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West Side Story - 2010 - US Tour

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.


Durham Performing Arts Center

(Durham, NC)
The American Tobacco District 123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701


by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
Brand-new musical comedy Bluff, written exclusively for radio by Matt Cavendish and Ed Zanders is available to download on Monday 18 October, following a full studio recording with West End cast and musicians at Masterchord Studios London. The full radio-play, complete with foley sound effects, is designed to take the listener on a vivid journey through a larger-than-life world, accompanied by a live studio orchestra.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2021
The 2020 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or seven) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 42 awards!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 24, 2021
La película llegará a los cines el 10 de diciembre.
by Michael Major - Sep 24, 2021
Ahead of their upcoming musical episode, take a look back at the Simpsons' musical endeavors of the past. From The Music Man to the Lion King, check out a roundup of previous musical tributes on the show!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 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 Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
Amelia Kinu Muus and Stanton Wright will star as Bella and Beast respectively in a new version of Beauty and the Beast by Ciaran McConville, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer, opening at Rose Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021
Rockefeller Productions will ‘PIVOT!’ from their current record-breaking musical, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, to offer another audience favorite - the debut of Friends Parody (The One with the Puppets) written by Doug Kmiotek and directed by Michael Hull. The show will make its World Premiere on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Theatre Row.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021
Pasadena Playhouse has announced initial casting for its production of HEAD OVER HEELS. Leading the cast will be Alaska 5000 (RuPaul's Drag Race), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Yurel Echezarreta (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story), Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill), George Salazar (Little Shop of Horrors), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), and Shanice Williams ('Dorothy' in NBC's The Wiz Live!).
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
All aboard! The West End production of Anything Goes has found its new Reno Sweeney!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
Check out new footage from Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story film! Get a first look at Ariana DeBose as 'Anita' along with a glimpse of the reimagined 'Mambo' and new audio of the cast performing 'America'.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
In a reimagined iteration of the annual awards, in partnership with ETT (English Touring Theatre), the audio productions will play from free listening stations or via a QR code in theatres across the UK, with copies of the scripts including braille translations available.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
A dazzling new version of Tchaikovsky's legendary music is once again preparing to make a splash upon the New York Stage - on Thursday, October 14. SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA, a sexy extravaganza about money, love and titles, featuring book and lyrics by Mirit Shem-Ur, music by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky, with additional music by Sharona Pick, is a provocative mashup of classical and modern music, and was slated to run at St. Luke's in April of 2020, but was postponed as the Covid-19 pandemic brought there theater industry and New York to a sudden halt. 
by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2021
Osmond will also enchant audiences with songs off her upcoming 'Unexpected' album, which features songs like 'Unexpected Song', 'Children Will Listen', 'Somewhere', 'On My Own', 'Climb Every Mountain', 'If I Loved You', and more.
by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2021
Next month, Netflix will stream highly anticipated titles, such as Diana: The Musical, The Guilty starring Jake Gllyenhaal, and Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go For It.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
Join Craig as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021
Today's top stories: Mrs. Doubtfire and Dear Evan Hansen casting confirmed, Hamilton accepts their Emmy, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will again present I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been on October 24, 2021, at 9:45pm. Everyone has dreams that we fear will pass us by.
by Michael Major - Sep 21, 2021
The pair will be joined by Demián Bichir and more additional honorees that are associated with films from 2021. The ceremony is an expansion of Critics Choice's Celebration of Black Cinema.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021
Stephen DeAngelis is resuming his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ to be held on Monday, September 27th  at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021
Milwaukee Rep has announced the complete cast and creative teams for the 2021/22 Season openers Dad's Season Tickets in the Stackner Cabaret and Steel Magnolias in the Quadracci Powerhouse. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Monty Python's Spamalot is coming to High Point in search of the Holy Grail! Audiences can join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table October 1-3 at High Point Theatre, presented by High Point Community Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2021
