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Thu., May. 3, 2012 8:25 AM EST
by Danielle Canada

Porgy & Bess

Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers, a bold move for a director to make in those days. The opera would later be made into a movie starring Sidney Poitier
and Dorothy Dandridge.

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