Conrad, G. S. (cover illus).
New York. Bloch Advertising Service, Inc., 1929.
Soft cover 14 page theatre program; 7.75 x 5.25 inches. A revival of the successful 1927 Theatre Guild production of "Porgy," presented at the uptown Shubert-Riviera Theatre (Broadway at 97th); the production was again directed by Rouben Mamoulian with sets by Cleon Throckmorton. Title of play written in pencil on front cover, otherwise very good clean condition. This production featured many of the actors who had originated the roles for the Theatre Guild in 1927; Porgy was again played by Frank Wilson and Bess by Evelyn Ellis; Percy Verwayne reprised the role of Sporting Life as did Jack Carter as Crown and Rose MacClendon as Serena. The uptown venue did not help secure a successful revival; the production opened on Broadway in September and closed after 34 performances. The program is in very good condition with pencil inscription noted. Item #51469