West Side Story

More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Tonyģ Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurentsís Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. WEST SIDE STORY remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of WEST SIDE STORY recently won the 2010 Grammyģ Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."


by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts announces complete casting for their upcoming production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
ASCAP Award-winning writerproducer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'The Boy Next Door'--being released July 23rd--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Charlie Franklin ('The Book of Mormon'), and others. 
by Walter McBride - Jul 9, 2019
Get a look at the marquee for Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Come to the Cabaret, your table's waiting! Decadent nightlife meets dangerous times at Berlin's alluring Kit Kat Klub in the iconic Broadway musical Cabaret, on stage July 17 through August 10.
by Walter McBride - Jul 9, 2019
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is now in previews on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre ahead of a July 25 opening night. The company just met the press and we're giving you a sneak peek from the big day below! Be sure to check back later for complete photo and video coverage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Curve announces the title of its 2019 Christmas show for children and their families, a brand-new production based on the number one best-selling picture book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, Giraffes Can't Dance. The show will be produced in association with Hachette Children's Group and Coolabi Group and will run in the Curve's 300-seat studio from 9 to 31 Dec this year.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 8, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Hangar Theatre Company continues its 45th Mainstage Summer Season with the regional premiere of the fabulous, sparkly, feel-good musical, Kinky Boots, directed and choreographed by Gerry Mcintyre. With music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein, this high-energy show runs from July 19 through August 3 with matinee and evening performances.
by Marianka Swain - Jul 8, 2019
JoAnn M Hunter has choreographed for Broadway and West End shows like School of Rock, Disaster and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. Her current project is the London Palladium revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Jac Yarrow, Jason Donovan and Sheridan Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Opens at Tuacahn Center for the Arts; Tony Award Winner Robert L. Freedman attends 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
West Side Story screenwriter, Tony Kushner, paid a visit to the barrio to hang with composer and Piraguiro, Lin-Manuel Miranda, on the set of In the Heights.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Olivier Award nominee and Broadway Disney Princess, Sierra Boggess, makes her London concert debut in February 2020 at the iconic Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square. The show which is produced by Club 11 London and Take Two Theatricals will take place on Sunday 02 February 2020 at 6.30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Something great is coming! Stephen Spielberg's film adaptation of the classic musical West Side Story has officially started filming and is set to release at the end of next year! The cast, led by Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, just got a surprise visitor on set- lyricist Stephen Sondheim!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) announced today that single tickets for An Evening with the Best of Broadway, the highly anticipated concert finale to the 2019 DSM Gala, will go on sale Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
Sing For Your Seniors brought cast members from 'The Cher Show,' 'Chicago The Musical' and 'Cats The Musical' to Encore Community Services in midtown on June 25th.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 7, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist and director. The news was reported on Facebook, by Charnin's daughter, Sasha. Charnin was 84.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opened at The Glimmerglass Festival July 6 in the company's first-ever production of America's original "musical play."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School. This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 6, 2019
Tendra lugar ma√Īana a las 19h en el Auditorio de San Lorenzo del Escorial.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that composer and orchestrator Sid Ramin, best known for his work on West Side Story, has died, according to The New York Times. Ramin was 100 years old.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 15, 2019
Today's top stories: a flood at The Lion King results in costume adjustments, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Popular actor and musical theatre star Malcolm Terrey joins the cast of the smash hit South African production of KINKY BOOTS at The Fugard Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre today announce the full cast for Nancy Medina's production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running. Medina directs Geoff Aymer (West), Ray Emmet Brown (Wolf), Derek Ezenagu (Hambone), Andrew French (Memphis), Leon Herbert (Holloway), Michael Salami (Sterling) and Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Risa). The production opens at Royal & Derngate Northampton on 4 September, with previews from 31 August and runs until 14 September before embarking on a UK tour to Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Oxford Playhouse, Cast Doncaster, New Wolsey Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Derby Theatre.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 15, 2019
Del 1 al 28 de julio, todos los lectores de BroadwayWorld Spain podran votar a sus favoritos entre la lista de candidatos
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2019
This year, for the very first time, 43 Helpmann Awards are being presented across two nights and two events in Melbourne, at the Victorian home of the performing arts, Arts Centre Melbourne.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2019
For one-night-only, on SATURDAY 27TH July 2019 at 7:30pm, Emcee Jake Hellier and the Royal Surrey Choir return to the stage for their 2019 Summer Charity Concert 'It's The Girls' celebrating the 60's Girl-Group revolution and featuring classic songs from Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Carole King and more!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 13, 2019
Ariana DeBose is taking on the role of Anita in the upcoming West Side Story film! Today, the actress shared a first look at herself in the role on her Instagram.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
The Lexington Theatre Company opened their fifth summer season with West Side Story, July 11-14 at The Lexington Opera House.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
The Perfect Fit, a new family musical featuring book, music and lyrics by twelve-year-old musical sensation Joshua Turchin (The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film, Forbidden Broadway Salutes Carol Channing, A Christmas Story National Tour, TrevorLive, The Pill) will be making its world premiere this Summer in a staged developmental production that will run August 11 - 23 as part of the Rave Theater Festival. Directed by Broadway veteran Garth Kravits (Drowsy Chaperone, Gettin' the Band Back Together), The Perfect Fit will run at the Teatro Latea Theater, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor. 
