Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Porgy and Bess Not Coming?

There are have been reports, mostly by the queen of theater gossip (not me, Michael Riedel), that the Broadway leg of the very much talked about production of Porgy and Bess will not happen. Receiving mostly negative reviews in Boston by Ben Brantley and a very public bashing by Stephen Sondheim, the risk of bringing it to New York may not end up being worth it.
I will say that researching this story has been fun. Especially the article posted on And I quote: "The show's scribes, Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward have reportedly not weighed in on the potential Broadway transfer." Well, duh! I hope not! THEY'RE ALL DEAD! If you're referring to the estates of the Gershwins and Heywards, well then that makes more sense. So, ya think the show will go on?