BOSTON Regional Reviews by Nancy Grossman The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess American Repertory Theater

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Like a human hurricane, the menacing Crown (Phillip Boykin) arrives to join the game, accompanied by his moll Bess.

“Boykin is a one-man low pressure system, allowing Crown’s presence to suck the air out of the room. He has sung the role in numerous operatic productions of Porgy and Bess, and his strong performance is informed by that experience. He is both intimidating and magnetic, making Bess’ attraction to him understandable.”

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