Posts Tagged ‘gershwin’

The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Reviewed

The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess—which is to say, the 2011 opera-into-musical re-engineering by the playwright of Top Dog/Underdog and others—may indeed be a bastardization of a towering American classic, like Stephen Sondheim said it is, but I wouldn’t know. This Tony-winning gloss on the Gershwins’ (and the less famous Heywards) groundbreaking 1935 opera about life [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Arrington de Dionyso, and Other Things Besides FreeFest and Sonic Circuits

Sonic Circuits is still going on, and FreeFest is this Saturday. We'll have more on both today on Arts Desk. As for other music this weekend, we recommend:
The Best of Friday:

Every now and then, an artist comes along who scares the shit out of you. Arrington de Dionyso (formerly of Old Time Relijun) is [...]

Reviewed: Porgy and Bess at the Washington National Opera

Porgy and Bess
By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
Directed by Francesca Zambello
Conducted by John Mauceri
Presented by the Washington National Opera
At the KenCen to April 3
The WNO is lobbying hard to reveal Porgy and Bess as something more than a repository for “Summertime,” and judging by the ratio of butts to seats last [...]