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Porgy and Bess sued?!!

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Porgy and Bess sued?!!#1
Posted: 2/16/07 at 4:48pm
Hello all, im in the states,
but I was greatly excited about the reworking of Porgy and Bess that’s supposedly been a huge hit on the west end. There has also been buzz about it coming to Broadway in 2007. But I was speaking with a voice faculty at my school (She has a pretty big name in the Opera World) and she was told me that the Gershwin’s' estate were outraged and also suing those behind the current production in the west end and that the show has no chance of making it in the states. Does anyone know if this is true? Also if anyone has seen it, how was the show?
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re: Porgy and Bess sued?!!#2
Posted: 2/16/07 at 6:04pm
Hey,

I'm from France and I saw the show two weeks ago when I made it to London. I can tell you that it is brilliant. The cast is one of the best in the West End. The sets and lighting are of a genius's work. The score is as powerful as the lyrical score. The tempo is lively. Some assume that some of the original score have been taken out to make it last 2h55 with an interval of 15 minutes, frankly I haven't notice (but it's true that I do not know the opera by heart !). The choereography is stupendous. A show to be seen and I hope that a London cast album will be issued very soon !
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re: Porgy and Bess sued?!!#2
Posted: 2/16/07 at 8:32pm
Dear Beyond - As I noted on the Broadway board, I am not aware of any lawsuit by the Gershwin estates. This production was mounted with their approval.
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re: Porgy and Bess sued?!!#3
Posted: 2/17/07 at 6:53am
That's what I heard too !
Sarah bernhardt to a fellow actress: "Have you got stage fright, dear?" "No," the young lady aswered astonished. "Don't worry, it will come along with talent!"
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re: Porgy and Bess sued?!!#4
Posted: 2/21/07 at 11:19pm
o, what I wouldn't give to be able to fly out & see this now! Any predictions about which cast member might come reprise their roles over here?