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'Porgy And Bess,' Adapted For Modern Times

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz just attended two productions of Porgy and Bess: an operatic performance at Tanglewood and a musical-theater version in Cambridge, Mass. He says it can work either way, "as long as Gershwin's great score remains its heart and soul."
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Broadway's 'Follies,' Sounding As Sumptuous As Ever

Many Broadway revivals trim their budgets by downsizing the orchestra, but a new Follies features 28 musicians in the pit. Jeff Lunden speaks with orchestrator Jonathan Tunick about working on the Stephen Sondheim score, which evokes Broadway styles of the '20s, '30s and '40s — as well as the contemporary music of 1971.
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A Son Confronts Moscone's 'Ghost' On Stage

Jonathan Moscone was 14 when his father, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, and city supervisor Harvey Milk were murdered. Milk became a gay rights icon, while the mayor remained largely a footnote in his story. The artistic director of the California Shakespeare Theater decided to change that.
Monday, September 12, 2011

Shakespeare Theatre Company's FELA!

The true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Arts on Foot

Arts on Foot is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that previews the city's fall arts season.

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Blacktop's Plays Don't Just Play It Straight

The 2011 Capital Fringe Festival marked the debut of a new theater company in Washington. A handful of recent George Mason graduates started the group, and a glimpse of their Fringe submission makes one thing obvious: when they put on a play, they do mean play.

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