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Re-Imagining “Porgy and Bess”

Re-Imagining Porgy and Bess - A Conversation with Diedre Murray

The new “Porgy and Bess,” adapted for Broadway by Suzan Lori-Parks and Diedre L. Murray is up for 10 Tonys, including Best Musical Revival, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Orchestrations. For the May 2012 issue of DownBeat, I interviewed Diedre Murray on how she and her collaborators re-imagined Gershwin’s score for 21st Century Broadway. (Click the pic to read.)

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Porgy and Bess on WNYC’s Soundcheck

I’m currently working on an interview for Downbeat with “Porgy and Bess” musical arranger Diedre Murray. Meanwhile, here’s a treat — Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis sing highlights, including an incredible “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.”
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/2012/jan/17/audra-mcdonald-and-norm-lewis/

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