Porgy and Bess Concert Plays Hollywood Bowl July 19

News   Porgy and Bess Concert Plays Hollywood Bowl July 19 Alfred Walker is Porgy, and Marquita Lister plays Bess in the July 19 concert staging of George and Ira Gershwin's Porgy and Bess at the Hollywood Bowl.

The concert also features Gregg Baker as Crown, Lisa Daltirus as Serena, Nicole Cabell as Clara, Gwendolyn Brown as Maria, Leon Williams as Jake, Jermaine Smith as Sporting Life, Calvin Lee as Mingo/Nelson/Crab Man, Ralph Cato as Robbins, DeReau K. Farrar as Frazier, Ashley Faatoalia as Peter, Leberta Lorál as Annie, Helen Goldsby Qahhar as Lily/Strawberry Woman, Wilkie Ferguson as Jim/Undertaker/Scipio, Matthew Elkins as Archdale/ Coroner, William Dennis Hunt as Detective and David Paterson as Policeman. Show time is 7:30 PM. The artists will be backed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Bramwell Tovey.

Porgy and Bess, according to the Bowl, is "a tale of early 20th-century African-American life, deep in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina." Songs include "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So," among others.

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets ($10-$116) are on sale at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office, HollywoodBowl.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

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