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Retooled Porgy And Bess Swells, Soars And Rips The Heartstrings

You know The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Kravis Center is opera because you can’t understand a third of the lyrics even in English; you know it’s glorious opera because the swelling music and soaring voices make specific words unnecessary. This heart-stopping production reaffirms the genius of the Gershwin brothers and the 21st Century talents who reshaped it.

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Special Theater Shelf Extra: Gorging on Gershwin

Sometimes it seems George Gershwin isn’t gone at all. Even now, Broadway is blessed with the revival of Porgy and Bess and the new Nice Work If You Can Get It. In regional theater, hardly a month goes by without …

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