Friday, November 5, 2010

'Porgy and Bess,' revised

"Porgy and Bess," the opera by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, will be recast as a musical in a shortened version devised by playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, director Diane Paulus and composer Diedre Murray. The "updated" version will be introduced by Paulus' American Repertory Theater in September 2011, Laura Collins-Hughes reports in the Boston Globe: