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Porgy and Bess
March 04, 2021
John W. Bubbles and Todd Duncan had deep roots on the Indiana Avenue scene, and both were featured in the original cast of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. John W. Bubbles was a street-wise song and dance man who created the role of Sportin’ Life in the opera. Duncan was a classically trained vocalist who broke racial barriers in the world of opera and starred as Gershwin’s original Porgy.