Porgy and Bess

Original Broadway Production (1935)

Production Info

Opening October 10, 1935
Closing: January 25, 1936
Length of Run: 124 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director

Cast

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Mingo
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Clara
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Sportin' Life
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Jake
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Maria
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Annie
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Lily
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Serena
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Robbins
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Jim

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Summer Time .... Clara
  • A Woman is a Sometime Thing .... Jake & Ensemble
  • They Pass by Singing .... Porgy
  • Gone, Gone, Gone! .... Ensemble
  • Overflow .... Ensemble
  • My Man's Gone Now .... Serena
  • Leavin' fo' de Promis' Lan' .... Bess & Ensemble

Act Two

  • It Takes a Long Pull to Get There .... Jake & Fisherman
  • I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' .... Porgy
  • Woman to Lady .... Porgy, Bess, Frazier & Ensemble
  • Bess, You is My Woman Now .... Porgy & Bess
  • Oh, I Can't Sit Down .... Charleston Orphans' Band
  • It Ain't Necessarily So .... Sportin' Life & Ensemble
  • What You Want With Bess? .... Crown & Bess
  • Time and Time Again .... Serena & Ensemble
  • Strawberry Woman
  • Crab Man
  • I Loves You, Porgy .... Porgy & Bess
  • Oh, de Lawd Shake de Heaven .... Ensemble
  • A Red Headed Woman .... Crown & Ensemble
  • Oh, Doctor Jesus .... Company

Act Three

  • Clara, Don't You Be Downhearted .... Ensemble
  • There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York .... Sportin' Life & Bess
  • Where's My Bess? .... Porgy, Serena & Lily
  • I'm On My Way .... Porgy

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Trivia & History

The chorus is credited as the Eva Jessye Choir.

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Production Info

Opening October 10, 1935
Closing: January 25, 1936
Length of Run: 124 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

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