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Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (99)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
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BWW Review: Jacksonville's Youth Rumble in WEST SIDE STORY at SMTEBWW Review: Jacksonville's Youth Rumble in WEST SIDE STORY at SMTE
by Heather Vollman - Jul 22, 2017

For 12 years running, the FSCJ Artist series and the Wilson Center for the Arts has produced an Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience. This year brings WEST SIDE STORY, a mammothly essential piece of work to all musical theatre lovers. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, WEST SIDE STORY is often heralded as a top 5 work of theatre. The show runs through July 30th, and tickets are available here. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Stage 2 to Present WEST SIDE STORYWhite Plains Performing Arts Center Stage 2 to Present WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of PARADE, CHESS  and IN THE HEIGHTS; this summer White Plains Performing Arts Center STAGE 2 will present the ground-breaking musical masterpiece, WEST SIDE STORY, running July 28-30 and August 4-6. (more...)

BWW Previews: WEST SIDE STORY at MasterCard TheatresBWW Previews: WEST SIDE STORY at MasterCard Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

West Side Story will come to the MasterCard Theatres at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore this fall.  (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Set for Summer at New London Barn PlayhouseWEST SIDE STORY Set for Summer at New London Barn Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

New London Barn Playhouse presents West Side Story, running July 19 - August 6. It will be directed by Keith Coughlin and choreographed by Michael Jablonski, with music direction by Jonathan Parks. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ivoryton Playhouse Plays It Cool with WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: Ivoryton Playhouse Plays It Cool with WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. (more...)

Danbury's Musicals at Richter Continues 33rd Season with WEST SIDE STORYDanbury's Musicals at Richter Continues 33rd Season with WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 33rd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its summer season with 'West Side Story,' the explosive musical retelling of the Romeo and Juliet story set against the backdrop of rival street gangs in 1950s New York City. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury July 7 through 22, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, July 13 and 20. (more...)

40 Years Ago Tomorrow, Penguin Rep Was Born40 Years Ago Tomorrow, Penguin Rep Was Born
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

When Penguin Rep Theatre opens its month-long run of COBB, Lee Blessing's play about the legendary baseball player Ty Cobb, today, it will be exactly 40 years to the day since the enterprising company gave its first performance... (more...)

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Gets Dancing in Rehearsal at Ivoryton PlayhousePhoto Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Gets Dancing in Rehearsal at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City in the breathtaking musical, WEST SIDE STORY which opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on July 5th. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and MoreRattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its complete 2017/18 which will kick off with Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! this September, presented in association with Rosalind Productions, Inc., music by Diana Oh, co-directed by Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and Oh, with music direction by Ryan McCurdy. The mainstage season will continue in January 2018 with Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's DRAW THE CIRCLE will be presented in repertory. (more...)

Mia Pinero and Stephen Mir to Star in WEST SIDE STORY at Ivoryton PlayhouseMia Pinero and Stephen Mir to Star in WEST SIDE STORY at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City in the breathtaking musical, WEST SIDE STORY which opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on July 5th. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original 1957 Broadway production ran for over 700 performances before going on tour, and garnered 6 Tony nominations. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PANCabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

Ronald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & NobleRonald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

On July 12th, 6-7pm - International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador/performing artist Ronald Rand will be joined by legendary film star Brian Cox, stage and screen actress Nicole Ansari, one of America's greatest sculptors Carolyn D. Palmer, singer extraordinaire Julie Budd, Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes, Broadway and film director Michael Pressman, historian Louise Hirschfeld, and legendary portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler for an exciting panel discussion about creativity in film, theater, music and art at Barnes & Noble-Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, NYC. (more...)

BWW Review: Arden Theater's GYPSY packs a Wallop!BWW Review: Arden Theater's GYPSY packs a Wallop!
by Pati Buehler - Jun 19, 2017

Arden sticks with a winner casting Mary Martello as the perilous, unstoppable freight-train of stage mothers for their season closer. (more...)

Alex Bernstein Discusses Father's WEST SIDE STORY at International Thespian FestivalAlex Bernstein Discusses Father's WEST SIDE STORY at International Thespian Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

West Side Story, is a perennial favorite, partly because it's inspired by Romeo and Juliet. The musical,  with concept and choreography by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and music by Leonard Bernstein,  debuted on Broadway 50 years ago and was most recently revived in 2009.  (more...)

Laura Benanti to Bring TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE to Provincetown, Palm Springs and MoreLaura Benanti to Bring TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE to Provincetown, Palm Springs and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Laura Benanti has announced her fall/winter 2017 tour dates for her solo show 'Tales from Soprano Isle,' including stops in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Palm Springs and Ohio. (more...)

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company Finds Full Company for WEST SIDE STORYScottsdale Musical Theater Company Finds Full Company for WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company has announced its full cast for its upcoming production of West Side Story, at Tempe Center for the Arts  (700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ), August 17 - 20, 2017. (more...)

Phoenix Productions to Present WEST SIDE STORY This JulyPhoenix Productions to Present WEST SIDE STORY This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Phoenix Productions will present its revival of West Side Story at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for a two-weekend run beginning July 14th. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Hit Utah Cultural Celebration Center's Outdoor AmphitheaterWEST SIDE STORY to Hit Utah Cultural Celebration Center's Outdoor Amphitheater
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

A timeless classic, West Side Story tells the story of star-crossed lovers caught in a turf war between rival ethnic gangs, played out in the streets of Manhattan. Come sing along with the Grammy-winning score, which include classics 'Something's Coming,' 'Maria,' 'America,' 'Somewhere,' 'Tonight,' 'I Feel Pretty,' 'Jet Song,' and 'Cool. (more...)

GYPSY Extended at Arden Theatre Company!GYPSY Extended at Arden Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Due to popular demand, the Arden Theatre Company announces a one-week extension of the musical GYPSY by Arthur Laurents, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The show, originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 18, will now close Sunday, June 25, 2017. (more...)

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