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Tony Kushner Currently Working on Script for WEST SIDE STORY RemakeTony Kushner Currently Working on Script for WEST SIDE STORY Remake
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Prolific filmmaker Steven Spielberg reveals that a remake of WEST SIDE STORY is currently in the works, featuring a script by Tony Kushner. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Screens WEST SIDE STORY in the Park TonightOrlando Shakespeare Theater Screens WEST SIDE STORY in the Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites Central Florida to its 4th Annual Free Movie Night in the Park tonight, May 7, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. Presented in association with the Enzian Theater, the free screening of the 10 time Academy Award-winning film WEST SIDE STORY is open to the public. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in JuneTony Winner Ben Vereen Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in June
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award winner, Ben Vereen, will bring his critically-acclaimed one-man show, Steppin' Out, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 17 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 18 (7 p.m.).Highlighting Mr. Vereen's unique blend of artistry, Steppin' Out combines a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. in an evening of unforgettable song and stories. Featuring songs from his immense repertoire - such as 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries' and 'Mr. Bojangles' - Mr. Vereen will also perform other hit songs including 'Defying Gravity,' 'Stand By Me,' and 'My Way.' Tickets range in price from $65 - $85 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

The Mountain Play Announces WEST SIDE STORY CastThe Mountain Play Announces WEST SIDE STORY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Mountain Play -  Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of West Side Story, which will be ready to rumble in the San Francisco Bay Area this May. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Screen WEST SIDE STORY in the Park This MayOrlando Shakespeare Theater to Screen WEST SIDE STORY in the Park This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites Central Florida to its 4th Annual Free Movie Night in the Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. Presented in association with the Enzian Theater, the free screening of the 10 time Academy Award-winning film WEST SIDE STORY is open to the public. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hollywood Museum's Exhibit CELEBRATION OF ENTERTAINMENT AWARDSPhoto Flash: First Look at Hollywood Museum's Exhibit CELEBRATION OF ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2016

The Hollywood Museum will once again proudly present the annual "Celebration of Entertainment Awards" exhibit, which will include nominees and winners from this season's entertainment awards shows. Featured in this exhibit are costumes, props, posters and iconic images from current nominated and award winning film and television shows including Trumbo, The Danish Girl, Peanuts, The Big Short, Inside Out, Brooklyn, as well as Orange is the New Black, The Good Wife, Walking Dead, Mad Men, Transparent and House of Lies, to name a few.  (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host Free Outdoor Screening of WEST SIDE STORYOrlando Shakespeare Theater to Host Free Outdoor Screening of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites Central Florida to its 4th Annual Free Movie Night in the Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. Presented in association with the Enzian Theater, the free screening of the 10 time Academy Award-winning film West Side Story is open to the public. The Theater has also partnered with The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar to offer guests the opportunity to purchase dinner and dessert before the movie. The outdoor event will take place on the lawn of Loch Haven Park at the corner of Mills Avenue and Princeton Street. For further information call (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visit www.orlandoshakes.org, or stop by in person at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.).   (more...)

The Mountain Play Association Announces Award-Winning Artistic Team For WEST SIDE STORYThe Mountain Play Association Announces Award-Winning Artistic Team For WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2015

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience - is proud to present the Tony Award© winning musical West Side Story directed by Jay Manley, music directed by David Moschler and choreographed by Nicole Helfer for its 103rd season in 2016. (more...)

DVR Alert - Oscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY Airs on THIRTEEN TonightDVR Alert - Oscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY Airs on THIRTEEN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

After Friday evening's presentation of Great Performances: Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do on PBS, Reel 13's November schedule kicks off the following night with Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' Academy Award-winning film adaptation of West Side Story. (more...)

Oscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY to Air on THIRTEEN This WeekendOscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY to Air on THIRTEEN This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

After Friday evening's presentation of Great Performances: Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do on PBS, Reel 13's November schedule kicks off the following night with Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' Academy Award-winning film adaptation of West Side Story. (more...)

The School of Visual Arts to Screen WEST SIDE STORY, 11/22-23The School of Visual Arts to Screen WEST SIDE STORY, 11/22-23
by Movies News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

In October of 1961, “West Side Story” opened in theaters nationwide.  It has been deemed one of the most “culturally significant” films ever made, by the United States Library of Congress. (more...)

George Chakiris to Appear at SVA Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Screenings Next MonthGeorge Chakiris to Appear at SVA Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Screenings Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Join SVA Theatre and Leslie Ann Bennett for two special screenings of the Academy Award-winning movie musical WEST SIDE STORY (1961) with special guest and Oscar-winning star of the film, George Chakiris on Sunday, November 22 at 5 p.m. and Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: See Donna McKechnie and More in Highlights from IN YOUR ARMS at The Old GlobeSTAGE TUBE: See Donna McKechnie and More in Highlights from IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe
by TV - On the Road - Sep 25, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production opened last night, September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. Below, watch highlights of the 10 dance vignettes, featuring Donna McKechnie and more! (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's Dance-Theatre Musical IN YOUR ARMS Opens Tonight at The Old GlobeGattelli & Flaherty's Dance-Theatre Musical IN YOUR ARMS Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production opens tonight, September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Ronin Audio Books Presents Special SPECTRE Edition of JAMES BOND LIFESTYLE by Paul KyriaziRonin Audio Books Presents Special SPECTRE Edition of JAMES BOND LIFESTYLE by Paul Kyriazi
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

As the 24th installation in the James Bond film series nears its worldwide release this November, Ronin Audio Books is proud to announce a special SPECTRE edition of James Bond Lifestyle creator Paul Kyriazi's classic course - available now for Amazon Kindle. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Iconic Writers, Graceful Dancers Bring Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS to Life at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look - Iconic Writers, Graceful Dancers Bring Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS to Life at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production is currently in previews for an opening on September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old GlobeGattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Jay Manley to Direct WEST SIDE STORY for The Mountain Play AssociationJay Manley to Direct WEST SIDE STORY for The Mountain Play Association
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience -  is proud to present the Tony Award© winning musical West Side Story directed by Jay Manley for its 103rd season in 2016.   (more...)

Free Screening of WEST SIDE STORY Set for Lincoln Center Plaza TonightFree Screening of WEST SIDE STORY Set for Lincoln Center Plaza Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera announced that they are co-presenting a free outdoor screening of Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise's Academy Award-winning film West Side Story on the Lincoln Center Plaza in front of the opera house tonight, August 28 at 7:45pm. (more...)

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