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Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward

Savoy Theatre


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by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
RhinoLeap welcomes back Phillip Bernard Smith. He joins the cast of DONTRELL WHO KISSED THE SEA. His previous RhinoLeap productions includes, Leaving Eden and Driving Miss Daisy. Some of his other theatre credits are The Mountaintop, Gem of The Ocean, Radio Golf, The Piano Lesson, The Royale, The Whipping Man, Once on This Island, The Meeting, The Color Purple, Porgy and Bess, Gospel at Colonus, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this June with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Liebman, Brecker, Copland Quintet, Greg Ruvolo Big Band, Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams, Frank Catalano Quartet, Danilo Perez & His Global Messengers, New London Big Band, Stacey Kent, Ron Aprea Big Band, Linda Lavin and Tuck & Patti.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 28, 2022
Another lovely early evening of pure dance bliss. Sun still shining on another ideal California spring day; the final performance in the three-part dance series by nine talented and soul-sharing dancers included Shari Washington Rhone, Justin Edmonson, Latrice Postell, Kacy Keys, Chris Smith, Tashara Gavin-Moorehead, Laura Ann Smyth, Alex Rasmussen and Bernard Brown; all a part of JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble. They performed mainly outside on the grounds surrounding the Library.​​​​​​​ This was the third and final performance of the Brand Associates Dance series that included Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Tropicaleiza and 4 weekends of workshops. Pat Taylor is a master at her craft. She created and is Artistic Director/Choreographer for the prestigious jazz dance company established in 1993. She not only chooses her music, dancers, production people, etc. to gel with her initial idea for a dance piece; she develops it with input from all the dancers as well, and creates through her emotions, her knowledge, love and history in Dance, and what she draws from each of her full-of-joy/life dancers... and they are into it! The program consists of excerpts from a new work they are now continuing to develop, after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, entitled “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” which, Pat Taylor explained, “celebrates music and reflections by renowned African-American women that are jazz artists, activists and engagers. It is a celebration of community, and a soul-stirring shout-out to living, learning and loving.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Shubert New Haven announces that Broadway’s NORM LEWIS will be the featured performer for the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8. Chita Rivera – who was originally scheduled to headline the Gala – has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform. Tickets for the Gala are available through the Shubert’s Development Department at 203-773-4339. Concert only tickets are available online at shubert.com, and at the Shubert Box Office by phone at 203.562.5666 or visiting Monday–Friday Noon–6:00pm.
by Jared Fessler - May 25, 2022
Tiffany is an Broadway and film actress, singer, dancer and arts educator with a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than two decades. In addition, she is a certified Life Coach practitioner (The Soulful Life Coach) and Executive Speech Coach (Abundant Leadership Speaking).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
LA Opera has announced the seven performers who will be joining the company this fall as new members of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program for the 2022/23 season. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
Below, you'll find details on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running June 6 through June 19. Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Frank Catalano Quartet, Danilo Perez & His Global Messengers and New London Big Band. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 51st season with the hit musical Ragtime. This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world. Featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Terrence McNally (Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Seussical The Musical), this musical is based on E. L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel of the same name. Ragtime will be presented June 1-26, 2022 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets (starting at $30) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (877)-662-8978.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022
Salon/Sanctuary Concerts will lift its voice to help Razom for Ukraine provide urgently needed humanitarian relief where it is desperately needed in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and Zaporizhzhia.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) names Dr. Naomi André as Scholar-in-Residence for the 2022 Festival Season. The residency is made possible through a Humanities Iowa Grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2022
The producers of the world premiere production of FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL have announced principal cast members and additional tour venues for the UK & Ireland Tour, setting sail from 1 September 2022 at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this July with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Jay Leonhardt and John Weber Duo, Remy LeBeouf Assembly of Shadows Orchestra and more. Birdland Theater will present Tony DeSare, Maurizio Spista Organ Trio and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022
This July, Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) will present the Iowa premiere of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess in honor of international opera star and Iowa native Simon Estes upon the announcement of his operatic farewell.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Hosted by Broadway favorite and BAC Co-founder Amber Iman, Broadway VS celebrated the legendary careers of Tony Award nominees Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry and welcomed the Broadway community to join in the celebrations both virtually and in-person at New World Stages. Check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022
PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American Popular Song, has announced the release of the new album from award-winning nightclub and concert artist JEFF HARNAR – I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim’s Words on CD and digital formats.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
Hot on the heels of Audra McDonald’s sold-out show at Town Hall over Memorial Day Weekend, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale will kick-off his Provincetown Art House & Town Hall regular summer season with his largest and most ambitious lineup to-date of music and comedy superstars for summer 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022
Broadway stars aligned at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center. Watch highlights from the nights performances!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022
Winnipeg has announced that the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical  about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Winnipeg return at the Centennial Concert Hall for a limited engagement October 25 – 30, 2022.
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022
SUZAN-LORI PARKS’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will return to Broadway this Fall in a 20th Anniversary Production, directed by Tony Award-winner KENNY LEON. Learn all about the new production!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
