Porgy and Bess

Opera - Revival

Uris Theatre (September 25, 1976 - December 05, 1976)
Mark Hellinger Theatre (December 07, 1976 - January 09, 1977)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 20, 1976
  • Opening Date: September 25, 1976
  • Closing Date: January 9, 1977
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 122

Lyrics: Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward

Music: George Gershwin

Libretto: DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward

Synopsis

George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward's operatic adaptation of Heyward's play Porgy follows the lives of the inhabitants of Catfish Row, an African-American section of Charleston, South Carolina, including the crippled Porgy, his beloved Bess, who is under the thrall of the dangerous Crown, and the sinewy drug dealer Sportin' Life.

 

Opening Night Cast

Donnie Ray Albert Porgy
Steven Alex-Cole Ensemble
Crab Man
John D. Anthony Ensemble
Shirley Baines Ensemble
Annie
Earl Baker Ensemble
Kenneth Barry Mr. Archdale
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Opening Night Production Credits

  DuBose Heyward Libretto
George Gershwin George Gershwin Music
  DuBose Heyward Lyrics
Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin Lyrics
Jack O'Brien Jack O'Brien Director
  Mabel Robinson Choreographer
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Esther Hinds Nominee
1977 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Clamma Dale Winner
1977 Outstanding Costume Design Nancy Potts Nominee
1977 Outstanding Director of a Musical Jack O'Brien Nominee
1977 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Larry Marshall Nominee
1977 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Delores Ivory-Davis Nominee
1977 Outstanding Lighting Design Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr. Nominee
1977 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
1977 Outstanding Set Design Robert Randolph Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Actress in a Musical Clamma Dale Nominee
1977 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Nancy Potts Nominee
1977 Direction of a Musical Jack O'Brien Nominee
1977 Featured Actor in a Musical Larry Marshall Nominee
1977 Most Innovative Production of a Revival   Winner
1977 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Robert Randolph Nominee
 
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