"The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" won the
The production, directed by Diane Paulus, garnered controversy for altering certain narrative aspects of the original Gershwin musical for what some people saw as commercial reasons. Playwright Suzan Lori-Parks worked with Diedre L. Murray on cuts and revisions to the musical.
Stephen Sondheim wrote a letter to the
The other nominees were