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Based on the DuBose Heyward novel Porgy and Bess
tells the moving story of the cripple Porgy and the residents of Charleston's famed Catfish Row. Recognized as an American masterpiece, the story entwines pride, prejudice, pathos and passion through a jazz and blues influenced score. Porgy and Bess
introduced classic Gershwin songs like Summertime, I Got Plenty of Nuttin'
and It Ain't Necessarily So
, as well as magnificent and enthralling choruses that stunned music and drama critics alike at its premiere in 1935.Performers Clarke Peters (Porgy), Nicola Hughes (Bess), Cornell John (Crown), Dawn Hope (Serena), O-T Fagbenle (Sportin' Life), Melanie Marshall (Maria), Lorraine Velez, Edward Baruwa, Des Coleman, Sam Douglas, Harry Ditson, Maurey Richards, Wendy Mae Brown, Julian Cannonier, Ian Carlyle, Cavin Cornwall, Ruby King, Hannah Levane, Yolanda Grant-Thompson, Anton Stephans, Ewart James Walters, Josie Benson, Phillip Browne, Glenn Conroy, Chris Copeland, Lewis Davies, Nolan Frederick, Paul Isles, Holly James, Leroy Ricardo Jones, Stephen Lester, A.J. Lewis, George Daniel Long, Sandra Marvin, Nathaniel Morrison, Terel Nugent, Ngo Omene-Ngofa, Lisa Davina Phillip, Emi Wokoma.
Author Dubose Heyward. Music Gershwin. Producer Richard Frankel. Producer Tom Viertel. Producer Steven Baruch. Producer Marc Routh. Producer Howard Panter (for Ambassador Theatre Group and Tulbart Productions). Adapted by Trevor Nun. Adapted by Gareth Valentine (music). Director Trevor Nunn. Design John Gunter. Choreographer Jason Pennycooke. Lighting David Hersey. Costume Sue Blane. Sound Paul Groothuis. Music Don Sebesky (orchestrations). Musical Director David White.
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