West Side Story

More than fifty years ago, a show about New York City changed musical theatre forever. Now, it's coming home to make history once again. WEST SIDE STORY returns in a groundbreaking new production directed by its legendary librettist, Tony Award� winner Arthur Laurents.



From the first notes to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Mr. Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim -- a collection of standards that includes "Tonight," "America," "Maria," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere" -- is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. And the extraordinary, Tony-winning winning choreography by Jerome Robbins completely changed the language of Broadway dance. This production will offer a bold new design that builds on the show's raw power and emotion to create a fresh experience unlike any that came before it.



Don't miss this thrilling presentation of a matchless work of art.

Schedule

Durham Performing Arts Center

(Durham, NC)
The American Tobacco District 123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701
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by Richard Ridge - Oct 9, 2019
On Friday, November 1, the venue will welcome the star for an intimate and elegant evening spotlighting Christian's vivid theatrical life in London and New York. His autobiographical performance features songs by Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Paul McCartney, Sting, Annie Lennox, and Al Green. These are interwoven with personal and surprising anecdotes and stories that illuminate the musical material. Christian was a star dancer with The Joffrey Ballet in New York in the 60s and 70s. He has choreographed and designed costumes for ballet companies across the US and Europe, as well as designing stage wardrobe for Ann Reinking and Tina Turner.
by Ben Rimalower - Oct 9, 2019
Actor-singer-dancer-choreographer Adam Fleming became a part of Broadway history originating the roles of Sketch in Hairspray and Lucas in Bare. In 2005, he starred in David Brind and Adam Salky's acclaimed short film, Dare, about two teenage boys' tense, spark-filled encounter in a pool following high school play practice. Dare gained a cult following as part of Strand Releasing's 'Boys Life' series and ultimately achieved worldwide popularity via more than 12 Million views on Youtube. The fan fervor (and fan fiction!) eventually inspired a sequel, ten years later. The original and the sequel are now being presented together as The Dare Project and attracting new legions of fans.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation's longest-running youth theatre program, is proud to present its 72nd Season, Dance to your Own Beat. All of the shows will celebrate what makes someone special, unique, extraordinary, and folks who are brave enough to take a stand, challenge social norms, or even swim upstream.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
The Muny has announced that St. Louis native and longtime Muny performer, Alex Prakken will star alongside the previously announced Mikaela Bennett in the eighth installment of its off-season concert series, Muny Magic at The Sheldon, November 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jordan and Kayla Grizzard in HE SAID | SHE SAID on November 1st! This duo has spent the first 10 years of their relationship in a back and forth tumbleweed romance, and the next 10 years arguing about how it happened! Come see this belting partnership duke it out once and for all! It's a classic battle of the sexes, so come pick a corner and jump in the ring with who you think is right!You'll hear songs like a?oeWhen A Man Loves A Womana??, a?oeSomeone Like Youa??, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Broadway couple Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers have announced the birth of The Link Theatre Company, a new professional theatre company located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The Link is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement at Portland's Keller Auditorium for one week only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical choreographed by original Broadway cast member Clay Thomson and starring Broadway's Sam Zeller as Trunchbull October 19, 20, and 25-27 at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers have announced their newest venture, The Link Theatre Company, the first professional theatre company in Northeast Arkansas.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Picher Project, a new musical in a one-night concert engagement on October 23rd, 9:30pm. The Picher Project, a new musical, explores the rise, boom, destruction, and fall of the abandoned mining town of Picher, Oklahoma.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019
