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Porgy and Bess (Opera)

  • Type: Opera
  • Length: 150 minutes

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Porgy and Bess is a 1935 opera by authors Dorothy Heyward and DuBose Heyward with music by George Gershwin. The musical tells the story of Porgy, a crippled street-beggar and his relationship with Bess in the Gullah community of Charleston, South Carolina. - AsNotedIn




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Timeline

Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1935/08/00 DuBose Heyward Lyricist "Porgy and Bess" premieres during a private show at Carnegie Hall with a running time of about 3 and a half hours. Carnegie Hall New York City
1935/08/00 George Gershwin Music "Porgy and Bess" premieres during a private show at Carnegie Hall with a running time of about 3 and a half hours. Carnegie Hall New York City
1935/08/00 Dorothy Heyward Lyricist "Porgy and Bess" premieres during a private show at Carnegie Hall with a running time of about 3 and a half hours. Carnegie Hall New York City
1935/09/30 "Porgy and Bess" is staged, its first public performance, at the Colonial Theatre in Boston. Colonial Theatre Boston
1935/10/10 DuBose Heyward Lyricist "Porgy and Bess" premieres on Broadway, Alvin Theatre, NYC, runs for 124 performances Neil Simon Theatre New York City
1935/10/10 George Gershwin Composer "Porgy and Bess" premieres on Broadway, Alvin Theatre, NYC, runs for 124 performances Neil Simon Theatre New York City
1935/10/10 Serge Sudeikin Set Designer "Porgy and Bess" premieres on Broadway, Alvin Theatre, NYC, runs for 124 performances Neil Simon Theatre New York City
1936/03/16 Todd Duncan (Porgy) and Anne Brown (Bess) refuse to perform at the National Theatre due to its segregation policy. The theater relents and "Porgy and Bess" becomes the first show to play for an integrated audience at the National.

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Particulars for Porgy and Bess (Opera):
Cultural Affiliation African American
Weather Cyclones, Hurricanes and Typhoons
Art Type Opera a dramatic work in one or more acts, set to classical music for singers and instrumentalists
Meteorology Stormy Weather




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