The recent revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess at English National Opera and the prospect of comparing all its available recordings in BBC Radio 3’s Record Review has prompted me to look a little deeper into this landmark score and to reassess its significance in the chronology of American music theatre.
Porgy & Bess is being staged at the ENO in a production directed by James Robertson and conducted by John Wilson. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Mark Shenton offers the week’s news, reviews, quotes and tweets in theatre from both sides of the Atlantic, including an interview with Sonia Friedman, reviews of Shakespeare in three different abbreviated versions, and a YouTube star appearing on Broadway.
English National Opera celebrates 50 years at the Coliseum with a grandstanding production of Porgy & Bess, the first in its history.