Feinstein's at Vitello's newest monthly series, mostlyNEWmusicals, continues Monday, 10.7.19 with selections from 2 musicals by acclaimed composer and recording artist Kevin Ray. The cast features Broadway's Rhett George (MEMPHIS, WICKED, SWEET CHARITY) along with Tommy Hobson (“Fresh Beat Band,” Ovation Award winner: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at La Mirada), Laura Dickinson (“Phineas and Ferb,” 4x Grammy® winner, 3x Emmy® winner), Eric B. Anthony (B'way: THE LION KING, Skylight Theatre: BRONCO BILLY), Gabriela Carrillo (PRINCE OF EGYPT at Tuacahn, AMERICAN MARIACHI at South Coast Rep), Marisa Matthews (EVITA at San Diego Rep, upcoming ROCK OF AGES in Hollywood), Elysa Gomez (Las Vegas: ROCK OF AGES, world premiere: CONGA), Miatta Lebile (CBS Diversity Showcase), Kelley Dorney (NICE WORK at Musical Theater West, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE at 3D and Tuacahn), and Bella Hicks (national tour: BEEHIVE, AMERICAN IDOT at La Mirada) and Justin Luciano (WEST SIDE STORY at VA Rep).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Olney Theatre Center presents its biggest, most technically challenging musical to-date when it produces Singin In The Rain, November 8, 2019 - January 5, 2020, directed by Marcos Santana. Santana, who directed and choreographed In The Heights, which won the 2018 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical Production, is joined by choreographer Grady Bowman who choreographed 2017's My Fair Lady. Press is invited to attend the performance on Thursday, November 14 at 8:00pm. Keeping with its tradition of partnering with community oriented non-profits during its holiday productions, Olney Theatre will be accepting donations of new or gently used coats to be distributed to community members in-need by One Warm Coat.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The Epstein Theatre has plenty of action-packed live entertainment this October featuring a fantastic selection of theatre productions to the finest in live music and comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents West Side Story, Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The complete cast, including visiting cast with Broadway credentials and returning local actors, has been announced for Pioneer Theatre Company's Concert Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the wildly popular 1988 MGM comedy that was a hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The concert-style production runs just three performances, over October 18 & 19, 2019, and is an add-on to PTC's 2019-2020 season.
by Don Grigware - Oct 4, 2019
Actress/Producer Tal Fox is about to open in the rarely produced In Trousers at The Lounge. In our conversation she tells us about this and her other theatrical chestnuts. TAL FOX  - Tal is an LA-based actress, singer and theater educator. Theater credits include: Max & Ruby (National Tour), The Christians (Center Theatre Group), Star Is Born 3, Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz (The Rockwell), Kiss Me, Kate, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Zorba, Hello Again, The Spitfire Grill, Ragtime... Tal holds a BFA in Musical Theater and BA in Communications from Pace University, and is also a producer, writer, and casting director. Producing credits include: Star is Born 3 (The Rockwell) and Dreamgirls (5-Star Theatricals). Casting work includes: Good Grief (Center Theater Group), Collective Rage (Theatre @ Boston Court), 5-Star Theatrical's productions of Shrek, Matilda, West Side Story, and The Music Man. Follow her on Instagram: @talmorningdew ~Tal  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The Oratorio Society of New York begins its four-concert 2019-20 season on Tuesday, November 5, with a special program at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2019
Today's top stories: read reviews for Freestyle Love Supreme, and more!
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
 Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen, announced today that it will honor Emmy Award-winning “Queer Eye” production company Scout Productions at the 2019 Outfest Legacy Awards Gala: A Benefit to Protect Our Past and Build Our Future, on Sunday, October 27th. Outfest will also honor “Vida” creator, executive producer and showrunner Tanya Saracho during the “Unveiling of a New Era” themed gala. The show will be hosted by Emmy nominated Sheryl Lee Ralph and include a special performance by Dana Goldberg. This year's awards dinner will once again take place at performing arts venue Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles, with head chef Neal Fraser of Redbird and the show will be produced by Tony award-winning producer Scott Mauro. 
by Laura Iniguez - Oct 3, 2019
'Erase una Isla (Once on this Island)' está basada en la novela 'My Love, My Love' de Rosa Guy, y fue llevada a los escenarios de Broadway en 1990; desde entonces ha tenido exitosas producciones alrededor del mundo, su última producción fue el revival de Broadway en 2017 con un cast estelar que incluía a Lea Salonga, y actualmente se encuentra en National Tour por EEUU.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Oct 3, 2019
El pasado sábado 28 de septiembre, el remake cinematográfico de WEST SIDE STORY dirigido por Stephen Spielberg finalizó su rodaje en los Stiner Studios de Nueva York, y su director ha querido celebrarlo con una sentida carta de agradecimiento a todo el equipo.
by Don Grigware - Oct 3, 2019
Jazz artist Sylvia Brooks has quite a fascinating background to share with us. In her live concert at Feinstein's Upstairs at Vitello's on October 26 she will sing from her three albums with an eclectic mix of songs. Talk about your album The Arrangement and how it became a breakout in forwarding your career. SB: Before I started to make this album, I was in a bit of a quandary. I knew that I wanted to explore a variety of styles- and really didn't want to only stick with one idea in order to make the album cohesive. I love Latin music, Classic Jazz, Blues and certain pop songs that I have always wanted to record, like the Beatles 'Eleanor Rigby' and Hank Willi
by Chris Struck - Oct 3, 2019
To fans of Renée Marino, it must come as no surprise that this Jersey, Italian girl would perform a fantastic set while filling the room with her out-sized personality. Her story to becoming film and stage actress became the thrilling subject of yet another spectacular performance.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Broadway Superhero Party! on November 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm. Peter Parker, Gamora, Thor, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers--your friendly neighborhood superheroes go from page to screen to stage in The Broadway Superhero Party! Join a cast of Broadway's mightiest heroes as they celebrate their favorite superheros and what they mean to them. You never know what can happen when superheroes let loose - this is a crossover both Broadway and comic lovers will be lining up for!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement at Seattle's Paramount Theatre for one week only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Inis Nua Theatre presents the Philadelphia Premiere of the award-winning play THE NIGHT ALIVE by Tony Award-nominated Conor McPherson. THE NIGHT ALIVE tells the story of Tommy who lives in a filthy studio apartment and survives on odd jobs around Dublin. When he rescues a young woman from her abusive boyfriend, Tommy's dilapidated home becomes a safe haven from her violent past and the tenuous friendship they build forever alters their lives. The production will be directed by Barrymore Award-nominated director and Inis Nua Founder and Artistic Director Tom Reing. Previews begin Wednesday, October 9, with opening night on Friday, October 11. The show runs through October 27, 2019 for a total of 15 performances. All performances will take place at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake, 302 South Hicks Street. Tickets are $15 - $35. For reservations, visit inisnuatheatre.org.
by Carol Kassie - Oct 16, 2019
West Side Story: Classic. Powerful. Groundbreaking. Heartbreaking. All words that have been used to describe one of Broadway's most memorable and iconic pieces of musical theatre. The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in collaboration with Broadway Palm will present West Side Story as the first production in their brand-new Broadway at the LPAC series. The show will run from November 14th through December 1st.
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 16, 2019
Inspired by William Shakespeare's famous play, Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City in the mid-1950s. The story explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The Jets, a white gang, and the Sharks, who are immigrants from Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang's leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Oct 16, 2019
Con sette mesi di programmazione, 200 repliche e 200.000 spettatori nella sola città di Milano, 'Mary Poppins' è stato il musical di maggiore successo dell'ultima stagione teatrale.
by Mark C. Lloyd - Oct 16, 2019
TF: Honestly, after a rough divorce, and the prospect of not seeing my children on a daily basis, I was in pretty rough shape, mentally. I saw and answered an ad for a Christian theater group's production of 'It's a Wonderful Life' simply to have something to do (Little did they know what they were unleashing on the world). Immediately the bug that is theater bit me. I had a home and purpose once again. . This community of ours is unlike any I've ever experienced. We are truly a family in every sense of the word. It has saved my life countless times.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's a?oeoff-night hotspota?? by The New York Times a?" will present the return of Roberto Araujo in Do You Dream In Spanish? on Friday, November 15 at 9:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Two brand new musical theatre shows are being premiered at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre this weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Kander & Ebb's (Chicago, Cabaret) Tony Award-winning musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman, is now in rehearsals at Melbourne Theatre Company ahead of its opening on Friday 22 November at Southbank Theatre.
by Gary Naylor - Oct 15, 2019
Assassins is never less than engaging and interesting, for all its structural flaws. Worth the ticket price just to see the virtuosity of this super-talented cast.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at NC Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, playing now through October 20th at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. 
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 14, 2019
The Legendary Chita Rivera keeps on moving in her extraordinary nightclub act at 54 Below.
by Seth Tucker - Oct 14, 2019
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE PARODY MUSICAL Slays at All Puppet Players. Guttural, laugh out loud, wipe the tears away kind of funny with jokes as fast, furious, and perfectly obnoxious as a jackhammer. Warning: Explicit Language.
