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Photo Flashback: Ken Marshall in 1980


Take a look back at this throwback photo of Ken Marshall after a performance in West Side Story in 1980!

A Broadway revival of West Side Story opened at the Minskoff Theatre on February 14, 1980 and closed on November 30, 1980, after 333 performances. It was directed and choreographed by Robbins, with the book scenes co-directed by Gerald Freedman; produced by Gladys Nederlander and Tom Abbott and Lee Becker Theodore assisted the choreography reproduction. The original scenic, lighting, and costume designs were used.

It starred Ken Marshall as Tony, Josie de Guzman as Maria and Debbie Allen as Anita. Both de Guzman and Allen received Tony Award nominations as Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and the musical was nominated as Best Reproduction (Play or Musical). Allen won the Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. Other notable cast members in the revival included Brent Barrett as Diesel, Harolyn Blackwell as Francisca, Stephen Bogardus as Mouth Piece and Reed Jones as Big Deal.

Photo Flashback: Ken Marshall in 1980
Ken Marshall leaving the Minskoff Theatre after a performance in West Side Story on June 1, 1980 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

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