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Amar Ramasar made his Broadway debut in West Side Story. He was born in the Bronx, NY, and began his studies in 1993 at the School of American Ballet. In 2000 he was invited to become an apprentice at New York City Ballet and in 2001 he joined the company as a member of the Corps de Ballet. Ramasar was promoted to the rank of soloist in 2006 and in 2009 was promoted to principal dancer. In addition to his numerous ballet credits, he is featured in the film adaptation of Jerome Robbins' NY Export: Opus Jazz and the documentary Ballet 422, which follows the creation of Justin Peck's Paz de la Jolla. Ramasar received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer in 2015 and was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2000.

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Artists Band Together To Save Arts For Talented High School Students In New York

Performing and visual artists are banding together in Save NYSSSA Now to relaunch arts programming for talented high school students in the 52-year old New York Summer School for the Arts, known as NYSSSA. Despite an even greater need for student expression, the program has not been scheduled for 2024.

Works & Process Announces Fall 2023 Season

Championing creative process from studio to stage, Works & Process amplifies support for performing artists and their artistic process, and simultaneously provides the public with behind-the-scenes access to new works, fostering greater understanding and appreciation.

Works & Process Announces November Programs At Gibney Center, Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, And New York Public Library

This November, Works & Process continues to amplify its support for performing artists and their creative process, producing residencies across New York State and presenting a robust series of programs at the Guggenheim Museum and expanding offerings to Gibney Center, Lincoln Center, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. Featuring premieres by Les Ballet Afrik, Ephrat Asherie Dance, and Masterz at Work Dance Family; performances by Ladies of Hip-Hop and LayeRhythm Dance Conversation with New York City Club Legends; and additional LaunchPAD 'Process as Destination' residencies.

Works & Process Announces Fall 2022 Season Featuring the Creators of Broadway's SOME LIKE IT HOT & More

As a process-focused performing arts organization, Works & Process continued to provide opportunities and fees for artists throughout the pandemic, and pioneered the bubble residency model to support their work safely. The fall 2022 season will feature the official world premieres of works created by New York artists.

New York City Ballet Announces 2022 Spring Season

New York City Ballet’s 2022 Spring Season will open on Tuesday, April 19 with a program featuring two works by the Company’s co-Founding Choreographers – Serenade by George Balanchine and The Goldberg Variations by Jerome Robbins. 

Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY Will Not Reopen

It was announced today that Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story will not reopen on Broadway. 

VIDEO: New York City Ballet Teases 2021-22 Season in New Trailer

The season will include 16 weeks of repertory performances, including a four-week Fall Season (September 21 – October 17, 2021), six-week Winter Season (January 18 – February 27, 2022), and six-week Spring Season (April 19 – May 29, 2022).  See attached season calendars for complete programming information.

Wake Up With BWW 7/28: New WEST SIDE STORY Movie Trailer, WICKED Tour to Resume Next Week, and More!

Today's top stories: check out the new trailer for the West Side Story film, the Wicked tour will be the first to reopen when it resumes next week, and more!

Amar Ramasar Will Retire In May After 20 Years With City Ballet

Amar Ramasar will retire from City Ballet in May after 20 years with the company. Ramasar has previously 'accused of sending inappropriate texts and photos of other City Ballet dancers.' His final performance will be Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Which Broadway Shows Have NOT Announced Return Dates?

Over the past month, Broadway fans have had plenty of reasons to celebrate, as show after show has announced their own plans to resume performances in the coming months. While most Broadway productions have shared news about their return, some have yet to confirm their next steps.

Student Blog: Is Broadway Ready to Return?

While I would personally love to be back in a theater seeing a Broadway show, is it worth it if the money I am paying is going to the pockets of racist abusers?

Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!


Era 26 de septiembre de 1957 cuando el Winter Garden Theater de Broadway acogía el nuevo musical WEST SIDE STORY, con música de Leonard Bernstein, letras del entonces novato Stephen Sondheim, libreto de Arthur Laurents y coreografías de Jerome Robbins. Nadie sabía en aquel momento que lo que estaban viviendo era un acontecimiento que marcaría la historia de Broadway para siempre: El nacimiento de uno de los más grandes clásicos del Teatro Musical.

BWW Blog: How Different Shows Use Digital Technology

As the decades have gone by, Broadway has continued to develop and change along with the rest of the world.

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!

The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story. Check out photos from the opening night bows below!

Photo Coverage: WEST SIDE STORY Company Celebrates Opening Night!

The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below!

BWW TV: What Does WEST SIDE STORY Mean to You? Broadway Stars Answer on the Opening Night Red Carpet!

Some of Broadway's biggest stars, including Sierra Boggess, Joshua Henry, Jessica Vosk, Robin de Jesús, Will Hochman, Sherie Rene Scott and so many more tell us all about what the iconic West Side Story means to them!

Photo Coverage: On The Opening Night Red Carpet for WEST SIDE STORY

The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story.

BWW Review: Ivo van Hove's Alarmingly Charmless WEST SIDE STORY

Dear kindly Ivo van Hove, I often like your work, But when you stage revivals Your concepts go berserk. Your symbolism's clunky, Your edits are too thick. West Side Story doesn't need your schtick.

Tales from the West Side: An In-Depth Look at the Evolution of WEST SIDE STORY

Go inside the creation and 63-year evolution of the musical theatre masterpiece, West Side Story.


Amar Ramasar has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Amar Ramasar has not appeared in the West End

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