by Taylor Clemons - Jul 12, 2019
Colton Ryan and Evy Ortiz in West Side Story. Photo courtesy of The Lexington Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Get a first look inside Tennessee William's The Night of the Iguana which begins a strictly limited season at the Noel Coward Theatre on Saturday 6th July.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 11, 2019
Today's top stories: casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of West Side Story, Broadway in Bryant Park kicks off today, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Audiences for the Seacoast Repertory Theatre's production of Evita can make up their own minds whether Argentine legend Eva Peron used sex as a path to political power, or overcame personal hardships to emerge as a revered champion of the country's 'shirtless ones.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of Writer, Composer, Lyricist, Director, and Performer Martin Charnin, who passed away on July 6, 2019 at age 84. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Neil Simon Theatre in New York, where his legendary musical Annie first opened, for one minute on Friday, July 12 at exactly 7:45pm.
by Chelcy Harrell - Jul 11, 2019
Disney's NEWSIES, a musical, historical fiction, based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, fills the Civic Center Music Hall with a hefty dose testosterone and rebellion that will have you itching to pump your fists in the air after each raucous, rambunctious number. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Solistas Ensamble de Bellas Artes, dirigido por Christian Gohmer, ofrecerá un programa dedicado al teatro musical, en el que retomará temas de reconocidos espectáculos, como Chicago, Cabaret, Los miserables y El violinista en el tejado, entre otros. El domingo 14 de julio, a las 13:00, en el Teatro de las Artes del Centro Nacional de las Artes y el viernes 19, a las 18:00, en la Sala Manuel M. Ponce del Palacio de Bellas Artes.
by Alan Portner - Jul 11, 2019
Meredith Willson's 'Music Man' at 'Theatre In The Park' could not be a more iconic community theater rendition of early twentieth century Iowa and Americana unless the entire forty-six member cast entered by running through a framed newsprint mock-up of Grant Wood's 'American Gothic.'   As a matter of fact, the couple from Grant Wood's painting (complete with pitchfork) show up in the opening scene.  
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 11, 2019
Today's subjects Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey are currently living their theatre lives as the writing team for the excellent swashbuckling World Premiere Musical Blackbeard at Signature Theatre. The production runs through July 14th in the MAX.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Holy hit! Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with SISTER ACT - the exciting and joyful musical adaptation of the beloved 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Danielle Wade (Mean Girls), known for winning CBC's Over The Rainbow, the nationwide search Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz,joins 54 Sings Avril Lavigne at Feinstein's54 Below.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
This past month was filled with exciting stage-to-screen news! In casting news, The Little Mermaid cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid film and Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of The Prom on Netflix has cast Meryl Streep and James Corden in lead roles. Amy Sherman-Palladino announced she is writing the script, as well as directing, the Gypsy film remake and Kinky Boots is heading to Broadway HD!
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 11, 2019
Expect musical hijinks when The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC (PAS) presents The Producers,through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, for its summer musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
WEST SIDE STORY opens on July 11 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies.
by Taylor Clemons - Jul 10, 2019
Broadway's Colton Ryan talks returning to his roots this weekend as he opens West Side Story with The Lexington Theatre Company
by Alan Henry - Jul 10, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that the previously announce revival of beloved musical West Side Story will begin previews on Dec. 10, 2019 and open February 6th at the Broadway Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The Lexington Theatre Company opens their fifth summer season, combining 'Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls' with West Side Story, July 11-14 at The Lexington Opera House. The educational mission of 'The Lex' centers around training the next generation of musical theatre artists, as college students from around the country perform alongside and learn from seasoned pros.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 10, 2019
Today's top stories: the cast of Moulin Rouge! met the press yesterday, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Something great is coming! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the classic Leonard Bernstein musical West Side Story is making its return to Broadway this winter directed by Ivo van Hove, and the revival has found its cast (including 23 Broadway debuts!) In honor of the occasion, we've getting to know the production's cast of Jets and Sharks! Check it all out below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Award-winning New London Barn Playhouse presents The Odd Couple running one week only July 10th to July 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present Gertrude and Claudius, a new play by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain (Dancing Lessons, Freud's Last Session), based on the novel by John Updike.