Seen and Heard February 6, 2012

Seen and Heard February 6, 2012

Seen on Broadway: What’s officially titled The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is treading the boards, though the curtain reads just plain Porgy and Bess. Purists hoping to see Porgy and Bess, the opera, are advised to sit this one out (Stephen Sondheim, who reveres the show in its original form, circa 1935, famously weighed in against this version in a New York Times op-ed last year) but the production has always been something of a polyglot, a fusion of opera and gospel and musical theater

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