Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Two Legendary Shows Coming to Broadway

It looks as if the long awaited Broadway revival of THE WIZ will finally make it to New York in the Spring of 2007. THE WIZ is simply one of the best Broadway musicals written in the last sixty years. It is highly entertaining, has infectuous even contagious music, and is beloved by audiences all across the United States. Try to forget the abhorent movie-it was a phenomenal disaster. Film makers forgot the the formula of THE WIZ was the story and the music. They altered the script to the point of it being unrecognizable, and mangled the score with interpolations and mascinations.

Here's looking forward to a great production of THE WIZ on broadway sometime in 2007.

The coverage over at Broadway World
, Check out Broadway.com, Playbill

Message Board at Broadway World with lots of comments.

George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess is the greatest American Opera of the 20th Century. We reported earlier on an innovative production being staged in London. The soaring melodies of Progy and Bess along with the compellling storyline make this a classic of Opera Houses all over the world. Many people tend to forget that Porgy first appeared on Broadway in 1935. This fascinating production should be a not-to-be-missed moment on Broadway whenever it may arrive. The glorious tunes of Porgy and Bess include, "Summertime," "My Man's Gone Now," "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "A Woman is a Sometime Thing," and "Oh Lord, I'm On My Way." WOW! What a show! If the production is a really strong one, I hope it runs for ten years!

The New York Times article on the production, Playbill,

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