by Chantal Kunst - Oct 14, 2019
Vanwege de enorme vraag naar kaarten voor de Queen rockmusical WE WILL ROCK YOU zijn er, zelfs voordat de repetities zijn begonnen, ruim 20 extra voorstellingen toegevoegd aan de Nederlandse tournee. De spectaculair nieuwe, volledig Engelstalige versie WE WILL ROCK YOU zal nu ook te zien zal zijn in Theater Orpheus in Apeldoorn, Parkstad Limburg Theaters in Heerlen en het Chassé Theater in Breda. Omdat de vraag naar kaarten alle verwachtingen overtreft zijn er ook in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, het World Forum Theater in Den Haag en Schouwburg Hengelo extra voorstellingen toegevoegd. De kaartverkoop voor alle extra voorstellingen van WE WILL ROCK YOU is vandaag van start gegaan.
by Matt Windman - Oct 13, 2019
Two years ago, I revisited French Woods Festival of the Arts (which I attended from 1999 to 2002 as a camper/teen actor and then as an assistant director/stage manager) and BroadwayWorld kindly published an article I wrote about the experience. In light of my responsibilities at work (attorney by day, theater critic by night) and at home (including a hyperactive toddler and commuting daily between NY and NJ), I was not planning on visiting again this past summer, but that instantly changed when I learned that the camp was planning on presenting 1776 for the first time in nearly two decades - and with an all-female cast.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement in Salt Lake City at the Eccles Theater for one week only, October 15-20, 2019. To purchase tickets, visit Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, call 801-355-ARTS (4787) or visit the box office at 131 South Main Street. Ticket prices start at $40 plus fees.
by Michael Quintos - Oct 12, 2019
30 years after its stage debut, experiencing MISS SAIGON nowadays exposes just how outdated and out-of-touch it is with our increasingly diverse world view. The musical's original production---which first debuted in the West End in 1989 before transferring to Broadway in 1991---became a global hit despite some loud, very understandable controversy. Most audiences, however, ignored the accusations of orientalism, misogyny, and white-washing and instead focused on the show's epic melodrama and theatrical splendor, much of it powered by the lush music of Claude-Michel Schönberg and the lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. The show continues at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through October 13, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Jill Senter returns for one night in CELEBRATE THE MOMENT: A Nightclub Revue written, arranged and conducted by Elliot Finkel with choreography by Joanna Rush and directed by Walter Willison on Wednesday, October 16th at 7 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street.
by Broadwaysted - Oct 11, 2019
This week the Broadwaysted crew is thrilled to be chatting and laughing with singer-songwriter and former Jersey Boys on Broadway star, Michael Longoria! This week we're pouring out Milagro Tequila and picturing the 'Movies in our Minds' as Michael spills about his newest album, 'Like They Do in the Movies' released by Broadway Records (oh HEY Robbie Rozelle!) Michael shares about his experience joining the Broadway smash hit Hairspray for his Broadway debut, the wild ride of Jersey Boys on Broadway, and the inspiration behind selecting each of the fantastic movie songs on his amazing new album.
by Cary Ginell - Oct 11, 2019
In Part 2 of our interview with Adam Pascal, Adam talks about two traumatic Broadway experiences: going on with 'Rent' right after the sudden death of Jonathan Larson and having to do 'Aida' two days after the 9/11 tragedies.
by TodayTix - Oct 11, 2019
Looking for Broadway tickets for cheap? TodayTix has got your fix. Check out not one, not two, not three... but thirteen different Broadway shows that you can get tickets to for under $50. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 2019-2020 season with Giacomo Puccini's timeless tale of love and loss, La bohème. An audience favorite for more than a century, this tale of four young Parisians who dedicate their lives to art and love blends bohemian rhapsodies with riveting romance in one of opera's quintessential tearjerkers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Picher Project, a new musical in a one-night concert engagement on October 23rd, 9:30pm. The Picher Project, a new musical, explores the rise, boom, destruction and fall of the abandoned mining town of Picher, Oklahoma. The town that once was the largest producer of lead and zinc in the world became the EPA's #1 Superfund site, deeming Picher the most toxic place in America. Town politics, involvement with the native Quapaw tribe, illness, natural disasters, and the earth literally falling apart under them, all led to Picher officially dissolving in 2013, making it a ghost town.
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 10, 2019
I've recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Addie Morales, who is currently in rehearsals for North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of West Side Story, where she'll be starring in the coveted role of Maria. Addie has previously played the role numerous times regionally at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Barrington Stage Company, Casa Mañana, and New London Barn. Her other regional credits include Tick, Tick, Boom at Playhouse Square and The Buddy Holly Story at Casa Mañana.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
On Tuesday October 8, Chita Rivera opened her week-long engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below.