Bass-baritone Bruce Hubbard
appeared as Jake in the Glyndebourne stage production on which this television production is based, but he died suddenly in 1991, so he was not able to appear in this version. Because the original recording of the Glyndebourne production was used, however (instead of having the cast make an all-new recording for the telecast), Hubbard's singing voice is still heard as Jake, while Gordon Hawkins
plays the role onscreen and lip-synchs to Hubbard's voice. See more
[singing to Bess
Picnics is all right for these small town suckers, but we is used to the high life, you know. You an' me, we understands each other. I can't see for the life of me what you is hangin' round this place for. Why, with your looks Bess, and your way with the boys, there's big money for you and me in New York.
I can't remember meetin' nuttin' that I likes less than I does you!
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by DuBose Heyward
Sung by Harolyn Blackwell
(dubbing Paula Ingram), and Women's Chorus See more