McDonald Bess
Allison Blackwell A Woman of Catfish Row
Phillip Boykin Crown
Roosevelt André Credit A Fisherman
Nikki Renée Daniels Clara
Trevon Davis A Fisherman
Joseph Dellger Policeman (Dec 17, 2011 - Sep 16, 2012)
Wilkie Ferguson A Fisherman
Joshua Henry Jake
Heather Hill A Woman of Catfish Row
Christopher Innvar (Dec 17, 2011 - Sep 16, 2012)
Andrea Jones-Sojola Strawberry Woman
Alicia Hall Moran A Woman of Catfish Row
Cedric Neal The Crab Man
Bryonha Marie Parham Serena
Phumzile Sojola Peter
The Honey Man
Nathaniel Stampley Robbins
J.D. Webster Mingo
The Undertaker
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson A Woman of Catfish Row
NaTasha Yvette Williams Mariah
Swings: Sumayya Ali, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Gavin Gregory, David Hughey and Julius Thomas III
Understudies: Sumayya Ali (Bess, Clara, Serena, Strawberry Woman), Allison Blackwell (Mariah), Trevon Davis (Jake), Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson (Robbins, The Crab Man), Carmen Ruby Floyd (Mariah), Gavin Gregory (Crown, Sporting Life), Heather Hill (Strawberry Woman), David Hughey (A Fisherman, Jake, Robbins, Sporting Life), Andrea Jones-Sojola (Clara, Serena), Alicia Hall Moran (Bess), Phumzile Sojola (Robbins), Nathaniel Stampley (Crown, Porgy) and Julius Thomas III (A Fisherman, Mingo, Peter, The Crab Man)
Tony Award®
winner 2012 Best Revival of a Musical [winner]
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Howard Kagan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Brunish Trinchero/Lucio Simons TBC, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Terry Schnuck, Freitag Productions/Koenigsberg Filerman, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Ken Mahoney, Judith Resnick, Tulchin/Bartner/ATG, Paper Boy Productions, Christopher Hart, Alden Badway, Broadway Across America, Irene Gandy and Will Trice; Originally produced by The American Repertory Theatre
 2012 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee]
Norm Lewis
winner 2012 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [winner]
Audra McDonald
 2012 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee]
Phillip Boykin
 2012 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee]
David Alan Grier
 2012 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Diane Paulus
 2012 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
William David Brohn
 2012 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
Christopher Jahnke
 2012 Best Costume Design of a Musical [nominee]
Costume Design by ESosa
 2012 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [nominee]
Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind
 2012 Best Sound Design of a Musical [nominee]
Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners
Theatre World
nominee 2012 Award [recipient]
Phillip Boykin
Drama Desk Award
 2012 Outstanding Revival of a Musical [nominee]
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Howard Kagan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Brunish Trinchero/Lucio Simons TBC, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Terry Schnuck, Freitag Productions/Koenigsberg Filerman, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Ken Mahoney, Judith Resnick, Tulchin/Bartner/ATG, Paper Boy Productions, Alden Badway, Broadway Across America, Irene Gandy and Will Trice
 2012 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Norm Lewis
winner 2012 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Audra McDonald
 2012 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Phillip Boykin
winner 2012 Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical [winner]
Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners

ACT 1Sung 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 2Sung 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 (The Honey Man) 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