Casting Announced for Hollywood Bowl's Porgy and Bess Concert

News   Casting Announced for Hollywood Bowl's Porgy and Bess Concert
Alfred Walker will be Porgy and Marquita Lister will be Bess in the upcoming concert staging of George and Ira Gershwin's Porgy and Bess at the Hollywood Bowl.

The July 19 concert will also feature 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, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

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