Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New ‘West Side Story’ Has Winning Strengths, But Weaknesses Too by Bill Hirschman

The West Side Story from the Prather family’s new Broadway Palm series at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center has so much to praise, yet, joins local productions to underscore how there…

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Opinions: West Side Story Part One by JK

I'm not sure why it surprises me that cancel culture has come to Broadway, but it does. Theater has always had its harshest critics and most vehement fans. History has the shown that the Gre…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Best of the Decade: Lin-Manuel Miranda on making history with Hamilton by Marc Snetiker

To celebrate the end of the 2010s, Entertainment Weekly’s Must List is looking back at the best pop culture that changed pop culture in movies, TV, music, and more (catch up on our list so…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Elaine Paige on Sunday Listeners Choose Fan-Favorite Tunes for This Week's Episode by

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige on Sunday, and this week is another 'over to you' episode where lis…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Celebration in Memory of Harold Prince to Be Held in December at Majestic Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

A celebration of the life and legacy of late director/producer Harold Prince will be held at the Majestic Theatre on December 16 at 1:30pm. Prince passed away on July 31 in Reykjavik, Icela…

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Harold Prince Memorial Set For December At ‘Phantom’ Broadway Home by Greg Evans

A celebration of Broadway legend Harold Prince is set for Monday, December 16, at The Majestic Theatre, 31-year home of Prince’s record-breaking production of The Phantom of the Opera. Pri…

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Watch 10 Must-Know Choreographic Moments Emblematic of Broadway Dance by Roberto Araujo

Playbill assembled a cast of dancers to recreate the original choreography of iconic numbers from A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Sweet Charity, and more.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

8 Broadway Dream Ballets Every Fan Should Know by Ruthie Fierberg

From Oklahoma! to West Side Story, do you know these famous choreographic moments?

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Romeo and Juliet is only halfway there at Chicago Shakes by Kerry Reid

The central characters feel like an afterthought in Barbara Gaines's contemporized version. Setting Romeo and Juliet in a contemporary urban setting inevitably d…

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Skirball’s Winter 2020 Season Will Go Global With West Side Story’s Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and More by Ryan McPhee

The new lineup also features a piece by Austrian choreographer Florentina Holzinger and plays in Japanese and Polish.

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Thoughts on Ivan Van Hove’s West Side Story Cuts by Mark Robinson

It has been a few days now since the news officially dropped about the cuts and revisions made for the Ivan Van Hove-helmed revival of West Side Story  preparing to open on Broadway. So…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Cuts & Changes Revealed for Ivo van Hove's Broadway Revival of West Side Story by Andy Lefkowitz

Avant-garde director Ivo van Hove is gearing up to present main-stem audiences with a fresh take on the classic American musical West Side Story next month. The Tony winner whose triumph…

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Shakespeare meets choose your own adventure in St Kilda by Peter J Snee

Melbourne Shakespeare Company returns to St Kilda Botanical Gardens this December with an ambitious production of The Taming of the Shrew where each night the audience chooses who plays the …

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Veterans and Theater. Slings and Arrows returns for real!? Van Hove’s West Side Story Not Feeling Pretty. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

On Veterans Day, a reminder from Adam Driver, Broadway veteran  and military veteran, and the founder of Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit that brings theater to the military: “The …

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BWW Readers Respond to WEST SIDE STORY Revival Cutting 'I Feel Pretty' and the 'Somewhere' Ballet

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ivo van Hove has revealed details about the changes he has made for his reimagined production West Side Story is coming to Broadway this season, includi…

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Join Frozen Tour's Austin Colby, F. Michael Haynie & Mason Reeves for Some Super-Duper Hygge by Ryan Gilbert

If hygge means you're friendly then Austin Colby, F. Michael Haynie and Mason Reeves must be drinking hygge gloog for breakfast! It's true, the three talented performers, who are playing Han…

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Today on Broadway: Monday, November 11, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Ivo’s Doing WHAT with “West Side Story”? “KPOP” Announces Broadway Casting Search, Reviews for Peter Dinklage in “Cyrano” 1) Ivo van Hove is Bringing Massive Changes to “West…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

This Week on Broadway for November 10, 2019: Cyrano and Seared by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Ivo Von Hove’s changes to the upcoming Broadway revival of West Side Story, The New Group’s production of Cyrano, Utah Ly…

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(Roger Friedman’s article appeared on Show Biz 411, 11/10; via the Drudge Report.) Last year, director Ivo von Hove brought his hit London production of “Network” to New York and cause…

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New Broadway “West Side Story” to Kick Up a Fuss: No Intermission, Famous Song and Ballet Cut, Video Projections for Sets by Roger Friedman

Last year, director Ivo von Hove brought his hit London production of “Network” to New York and caused a lot of talk:

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Director Ivo Van Hove Previews Major Changes in Upcoming West Side Story Revival by Mark Peikert

The musical begins previews at the Broadway Theatre December 10.

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WEST SIDE STORY Revival Will Not Include 'I Feel Pretty' and the 'Somewhere' Ballet

Ivo Van Hove's reimagined West Side Story is coming to Broadway this season. In a new interview with Vogue, he has revealed some of the changes he has made, including cutting two iconic mome…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Get A Look Inside Rehearsals For The Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY

Something great is coming! Rehearsals are currently underway for this season's Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story, directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove. Get ready to see…

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Spotlight On...Roberto Araujo by Michael Block

Name: Roberto AraujoHometown: Mexico City, MexicoEducation: Theatre Major in Mexico CitySelect Credits: West Side Story at North Shore Music Theatre, In the Heights at GALA Theatre, Evita at…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

David Benedict: Where are the great musical theatre lyricists? by David Benedict

When he wasn’t busy composing musicals as impressive as On the Town, Candide, West Side Story and Wonderful Town plus a slew

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Ariana DeBose to Play Alyssa Greene in The Prom Film by Andy Lefkowitz

We just want to dance with her! Ariana DeBose, the Tony-nominated star of Summer who will soon appear in the West Side Story film remake, has been cast in the role of Alyssa Greene in Ryan M…

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Video Roundup: Celebrate World Ballet Day With Some Memorable Ballet Musical Moments

It's time to dance because today is World Ballet Day! To celebrate everything being beautiful at the ballet, we're looking back at some of the stage and screen's most iconic musicals featur…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

See Zach Adkins, Addie Morales, and More in West Side Story by Mark Peikert

The revival opens October 15 at NC Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Photo/Video: First Look At Zach Adkins In WEST SIDE STORY at NC Theatre

BroadwayWorld has a first look at NC Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, playing now through October 20th at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. 

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Andréa Burns on Why The Rose Tattoo Resonates Today and Her New Character in the Upcoming West Side Story Movie by Caitlin Moynihan

Andréa Burns is getting ready to open The Rose Tattoo, which marks her seventh Broadway production. The Roundabout Theatre Company production is set to officially open at the American Airli…

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Spotlight On...Dani Franco by Michael Block

Name: Dani FrancoHometown: Raised in Colombia Born in VenezuelaEducation: Theater major degree In Casa del Teatro Nacional in Bogota/Colombia and acting for film and TV in New York conservat…

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