Porgy and Bess

Broadway Revival (1942)

Production Info

Closing: September 26, 1942
Length of Run: 286 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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Maria
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Lily
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Annie
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Clara
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Jake
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Sportin' Life
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Mingo
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Robbins
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Serena
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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
  • Roll Them Bones .... Porgy, Sportin' Life, Crown & Ensemble
  • 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
  • I'm On My Way .... Porgy

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Trivia & History

Cheryl Crawford was producing theatre in Maplewood, NJ. As the closing of the season at the theatre in NJ, she produced Porgy & Bess. For this production, the cast and chorus were reduced by half, the orchestra was cut down from 44 pieces to 27 and some of the recitative was deleted and replaced by spoken dialogue. Lee Shubert saw the production and arranged for Crawford to bring it to Broadway.

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Production Info

Closing: September 26, 1942
Length of Run: 286 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

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