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Subject: Re: Politically Incorrect "Nixon" - HGO response
From: Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:19:54 -0500
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Yes - I think that's correct. 

But - does anyone know of any productions that have used white singers? (Not counting 
the few actual white roles like Mr. Archdale, of course.)


On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:28:59 -0700, Donald S <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>There is a caveat here. The Gershwin Estate forbids whites from appearing in Porgy in the 
USA but not in Europe or Asia.  I think the prohibition only applies to the US. 
>
>Donald 
>
>Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Jan 25, 2017, at 23:00, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> The Gershwin estate actually forbids it. That's the only such example I'm aware of. 
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:31:00 -0500, Richard Maynard Wilson 
<[log in to unmask]> 
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> And how about white singers cast in the roles of Porgy and Bess - unthinkable?
>>> 
>>>> On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:08:08 -0500, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> 
wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Ah - but if this discussion were instead about casting an African American
>>> baritone as Nixon 
>>>> (or similarly a black singer as Pat - or maybe even a Chinese singer in
>>> either of those roles), 
>>>> would the responses be different? I bet for some people that would be a
>>> huge problem. Just 
>>>> sayin'...
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:24:10 -0700, Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]> 
>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Race doesn't or should not matter.  Period.
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