The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Theatre
Richard Rodgers Theatre (New York, NY)
226 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
Price
$74.75 - $144.75
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Production Information


Previews:

December 17, 2011

Opening:

January 12, 2012

Closing:September 23, 2012
Theatres: Richard Rodgers Theatre (New York, NY)
12/17/2011 - 9/23/2012

Production Type:Revival
Production Status: Closed
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Broadway
 

 


Other Productions of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess


2014   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1935   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1938   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1942   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1943   Los Angeles LACLO Production
Los Angeles
1943   Broadway
Broadway
1944   Broadway
Broadway
1952   International Tour
1952   West End London Revival
West End
1953   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1961   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
Off-Broadway
1962   New York Unknown
New York
1964   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
Off-Broadway
1965   New York Unknown
New York
1976   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1983   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1985   New York Metropolitan Opera Revival
New York
1986   New York Metropolitan Opera Revival
New York
1986   Regional (UK) UK Revival
Regional (UK)
1987   US Tour Touring Revival
US Tour
1989   New York Metropolitan Opera Revival
New York
2000   Broadway New York City Opera Production
Broadway
2006   West End London Revival
West End
2012   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway

 


Audio Recordings


1935  Original Cast Rehearsal
1935  Studio Cast
1938  Studio Cast
1940  Original Cast Members
1942  Studio Cast
1950s (i)  Studio Cast
1950s (ii)  Studio Cast
1950  Studio Cast
1951  Studio Cast
1952  International Tour Cast Members
1953  Studio Cast
1957 (i)  Studio Cast
1957 (ii)  Studio Cast
1957  Jazz Cover
1958  Jazz Cover
1959  Film Soundtrack
1959 (i)  Studio Cast
1959 (ii)  Studio Cast
1959 (iii)  Studio Cast
1959 (iv)  Studio Cast
1960  Studio Cast
1963  Studio Cast
1965  Studio Cast
1972  Excerpts
1976  Broadway Revival Cast
1976  Studio Cast
1980  Studio Cast
1984  Studio Cast
1988  English Revival Cast
2006  Concert Cast
unknown (i)  Jazz Cover
unknown (i)  Studio Cast
unknown (ii)  Jazz Cover
unknown (ii)  Studio Cast
unknown (iii)  Studio Cast
unknown (iv)  Studio Cast
unknown  Instrumental

Radio Productions

1985 Radio Cast
1986 Radio Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical

Score Overview


The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

Summer Time
a.k.a. Summertime
Seems like these bones don't give me nothin' but box-cars tonight...
A man's got a right to play...
A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
Here come de honey man...
Hello, Peter...
They Pass by Singing
Crap Game Fugue
a.k.a. Here comes Big Boy...
That damn whiskey jus' as weak as water...
Box-cars again...
Yo' mammy's gone and yo' daddy's happy...
Give me a pinch of happy dust, Sportin' Life...
Huh, seven!...
Oh, little stars...
Oh, stop them! Don' let them fight!...
Can't anybody make Crown stop?...
Jesus, he's killed him...
Gone, Gone, Gone!
a.k.a. Where is brudder Robbins?...
Overflow
a.k.a. Come on, sister, come on, brudder...
Um! A saucer burying set-up, I see...
You're a damn liar...
My Man's Gone Now
How de saucer stan' now my sister...
Leavin' fo' de Promis' Lan'
a.k.a. Headin' for the Promis' Lan'
a.k.a. Oh, the train is at the station...
It Takes a Long Pull to Get There
a.k.a. Oh, I'm a goin' out to de Blackfish banks...
Mus' be you mens forgot about de picnic...
I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
Woman to Lady
a.k.a. Mornin', Lawyer...
Dey's a Bukra comin'...
'Lo Bess, goin' to picnic?...
Bess, You Is My Woman Now
a.k.a. Bess, You Is My Woman
Oh, I Can't Sit Down
What's de matter wid you, sister?...
It Ain't Necessarily So
Dance [i]
Here there! Hold yo' holt. I'se a comin'...
Crown, I got something to tell you...
What You Want With Bess?
a.k.a. What You Want wid Bess
Lemme go, hear dat boat, it's goin' without me!...
Honey, dat's all de breakfast I got time for...
Well, if it ain't ole Peter!...
Time and Time Again
a.k.a. Oh, Doctor Jesus [i]
Strawberry Woman
Crab Man
Now de time, oh Gawd. Now de time...
I Loves You, Porgy
a.k.a. I Loves You Porgy
Why you been out on that wharf so long, Clara?...
Oh, de Lawd Shake de Heaven
Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do'...
You is a nice parcel of Christians...
Here, cut dat out! Stop it!...
Ha ha ha ha ha ha, dat's right, drown 'em out...
A Red Headed Woman
Jake's boat in de river upside down...
Oh, Doctor Jesus [ii]
a.k.a. The Six Prayers [i]
Clara, Don't You Be Downhearted
You low-lived skunk, ain' you got no shame...
Wait for us at the corner, Al...
We swear to dat, Boss...
Of course, you're the goat man...
I can't look at Crown's face...
Oh Gawd! They goin' make him look on Crown's face...
There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York
Occupational Humoresque
Good mornin', sistuh! Good mornin', brudder!...
Sure to go to Heaven...
How are you dis mornin'?...
It's Porgy comin' home...
Jus' you wait till dat gal see me...
Here, hol' on, let me see dat chile...
Where's My Bess?
a.k.a. Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
Where Bess gone?...
Where you goin', Porgy?...
I'm on My Way
a.k.a. Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way

Cut prior to opening

Jasbo Brown
Roll dem bones...
If you hadn't been drinkin' you wouldn't talk to me that way...
He got better sense than to listen to that nonsense...
He sure loves his liquor...
That gal ain't need to worry 'bout no man marryin' her...
I shoots like that...
Frien' an' dice an' happy dust ain' meant to 'sociate
Nobody's gettin' away wid Crown's money...
That's easy, I thought as much...
Listen there, what I tells you...
I hates yo' struttin' style...
a.k.a. I Hate Your Struttin' Style
Good mornin' Mister Archdale...
Look out, dat's a buzzard!
Buzzard Song
I Ain't Got No Shame
Dance [ii]
Shame on all you sinners...
I can't stay, Crown, or de boat'll go without me...
Take yo' hands off me, I say...
Honey Man
You ain't got nuttin' to be afraid of...
Hurricane bell! Lawd chile, dere ain't goin' be no hurricane...
Oh, Hev'nly Father
a.k.a. Oh, Doctor Jesus [iii]
a.k.a. The Six Prayers [ii]
Oh, de sun goin' rise in de wes'...
Hear dat? Gawd's laughin' at you!...
Dem dat is in such a hurry to meet de judgement...
Yes boss, we swear to that...
Was Crown killed here, yes or no?...
I got to an' look, look at Crown's face...
Here, boy, look what I brought for you...
Why, hello, if dere ain't Serena...
Bess is gone. An' Serena take dis chile...
You better stay wid yo' frien', Porgy...

Unused

Lonely Boy

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