Gerwshwin's Porgy And Bess - New Broadway Rec
Label: PS CLASSICS
Composers: George Gershwin, Conductors: Constantine Kitsopoulos, Orchestras: Porgy & Bess Pit Orchestra, Performers: Alicia Hall Moran, Allison Blackwell, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Audra McDonald, Bryonha Marie Parham, Cedric Neal, Christopher Innvar, David Alan Grier, Heather Hill, J.D. Webster, Joseph Dellger, Joshua Henry, Lisa Nicole Wilkinson, Natasha Yvette Williams, Nathaniel Stampley, Nikki Renée Daniels, Norm Lewis, Phillip Boykin, Phumzile Sojola, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Wilkie Ferguson
Two CD set. New production of the Gershwins' Porgy And Bess starring four-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Drama Desk-nominee Norm Lewis, and two-time Tony Award-nominee David Alan Grier. The Associated Press hailed it as "a gorgeous version of the Gershwin masterpiece," while Newsday proclaimed it "a luscious piece of musical theatre: a gripping, in-your-face, vibrant revival that bursts with fierce immediacy''. Revered for its legendary score by George Gershwin, Dubose & Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin -- featuring such classics as "Summertime," "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" and "I Got Plenty of Nothing" -- The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess has been reimagined and reinvigorated for the modern stage by a team that includes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, musical adapter Diedre L. Murray and director Diane Paulus.