Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2 iconic musicals getting Bay Area revivals: ‘Fantasticks,’ ‘West Side Story’ by Randy McMullen

"The Fantasticks" is revived at 3Below Theaters and Lounge in San Jose, and "West Side Story" is playing at Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Broadway Grosses: Innovative West Side Story Revival Draws Full Houses in Previews by Broadway.com

The fresh Broadway revival of West Side Story is nearing hit status, and it hasn't even reached opening night. The exciting new take on the classic musical from director Ivo van Hove has p…

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Grosses Analysis: Broadway's New West Side Story Heats Up Before Opening by Ryan McPhee

The revival from Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove is currently in previews.

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Alexandra Silber to Lead European Premiere of Indecent at Menier by Andy Lefkowitz

New York stage veteran Alexandra Silber will head the cast of the upcoming European debut of Paula Vogel's Tony-nominated drama Indecent. The previously announced production, directed by Ton…

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BROADWAY HEAT: West Side Story Edition: Run-off! by JK

Well, this was a first in all of the years we've been having polls like this. Last week, your votes were supposed to select a winner (and 2 runners up). Instead, the vote ended up with a sta…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Protesters rally at ‘West Side Story’ against Amar Ramasar casting by Caitlin Huston

A group of protesters gathered outside the Broadway Theatre Friday night to speak out against the casting of Amar Ramasar in the “West Side Story” revival.  Ramasar, who plays Bernardo …

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Friday, January 24, 2020

The Friday 5 Quiz: Broadway Debut True or False by JK

There will be many Broadway debuts this season (most of them in West Side Story!). Of course, even Broadway icons had to start somewhere. That's what this week's quiz is all about.  Read c…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

How Two Belgian Avant-Gardists Rebuilt ‘West Side Story’ From Top To Bottom by Artsjournal1

Despite his success with revisionist productions of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller plays, Ivo van Hove seemed an unlikely choice to direct a major revival of the Bernstein-Laurents-Son…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

How ‘West Side Story’ Was Reborn by Sasha Weiss

Inside the wildly ambitious effort to reimagine the classic musical for 2020.

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Why There’s A Campaign To Boo Ballet Star Amar Ramasar In Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’ by Artsjournal1

The fired-then-reinstated New York City Ballet principal was a figure in the company’s recent #MeToo scandal (and accompanying lawsuit). While City Ballet’s dancers and the company of We…

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How a dancer involved in a #MeToo scandal staged a Broadway comeback by Alexandra Villarreal

A dancer accused of sharing explicit images of another dancer is starring in this season’s splashy new take on West Side Story, leading to upset in the theater community In the Broadway re…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A Jet All the Way! See Co-Stars Dharon E. Jones and Isaac Powell Backstage at West Side Story by Diep Tran

Isaac Powell returned to West Side Story on Broadway on January 17. Powell plays the romantic lead Tony; he had to take a hiatus fro the show after incurring a knee injury in December.…

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Netflix Acquires Rights to Leonard Bernstein Biopic Starring & Directed by Bradley Cooper by Andy Lefkowitz

Netflix has nabbed the rights to a developing film based on the life of iconic West Side Story songwriter Leonard Bernstein, according to Deadline. Tony nominee Bradley Cooper will direct an…

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Former Broadway Child Stars: Where Are They Now? Because They Owe Me Money by Broadway Beat

by Edward Precht. @pertoltprecht. For many, being a child star can be a gamble - you either tend to the flame of stardom and carry it as far as it takes you, or you burn too bright and too q…

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Standing @ Zero: West Side Story's Jarred Manista by JK

Happy New Year, Ensemblist fans everywhere! We are so thrilled by your overwhelming response to these pictorial tributes to the men who stand at 0 every night when they bring their hard work…

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Broadway Week, Featuring 2-For-1 Tickets to Ain't Too Proud, West Side Story, and More, Kicks Off January 21 by Olivia Clement

The biannual promotion returns with offers on 21 Broadway shows through February 9.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Broadway Heat: West Side Story Edition: The Finals by JK

There's no doubting that West Side Story has been one of the buzziest shows of the season. Between script and cast changes, injuries and controversial staging choices, it is no wonder ever…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Isaac Powell Returns to WEST SIDE STORY Tonight Following Knee Injury

West Side Story star, Isaac Powell, will rejoin the cast of the Broadway revival this evening following a knee injury that sidelined the actor, causing the production to postpone its open…

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How Shereen Pimentel Is Balancing West Side Story, Juilliard and Working with John Mulaney by Diep Tran

Age: 21 Hometown: Born in Manhattan, raised in Teaneck, New Jersey  Current Role: Maria, the lead in the Ivo van Hove-directed Broadway revival of West Side Story, the classic musical b…

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Tonight! Recovered from Injury, Isaac Powell Returns to Broadway's West Side Story by Andy Lefkowitz

Isaac Powell heads back into the new Broadway revival of West Side Story on January 17. Powell, who plays the lead role of Tony, had been on leave from the production following a knee inju…

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The Friday 5: 5 Broadway "Rain" Songs by JK

I was rifling through some things the other day, and came across a flyer for Ghost: The Musical and saw this picture. It reminded me of that show's song "Rain" and how much I enjoyed Caissie…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Broadway Heat: West Side Story Edition: The Elimination Round by JK

This revival has been the talk of the town for months! Yes, West Side Story has been the talk of the town. 23 of these cast members are making their debuts, and the rest of the cast is buzz-…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

This Week on Broadway for January 12, 2020: News Episode: Sing Street Moving, West Side Story Delays and Injuries by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Sing Street’s Broadway plans, NYTW Artistic Director Jim Nicola, the West Side Story revival accidents and delays, Jake Gyl…

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Is the New West Side Story Cursed? Second Actor Sidelined by Injury and Replaced, Opening Date Pushed Back, Creative Team Still Up in Air by Roger Friedman

The new version of “West Side Story” was supposed to open on Broadway on February 6th. But then the actor who plays

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Today on Broadway: Friday, January 10, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

“Hee Haw” Musical Heading for Broadway, Hathaway and Harington Heading for Broadway, Trouble at “West Side Story” on Broadway “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Frida…

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Wake Up With BWW 1/10: Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook in WEST SIDE STORY, and More!

Today's top stories: Dharon E. Jones replaces Ben Cook in West Side Story, and more!

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Ben Cook is second ‘West Side Story’ actor to suffer injury in Broadway show by Deadline

A second actor in Broadway’s “West Side Story” has suffered an onstage injury, and this time he’ll leave the show: Ben Cook, who played the role of Riff, sustained the unspecified in…

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Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook as Riff in Broadway's West Side Story Following Injury by Andy Lefkowitz

Dharon E. Jones has permanently succeeded Ben Cook in the role of Riff in the new Broadway production of West Side Story, after an injury that was sustained by Cook last Sunday. Jones origi…

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Dharon E. Jones to Replace Ben Cook in West Side Story by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Due to an injury sustained at Sunday evening’s performance of West Side Story, Ben Cook who plays the character of “Riff” will depart the production poised to open on February 20, 2020…

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