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Written on Sep, 11, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Diane Paulus' A.R.T. Premiere of Porgy and Bess

Opening night at Porgy and Bess in the new musical version at A.R.T. in Cambridge. Directed by Diane Paulus (who not long ago successfully directed Hair in it’s Broadway revival) with update and rewrite by the wonderful Suzan Lori-Parks.   The stars are all here. Audra McDonald plays Bess; Norm Lewis is Porgy; Sportin Life is played by David Alan Grier and …

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Written on Sep, 14, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Diane Paulus' A.R.T. Premiere of Porgy and Bess

Dear Friends, I am glad to report that all of the Gershwin family has now approved “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” for Broadway this Fall! Tickets are on sale now! The newest Porgy and Bess, masterfully directed by A.R.T.’s Diane Paulus and with a contemporary update to the book by Suzane Lori-Parks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, makes for a very …

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