Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ heads to Israel in March

It includes such classic songs as “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and “My Man’s Gone Now.”

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December 28, 2016 21:54
THE CAST of New York Harlem Theater’s production of ‘Porgy and Bess.’

THE CAST of New York Harlem Theater’s production of ‘Porgy and Bess.’. (photo credit: LUCIANO ROMANO)

 
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The New York Harlem Theater Company is bringing its internationally acclaimed production of George Gershwin’s great American opera Porgy and Bess to Israel in March.

Porgy and Bess was composed in 1934 by George Gershwin, with a libretto written by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin from Heyward’s novel Porgy and later play of the same title. Porgy and Bess was first performed in New York City in 1935.

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Gershwin’s opera tells the story of the residents of Charleston, South Carolina’s Catfish Row, a tenement inhabited by poor black families, and the love story between the crippled beggar Porgy and the drug addict Bess.

It includes such classic songs as “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and “My Man’s Gone Now.”

Porgy and Bess will be performed in English at Haifa Convention Center on March 3 and at Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium from March 3 to 8. For tickets visit www. 2207.co.il

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