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West Side Story - 2006 - Houston, TX (Regional)

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. Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’s 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 Grammy® 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."


Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

(Houston, TX)
800 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2021
DeBose will join the previously announced Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson. Grammy-winner Dua Lipa is also making her acting debut in the film, which she will also produce an original score and title track for.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2021
The haunting tale of the French novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux lifts off the pages and onto the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre stage in Phantom starting Oct. 7.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021
The Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along will recommence at the Hayes Theatre Co on Thursday 21 October. A thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success, Merrily We Roll Along played its first preview in June before shuttering due to the Covid 19 lockdown in Sydney.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2021
On Saturday, October 2nd, the Sharon Playhouse will present a star-studded and glittering salute to EGOT recipient and Broadway’s Uber Maestro, the great Jonathan Tunick. The evening is conceived and directed by Alan M-L Wager and supported by a 27-piece orchestra with appearances by Broadway Guest Stars and Broadway Special Guests.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 28, 2021
When Stephen DeAngelis created this regular series dedicated to the understudies and standbys, he couldn't have known it would last nearly two decades... but he did know how important it was. And is.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2021
Anything Goes will sail into over 450 cinema screens nationwide for two nights only on Sunday 28 November and Wednesday 1 December in a live recording filmed at London’s renowned Barbican Theatre.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021
Curve theatre in Leicester will present A Chorus Line this December, featuring world famous dancer Adam Cooper and West End and Curve favourite Carly Mercedes Dyer.
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2021
Go inside first day of rehearsal for Signature Theatre's production of RENT! The production will reopen Signature's MAX Theatre for live performances from November 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021
Olivier Award winner and Musical Theatre icon Ruthie Henshall (Les Miserables; Miss Saigon; Oliver; Crazy For You; Chicago; Billy Elliot) will lead a reimagining of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s multi-award-winning Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre for a limited run.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2021
A bewitchingly cinematic extravaganza awaits when I Put a Spell on You, the annual sold-out Halloween concert-meets-party, streams online beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The virtual Halloween blowout, is this year dubbed “The Sanderson Variant'.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2021
Pacific Symphony's 2021-22 Classical Season is officially in full swing after an exciting opening weekend, marking the orchestra's return to live music in the concert hall. The second program in Pacific Symphony's season features two great Romantic masterworks and opens with an exciting world premiere by contemporary composer Frank Ticheli. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for RENT, book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, which will reopen Signature's MAX Theatre for live performances from November 2, 2021 – January 2, 2022. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center will reopen its doors on Friday, October 29, with the first performance of A Bronx Tale The Musical directed by Broadway veteran Richard H. Blake. Based on Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri’s play and subsequent film, A Bronx Tale is set in an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx of the racially charged 1960s.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
Discover the magic of movie musicals this month as BroadwayHD delivers an unforgettable lineup of some of the most beloved and well-known productions in history. Starting October 1, West Side Story will make its way to the platform along with Academy Award-winning musical, along with Academy Award-winning film Yentl, starring Barbra Streisand. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2021
Nadina Hassan will be joining the cast of Mean Girls on tour as none other than North Shore apex predator, Regina George.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 2, 2021
Things are opening up! As autumn continues there's no doubt that Broadway is coming to life again after its 18 month hiatus, with dozens of shows set to open (or re-open) before the end of the year. What better way to celebrate than with a playlist of our favorite opening numbers?
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 2, 2021
Farmers Alley Theatre will kick off its season with Jason Robert Brown's emotive song cycle, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – running October 8-24, directed by Broadway star and Kalamazoo native, Jerry Dixon who starred on Broadway in the musicals Once on this Island, Five Guys Named Moe and If/Then to name a few. 
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 2, 2021
Living legend Rita Moreno stops by 'Awards Chatter' podcast to chat about her life in the industry. On Tuesday, October 5 (9 pm), PBS will air American Masters - Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2021
The show also stars Dan Burton as 'Phil Davis', Matthew Jeans as 'Bob Wallace', Jessica Daley as 'Betty Haynes', Emily Langham as 'Judy Haynes' and Duncan Smith as 'General Waverly'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Rent!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2021
Curve, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Mayflower Theatre Southampton have today announced plans to launch a new UK tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, opening at Curve in February 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2021
The acclaimed Opus Two violin-piano duo returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, November 23 at 7pm for an unforgettable tribute to Stephen Sondheim featuring the New York premiere of A Little Night Music: Suite for Violin and Piano and celebration of the release of their world premiere recording of the same name on Bridge Records (4010).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021
The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for its 47th production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, featuring a world-premiere adaptation by Chicago-based theatermaker Lavina Jadhwani, directed by Joseph Haj.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will present Nicolas Dromard and Desirée Davar in Superheroes in Love on November 30th at 10 p.m. Known for their roles in Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Wicked and West Side Story, this married dynamic duo will share their intimate story of how they met and how their love blossomed through an evening of song and dance. 
by Michael Major - Oct 15, 2021
The stars of Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story remake discussed the research that went into making the film in order to make it as authentic as possible. Watch the new interview now!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2021
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Congressman Adirano Esppaillat of New York's 13th Congressional district kicked off New York Theatre Barn's third installment of A Seat at the Table roundtable series which featured A Panel of Latinx Theatre Creators.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2021
See production photos from Paper Mill Playhouse opening production of the 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2021
See highlights from Paper Mill Playhouse opening production of the 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2021
Choral Artists of Sarasota's 43rd season, “Carried Away,” opens with Leonard Bernstein's celebrated musical, “On The Town,” Sunday, November 7, 7 p.m., at Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021
Jenna Elser, artistic director of Glow Lyric Theatre in Greenville SC, is the winner of The American Prize in DIRECTING—The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize (theater/musical theater division), 2021, for 'West Side Story'. Jenna was selected from applications reviewed recently from across the United States.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2021
Amas Musical Theatre in association with Quixote Productions (Jason Rose, Producer) will present a two-week developmental workshop of Americano!, a new musical with a book by Michael Barnard and Jonathan Rosenberg and music composed by Carrie Rodriguez at the New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street).
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 13, 2021
El musical de Iván Macías y Félix Amador inicia en Sevilla su gira por España con la nueva producción de beon. Entertainment.
by Angeles Diaz - Oct 13, 2021
Después del éxito cosechado en Madrid, EL MÉDICO, el musical basado en el best seller de Noah Gordon, vuelve a subirse a los escenarios para comenzar su gira nacional. El musical se ha presentado hoy en Sevilla para anunciar que el tour levantará el telón el 22 de diciembre en el Auditorio de Cartuja Center CITE de Sevilla, donde permanecerá en cartel hasta el 2 de enero de 2022. A partir de ahí, será el musical más grande en gira por las principales ciudades españolas.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2021
Rob Richardson (Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, Tale of Two Cities) and Haley Swindal (Broadway: Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde) will head the industry presentations of Roy O’Neil’s Save The Palace on Thursday, October 21 at 2 PM & 6:30 PM.
by Alan Henry - Oct 13, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse begins performances tonight, October 13, 2021, for the opening production of the company's 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee. Get a first look at the cast in rehearsal!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2021
Opera Orlando's 2021-22 season celebrates one of opera's greats: Giuseppe Verdi. Audiences can enjoy his beloved classic, La Traviata, opening Halloween weekend at the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center.
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2021
Ahead of the Netflix premiere of her new documentary, BroadwayWorld caught up with Rita Moreno on the relevance of her new documentary, her role in the new West Side Story remake, Ariana DeBose, and more.
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 12, 2021
From October 12th-17th, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting a production of 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, which is located inside Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The show features a book penned by Patricia Resnick, who was one of the screenwriters behind the original movie, and an original score written by Dolly Parton. North Carolina Theatre's production stars Sara Jean Ford as Judy Bernly (the Jane Fonda role), Lauren Kennedy, the Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Raleigh, as Violet Newstead (the Lily Tomlin role), and Ryah Nixon as Doralee Rhodes (the Dolly Parton role). Not to mention that Raleigh's own Ira David Wood III, the Artistic and Executive Director of Theatre in the Park, will be making a special appearance in the show as the Chairman of the Board. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actor Ben Davis, who will be taking on the role of Franklin Hart, Jr. Ben has previously appeared on Broadway in LES MISÉRABLES, LA BOHÈME (which earned him along with his fellow cast members a special Tony Award in 2003), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, VIOLET, and DEAR EVAN HANSEN.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2021
The actors who will be playing the five Osmond brothers in the world premiere of THE OSMONDS: A New Musical are Ryan Anderson as Merrill Osmond, Jamie Chatterton as Alan Osmond, Alex Lodge as Jay Osmond, Danny Nattrass as Wayne Osmond and Joseph Peacock as Donny Osmond. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse begins performances tomorrow, October 13, 2021, for the opening production of the company’s 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2021
West End stars Daniel Boys (‘Spamalot’, ‘Avenue Q’ and ‘The Boys in the Band’ in the West End and Marvin in ‘Falsettos’) & Emily Tierney (Glinda in ‘Wicked’, Molly in ‘Ghost’, Super Hot Lady in ‘Eugenius’) will star in the European premiere of ‘Leonard Bernstein’s New York’ at Waterloo East Theatre.
by Angeles Diaz - Oct 11, 2021
Con el estreno del remake de Spielberg de WEST SIDE STORY, que se estrena este invierno, destacamos el trabajo de uno de los coreógrafos más importantes de Broadway y que hizo posible esta producción.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021
The Franklin Performing Arts Company will present Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. The production, choreographed by and starring Broadway’s Clay Rice-Thomson, will run October 15-17 and 22-24 at THE BLACK BOX.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2021
City Springs Theatre Company has announced Shuler Hensley as its  new Artistic Director. The Tony award winner has been an integral part of the company from its  inception in 2017 but will now take on a more prominent role, working closely with recently  named Executive Director, Natalie DeLancey. 
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 10, 2021
Today Richard chats with Broadway favorite Jon Rua, who has kept hard at work over the past year and a half creating incredible dance content for the world to enjoy. You can check out his work on his Youtube channel, or watch his RUA POP UP series, his work with Phish at Madison Square Garden, and Coheed & Cambria's music video. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2021
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel returned to the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage for the first time in 579 days with Homecoming: Concert And Gala, Saturday, October 9, 7PM, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. T
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021
A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, WHITE CHRISTMAS features the classic songs “Blue Skies”, “Sisters”, “I Love A Piano”, “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” and the most famous festive song of all… “White Christmas”.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021
Southeastern Connecticut's premiere opera company, Salt Marsh Opera, is celebrating its 20th Season with Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen with a well rounded and exciting cast. Jessica Ann Best will make her role debut as Carmen alongside rising star tenor Brian Cheney as Don Jose.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 1, 2021
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops have announced several updates to the 2021/22 schedule. Newly added artists include pianist Inon Barnatan; CSO Acting Associate Principal Flute Henrik Heide; vocalists Cynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Tatiana Mayfield; and local folk duo Over The Rhine.