Lionel Baier's period comedy delights in film history, but feels too forced and artificial in its striving for 1970s screwball vibe.
Producers Mike Medavoy and Bobby Geisler are developing a re-envisioned and updated film version of George and Ira Gershwin’s iconic opera "Porgy and Bess." The duo is working with the Gershwin…
When Audra McDonald joins Norm Lewis in singing "I Loves You, Porgy," their duet will thrill "Porgy and Bess" newcomers and purists alike. But when McDonald delivers a newly devised reprise of…
Operatic aspirations are replaced with the accessibility, theatricality and showbiz savvy of a Broadway musical in Diane Paulus' bright, beautiful and tuner-centric re-envisioning of "Porgy and…
This breezy song-and-dance show from 1930 aims only to deliver its saddle-bag full of song hits.
Universal Pictures has reupped "Wanted" producer Marc Platt for five years, keeping Marc Platt Prods. on the lot through late 2012.
"George Gershwin Alone" is a gushing lovefest for and about the early 20th century genius who wove jazz, Broadway, pop and classical music into a new American musical idiom.
The designation of "George Gershwin Alone" as "a play with music" is only half accurate. Of music there is much -- 10 or so of the composer's greatest songs as well as "Rhapsody in Blue" -- but this…
In a rare appearance as a jazz pianist, Andre Previn brought down the curtain on a year of music dominated by the George Gershwin centennial celebration. Previn breezed through a dozen Gershwin…
Those who knew George Gershwin and the Gershwin saga may wax slightly vociferous at this or that miscue, but as cinematurgy, designed for escapism and entertainment, no matter the season, Rhapsody in…