Theater archives

Revised Porgy and Bess. What Next?


The Gershwin landmark opera Porgy and Bess is coming to Broadway in a revised version with the characters supposedly more fully rounded and relevant for modern audiences, and the crippled beggar Porgy walking with just a cane, not trapped in a moving cart.

Plus with a happier ending!

What next for Broadway?

Cats, but changed to be about lions? (A possible big comeback for Julie Taymor.)

A Fiddler in the Roof where they characters are less Jewish-y and aren’t always dreaming of wealth?

Hairspray with stomach stapling?

A Titanic where they avert the iceberg and keep pouring the cocktails?

A Chorus Line where they all get the part?

A Urinetown where everyone just holds it in?