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Popdose Roundtable: Sondheim vs. the New “Porgy and Bess”

Bob Cashill: He loves the original Gershwin production, but — as he makes clear here — is less than thrilled with a revised version heading to Broadway. Much less. Makes for interesting reading; is he right to prejudge? Brian Boone: Yes. Sondheim can do whatever the hell he wants. Bob: Sure, he can do it — we can all do it — but it seems, well, not terribly collegial, even if it is better reasoned than your average Internet nyah-nyah post. I mean, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy may be my favorite Le Carre book and film/TV adaptation, but I’m not going ballastic (just yet) on the forthcoming two-hour movie. Robin Monica Alexander: He’s said in the past that Porgy and Bess is his favorite musical. Dave Lifton: This has the full text of Sondheim’s letter, which is even more cutting. I’m not familiar enough with Porgy & Bess to say whether the changes will improve or hurt the show, but it strikes me as egotistical on the part of the new creative team. “Yeah, it …