Sondheim gets his rant on in response to revamped ‘Porgy and Bess’

When musical theatre icon (and recent Chicago Tribune Literary Prize honoree) Stephen Sondheim gets raged up, he knows exactly what to do: fire out a feisty letter to The New York Times. Such is the case with his reaction to a recent New York Times article previewing the upcoming revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and… Read More Sondheim gets his rant on in response to revamped ‘Porgy and Bess’

Court’s revelatory ‘Porgy and Bess’ features a break-out performance in Thomas

Charles Newell and Doug Peck. When you get the combination of these two artists working together, something awesome is bound to happen. Such is the case with Court’s powerfully focused production of George and Ira Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Newell, as director, has re-imagined this classic folk opera as an intimate ensemble piece, and music… Read More Court’s revelatory ‘Porgy and Bess’ features a break-out performance in Thomas