Arthur Laurents News

Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (98)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Robert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release PartyRobert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will reunite at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons on Monday, July 25 at 6:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Solea Pfeiffer & Jeremy Jordan in WEST SIDE STORY at the Hollywood BowlSTAGE TUBE: Watch Solea Pfeiffer & Jeremy Jordan in WEST SIDE STORY at the Hollywood Bowl
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl has enlisted some top Broadway talent for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's concert presentations of WEST SIDE STORY this summer. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel July 14, through July 19, the cast features Jeremy Jordan as Tony, Karen Olivo, who won a Tony Award for her take on the role in the 2009 Broadway revival, as Anita and newcomer Solea Pfeiffer as Maria. (more...)

Review Roundup: WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Jeremy Jordan & Karen Olivo, at the Hollywood BowlReview Roundup: WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Jeremy Jordan & Karen Olivo, at the Hollywood Bowl
by Review Roundups - Jul 15, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl has enlisted some top Broadway talent for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's concert presentations of WEST SIDE STORY this summer. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel last night, July 14, through July 19, the cast features Jeremy Jordan as Tony and Karen Olivo, who won a Tony Award for her take on the role in the 2009 Broadway revival, as Anita. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/14/16- Arthur LaurentsSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/14/16- Arthur Laurents
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Arthur Laurents! Laurents' first play, Home of the Brave, opened on Broadway in 1945, followed by many others. He wrote his first musical, West Side Story, in 1957, followed by Gypsy and others. His first screenplay was The Snake Pit in 1948, followed by others including Rope, Anastasia, The Way We Were and The Turning Point. His own play, Invitation to a March in 1960, was the first of several he directed. I Can Get It for You Wholesale in 1961 was the first musical he directed, followed by others including La Cage aux Folles and Gypsy with Angela Lansbury, then Tyne Daly and most recently, Patti LuPone. He pased away in May 2011. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Regrets Non-Latino WEST SIDE STORY CastingAtlanta Lyric Theatre Regrets Non-Latino WEST SIDE STORY Casting
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

The theatre company states that moving forward, it will adhere to a policy of ethnically specific casting when the material calls for it. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Connecticut RepPhoto Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Connecticut Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the Broadway classic West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics byStephen Sondheim, and based on a concept ofJerome Robbins. West Side Story will be directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate (CRT's Peter Pan, A Chorus Line, The Music Man) is the final show of the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

The Main Stage, Inc. to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 8/12-13The Main Stage, Inc. to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 8/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Main Stage, Inc. of Mishawaka, Indiana is pleased to announce their 10 year anniversary summer production will be 'West Side Story', the classic American musical! West Side Story will be performed at the Bendix Theatre of Century Center in South Bend, Indiana on August 12 and 13, 2016. This story is a timeless classic that resonates to ages old and young, and brings us a powerful message in todays society. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY is Beautiful, Haunting, and Sadly Still Relevant, at Broadway RoseBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY is Beautiful, Haunting, and Sadly Still Relevant, at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver - Jul 6, 2016

Broadway Rose could perhaps not have picked a more fitting time to bring us Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim's WEST SIDE STORY. Right now, our country and several others around the world are in dire need of a reminder that when gangs face off, there is no happy ending. Violence that is rooted in blind hatred and fear has tragic consequences -- for everybody. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Eyeing 2018 Bow on BroadwayImelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Eyeing 2018 Bow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Broadway is in sight for the West End revival of GYPSY, starring Imelda Staunton. Following earlier reports of a transfer, The Daily Mail hints that the musical will come to New York in 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Repertory Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: First Look at Cortland Repertory Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

For the second production in their 45th anniversary season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the world renowned American musical West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and music byLeonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead CT Rep's WEST SIDE STORYBroadway Vets to Lead CT Rep's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

?Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their production of the Broadway classic West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and based on a concept of Jerome Robbins.  West Side Story will be directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate (CRT's Peter Pan, A Chorus Line, The Music Man) is the final show of the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series. Single tickets are currently sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'Tales from Soprano Isle' This JulyTony Award Winner Laura Benanti Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'Tales from Soprano Isle' This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Fresh off her Tony Award-nominated role in Roundabout Theater Company's critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Tales from Soprano Isle, for three performances only - Friday, July 29 (8 p.m.), Saturday, July 30 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, July 31 (3 p.m.). In this humorous evening, Benanti will perform songs from throughout her celebrated career, as well as share stories and personal anecdotes from her life on and off the stage! Tickets for Laura Benanti range in price from $75 - $95 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Karen Ziemba in Sharon Playhouse's GYPSYPhoto Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Karen Ziemba in Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba in GYPSY, with performances beginning tonight, June 16, through July 3 at Sharon Playhouse. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Summer Stages: WEST SIDE STORY, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More Lead BWW's Top Atlanta Theatre Picks of the SeasonSummer Stages: WEST SIDE STORY, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More Lead BWW's Top Atlanta Theatre Picks of the Season
by Sally Henry - Jun 15, 2016

There's nothing like supporting local theatre, is there? This summer, Atlanta's prolific theatre scene offers a wide range of classics like WEST SIDE STORY and recent hits like Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, West Side Story. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. (more...)

Cortland Rep's WEST SIDE STORY Begins This MonthCortland Rep's WEST SIDE STORY Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

For the second production in their 45th anniversary season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the world renowned American musical West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Performances of this stirring and exciting show will run from June 22 - July 9 with evening performances at 7:30.  (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season!Paradise Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlanta Lyric's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlanta Lyric's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, West Side Story. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. The score, written by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, features some of the most exuberant and romantic songs ever written, including "Somewhere (There's A Place For Us)," "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty," and "America." West Side Story will run from June 10-26 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Karen Olivo, Jeremy Jordan & More to Lead WEST SIDE STORY in Concert at The Hollywood BowlKaren Olivo, Jeremy Jordan & More to Lead WEST SIDE STORY in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 10, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl has enlisted some top Broadway talent for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's upcoming concert presentations of WEST SIDE STORY this summer. (more...)

BWW Review:  WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse is MagnificentBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse is Magnificent
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 7, 2016

See 'West Side Story' now at Paper Mill Playhouse through June 26th. Their production of this modern American classic is magnificent. (more...)

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