Music: Folk Opera

The cripple Porgy, this time with music for himself and the 75 other blacks living in Catfish Row, returned last week to Manhattan. He was still the brainchild of Playwright DuBose Heyward, still the protege of Manhattan's Theatre Guild which took him under its wing eight years ago. For one week Porgy and Bess, with a 700-page score by Composer George Gershwin (TIME, Sept. 30), played in Boston, won high praise. On opening night in Manhattan half the Somebodies in town crowded in to hear this latest attempt at a U. S....

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