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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Author: George GershwinDuBose HeywardDorothy HeywardIra GershwinSuzan-Lori ParksAll authors
Publisher: Bronxville, NY : PS Classics, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Revered for its legendary score by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, Porgy and Bess has been reimagined and reinvigorated for the modern stage by a team that includes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, musical adapter Diedre L. Murray and director Diane Paulus. It's the New Broadway Cast Recording of one of the most beloved works of the American musical theatre.
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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: George Gershwin; DuBose Heyward; Dorothy Heyward; Ira Gershwin; Suzan-Lori Parks; Diedre Murray; William D Brohn; Christopher Jahnke; Audra McDonald; Norm Lewis; David Alan Grier; Constantine Kitsopoulos
ISBN: 9786314662592 : CD 6314662591 : CD
OCLC Number: 779882251
Notes: Opera.
"New Broadway cast recording"--Container spine.
Libretto by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward ; musical book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks ; musical score adapted by Diedre L. Murray ; orchestrations by William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke.
Compact discs.
Program notes by Patrick Pacheco, synopsis, and libretto ([40] p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Audra McDonald (Bess) ; Norm Lewis (Porgy) ; David Alan Grier (Sporting Life) ; Nikki Renée Daniels, Joshua Henry, NaTasha Yvette Williams, J.D. Webster, Bryonha Marie Parham, Nathaniel Stampley, Phillip Boykin, Christopher Innvar, Joseph Dellger, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Phumzile Sojola, Cedric Neal, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Wilkie Ferguson III, Allison Blackwell, Heather Hill, Alicia Hall Moran, Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, supporting soloists ; orchestra ; Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded Mar. 26-27, 2012, MSR Studios, New York, NY.
Description: 2 sound discs (96 min., 14 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Overture (2:23) --
Summertime (2:40) --
Roll them bones (3:38) --
A woman is a sometime thing (2:16) --
Porgy's entrance (3:12) --
Crap game (1:37) --
The killing of Robbins (4:22) --
Gone, gone, gone (3:34) --
My man's gone now (4:05) --
Leaving for the promised land (3:32) --
It takes a long pull to get there (2:12) --
I got plenty of nothing (2:44) --
I hates your strutting style (2:31) --
"Picnics is all right" (2:16) --
Bess, you is my woman now (5:00) --
Oh, I can't sit down (2:35) --
It ain't necessarily so (3:14) --
What you want with Bess? (6:38) --
Oh, Doctor Jesus (2:49) --
Street cries (3:38) --
"I was powerful sick" (2:16) --
I loves you, Porgy (3:11) --
The storm approaches (2:20) --
Oh, the Lord shake the heaven (4:02) --
A red headed woman (2:00) --
Oh, Doctor Jesus : (reprise) (1:23) --
Clara, don't you be downhearted (2:05) --
Summertime : (reprise) (2:36) --
The death of Crown (1:31) --
There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York (2:55) --
Bess, oh where's my Bess? (4:07) --
Oh Lord, I'm on my way (2:38).
Other Titles: Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess
Responsibility: [music by George Gershwin ; lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin].

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Revered for its legendary score by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, Porgy and Bess has been reimagined and reinvigorated for the modern stage by a team that includes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, musical adapter Diedre L. Murray and director Diane Paulus. It's the New Broadway Cast Recording of one of the most beloved works of the American musical theatre.

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