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The Songs Remain the Same, But Gershwin Heirs Call the Shots

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, the new, more streamlined (and commercially viable) version of the venerable 1935 opera by the Gershwin brothers, essentially exists due to a desire by the remaining Gershwin heirs for something more lithe and salable, while retaining songs that have become standards. (FULL ARTICLE: Patrick Healy, The New York Times)