Porgy and Bess
- Richard Crawford
Folk opera in three acts by george Gershwin to a libretto by DuBose Heyward after his novel Porgy (1925), with lyrics by Heyward and ira Gershwin; New York, Alvin Theatre, 10 October 1935.
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