The internationally lauded culinary artist and singer Alexander Smalls issues Let Us Break Bread Together on Smalls House Productions, his new collaborative imprint with Outside in Music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022
This summer, New York Theatre Barn and the Fire Island Pines Arts Project will partner to create Barn on Fire, a new summer residency on Fire Island for three musical theatre writing teams and their original culture shifting musicals in development.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022
Inspired by the cultural phenomenon Verzuz, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition has announced the second year of its beloved fundraising event BROADWAY VS. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022
Critically acclaimed and widely celebrated, “Come From Away,” a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will open on June 1 in Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre for a limited engagement through June 12, 2022.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the musical event of the summer: Ragtime The Musical.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2022
Songbook Sundays, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer celebrating the American Songbook will continue at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's with ANYTHING GOES! COLE PORTER AND MORE COLE PORTER Sunday, July 17th at 5 PM and 7:30 PM at Dizzy's Club. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022
General Director Shawna Lucey has announced Opera San José’s 2022-23 Resident Company, a cohort of brilliant opera talent who will be featured in this season’s four California Theatre mainstage productions.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 8, 2022
Deborah Grace Winer returns to Dizzy's Club with the second in her new series of music programs dedicated to the composing giants of Broadway and The Great American Songbook, and she's got Christine Andreas and Cole Porter with her.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022
Currently playing a long-awaited pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto, & Juliet will transfer directly to Broadway, with previews beginning October 28, 2022 ahead of a November 17, 2022 opening at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Tickets are available now!
by Grace Cutler - Jul 31, 2022
Nichelle Nichols, famous for portraying communications officer Uhura on the original “Star Trek” series, died Saturday night in Silver City, N.M. She was 89 years old.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 30, 2022
After a successful first year in cabaret, a two-year pandemic-informed hiatus, and the heatwave of 2022, Gerrilyn Sohn returns to Don't Tell Mama for her second season and a new show.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold, BSC Associate Artist Christopher Innvar and more will star in Barrington Stage Company's new production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022
Full casting has been announced for FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS THE MUSICAL, which will embark on a UK and Ireland tour next year.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.
by Claudio Erlichman - Jul 19, 2022
West Side Story opens on July 8th at Theatro Sao Pedro. A masterpiece by Bernstein & Sondheim, direction by Charles Moeller and Brazilian version by Claudio Botelho, the musical direction is by Claudio Cruz, who leads the Orquestra do Theatro Sao Pedro. The production also has a cast headed by Giulia Nadruz (Maria) and Beto Sargentelli (Tony)
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022
The Sphinx Organization has announced the 2023 Medal of Excellence honorees: cellist Thomas Mesa, soprano Aundi Marie Moore, and composer Joel Thompson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022
Classic Stage Company announced additional casting for A Man of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the production will be Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, Tony nominee A.J. Shively and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
The Metropolitan Opera’s popular Summer HD Festival will return on Saturday, August 27, to Lincoln Center Plaza, featuring a lineup of ten free encore presentations from the company’s acclaimed Live in HD series, as well as a special pre-festival screening of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film West Side Story on Friday, August 26.
by BWW Special Offer - Jul 18, 2022
Special Offer: Charlotte d’Amboise, Mark Evans and Alex Newell Star in World Premiere Musical Comedy
by Grace Cutler - Jul 16, 2022
“Seize the Day” beginning Friday, July 15, 2022 at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022
On August 20, 23, and 26, Berkshire Opera Festival's 2022 season culminates with the summer's most ambitious undertaking: a new staging by BOF co-founder Jonathon Loy of Mozart's comedy-tragedy masterpiece DON GIOVANNI at the historic, intimate Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2022
The  Fleur du Cap Theatre Award-winning and multiple-nominated production THE UNLIKELY SECRET AGENT will be performed from 4 to 9 August at the Artscape Women Humanity Arts Festival.
by DC Felton - Jul 13, 2022
Starting a theatre company is no easy feat, but for a theatre to be around for 50 years is something worth celebrating. You can celebrate 50 years with Des Moines Metro Opera this summer, which just opened up its 50th season with two spectacular productions. The season opened up a sold-out run of The Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess' with Simon Estes in his farewell performance. I've heard excellent things about the production. The opera continued its opening weekend with 'The Voice' finalist John Holiday in Benjamin Britten's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' based on the Shakespeare play by the same name.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022
The Schwabacher Recital Series presents baritone Sidney Outlaw (Merola, 2010) and pianist Warren Jones in the final concert of the 2022 series on Thursday, July 28 in the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022
Producers Richard Bell, N'Kenge, Park Row Equity Partners, Tegan Summer, Sam Williams, Michael Loeb and Derow Enterprises, in association with Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, announce the presentation of “The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,” selections from the upcoming production of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Trey Ellis and music and lyrics by Shelton L. Becton, directed by Tamara Tunie at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.
by DC Felton - Aug 8, 2022
When an organization reaches a milestone like 50 years, it can be easy to look back at everything that brought you to that milestone. While Des Moines Metro Opera's productions of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and PORGY AND BESS do that, they are also looking at the future with the world premiere production of A THOUSAND ACRES. If this production indicates what Des Moines Metro Opera has planned for the future, then I'm sure we will see them around for another 50 years and more.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
 Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this season starring in Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon  (Fences, A Soldier’s Play).
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2022
Opera Orlando's hot soprano summer continues to sizzle on August 21 at the University Club of Winter Park. Soprano Kyaunnee Richardson and pianist Chevalier Lovett present A STAR TURN: from opera to broadway, an exciting line-up of arias and showtunes guaranteed to thrill and delight the summer concert crowd.

