Porgy and Bess

Broadway
Musical
Opera
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward's operatic adaptation of Heyward's play Porgy follows the lives of the inhabitants of Catfish Row, an African-American section of Charleston, South Carolina, including the crippled Porgy, his beloved Bess, who is under the thrall of the dangerous Crown, and the sinewy drug dealer Sportin' Life.
  • Music: George Gershwin
  • Lyrics: Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward
  • Libretto: DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1977 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Winner
1977 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominee
1977 Outstanding Costume Design Nominee
1977 Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominee
1977 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee
1977 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
1977 Outstanding Lighting Design Nominee
1977 Outstanding Musical Nominee
1977 Outstanding Set Design Nominee
Tony Award
1977 Actress in a Musical Nominee
1977 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
1977 Direction of a Musical Nominee
1977 Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee
1977 Most Innovative Production of a Revival Winner
1977 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Nominee