Porgy and Bess

New York: Tams-Witmark Music Library, 1964. Draft script for the 1964 revival of the 1935 opera, which debuted on May 6th, 1964 at the City Center of Music and Drama in New York City, and ran for a limited engagement of 31 performances.

"Porgy and Bess" is based on DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novel "Porgy," and its subsequent 1927 play adaptation by Heyward and his wife Dorothy, with book by Heyward, and music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin.

One of the great, enduring American musicals, "Porgy and Bess" has been revived numerous times, most recently on Broadway in a 2012 Tony Award winning production, and was the basis for the 1959 film, directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge.

Green titled Hart Stenographic Bureau leatherette wrappers. Title page present, dated June 1964, with credits for composer George Gershwin, libretto writer DuBose Heyward, Lyricists DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, and playwrights Dorothy and DuBose Heyward. 84 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-5-37. Mimeograph, rectos only. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two silver brads.


[Book #144502]

Price: $475.00