Porgy and Bess Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Porgy and Bess have their been?
Porgy and Bess has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1935, Broadway which opened in 1935, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1943, Broadway which opened in 1943, Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1944, West End which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1953, Broadway which opened in 1953, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Off-Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2012 and US Tour which opened in 2013.

What productions of Porgy and Bess have their been?
Porgy and Bess has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1935, Broadway which opened in 1935, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1943, Broadway which opened in 1943, Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1944, West End which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1953, Broadway which opened in 1953, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Off-Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2012 and US Tour which opened in 2013.

What is the order of songs in Porgy and Bess and what's the order?
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...
Lonely Boy
Summer Time
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
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!
Overflow
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'
It Takes a Long Pull to Get There
Mus' be you mens forgot about de picnic...
I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
Woman to Lady
Dey's a Bukra comin'...
'Lo Bess, goin' to picnic?...
Bess, You Is My Woman Now
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?
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
Strawberry Woman
Crab Man
Now de time, oh Gawd. Now de time...
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]
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?
Where Bess gone?...
Where you goin', Porgy?...
I'm on My Way
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...
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
Oh, de sun goin' rise in de wes'...

What productions of Porgy and Bess have there been?
Porgy and Bess has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1935, Broadway which opened in 1935, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1943, Broadway which opened in 1943, Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1944, West End which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1953, Broadway which opened in 1953, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Off-Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2012 and US Tour which opened in 2013.