The all new look at Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story film aired during last night's Emmy Awards ceremony.
by Team BWW - Sep 20, 2021
What is it that we’re living for? On Wednesday, September 22nd, the answer will be the reunion of the hit 1970 musical Applause, produced by Backstage Babble and streaming on YouTube starting at 8:00 PM EDT.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2021
The Phantom of The Opera’s Eric Anthony Lopez sings Think of Me (Christine Daaè opening number from Phantom) in Spanish at Broadway Latin Music Night at 54 Below.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 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 Dear Evan Hansen!
by Debbie Hall - Sep 19, 2021
Acclaimed vocalist and entertainer Michelle Johnson, known as “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz” is happily returning to The Smith Center when she will perform perform her new show Michelle Johnson Presents Home! A Return to Broadway at Myron’s at The Smith Center on Sept. 26.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 17, 2021
La producción alemana reabrirá el próximo domingo 3 de octubre.
by Team BWW - Sep 17, 2021
Broadway lovers had reason to rejoice this week when the industry's most beloved composer, Stephen Sondheim, announced that he has a new musical in the works. What do we know so far about the project? Let's review!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021
New York Theatre Barn will host A Seat at the Table: A Panel of Latinx Theatre Creators in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on September, 22nd, 2021 at 7PM EDT.
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 17, 2021
Interview with Andréa Burns on her role in the world premiere musical THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA and working with the director and choreographer Graciela Daniele at The Old Globe through October 17th.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021
The Link Theatre Company in collaboration with the Delta Symphony Orchestra will present a concert version of the acclaimed Broadway musical, Ragtime, written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and Tony Award-winning playwright, Terrence McNally.
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2021
Stephen Sondheim appeared as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night! Sondheim and Colbert have history, as Colbert starred in the 2011 production of Sondheim's musical, Company.
by Angeles Diaz - Sep 16, 2021
El próximo sábado 18 de septiembre se reestrena en la Sala Clamores de Madrid el espectáculo OPENING DOORS, una antología musical que, a través de la obra de Stephen Sondheim, cuenta la historia de tres jóvenes actores que se abren paso en el mundo del teatro musical.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2021
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is thrilled to announce two new free partner performances this month. On Monday, September 27, a free premiere of the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night, Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, will be streamed live in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park.
by Jim Munson - Sep 15, 2021
Good news! The Marsh will soon be once again presenting live, in-person performances at their San Francisco location with Marga Gomez's 'Spanking Machine' running September 17 through October 23. BroadwayWorld speaks with Gomez about her hilarious and heart-rending new memoir piece about growing up brown & queer in Washington Heights.
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2021
The all new official trailer, stills, and poster have been released for Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story film!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 15, 2021
El remake del clásico dirigido por Spielberg llegará a los cines el 10 de diciembre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
Amas Musical Theatre will present “Sol of El Barrio: The AfroLatinidad Connection” a celebration of AfroLatinidad history in New York City. Created, hosted and directed by Maria Torres, the event will take place on Sunday, October 3 at 5pm at Theater 555 (555 West 42nd Street @ 11th Avenue).
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2021
Actor, activist and Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo has been added to the line-up of Collaboraction's 6th annual Peacebook Festival on Saturday, October 2 at the Kehrein Center for the Arts in Chicago's Austin community.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021
New York Theatre Barn will host A Seat at the Table: A Panel of Latinx Theatre Creators in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on September, 22nd, 2021 at 7PM EDT. The live virtual roundtable presentation will serve as a benefit for the non-profit organization that has served as a home for original culture shifting musicals since 2007. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
The Hershey Symphony will return to The Hershey Theatre stage with its 2021-2022 season after a long intermission due to the pandemic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
This week, 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present ELI BOLIN HAS NO FRIENDS, an evening of music from Emmy-nominated composer Eli Bolin (Original Cast Album: Co-op and John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch) on Wednesday, September 22nd.
by Fran Thomas - Sep 11, 2021
If you are a Broadway fan as I am, you probably have hundreds of thousands of song lyrics stored in your brain. And if, like Victor Legarreta, you are tasked with putting together a musical revue, how do you choose the songs?
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2021
Stephen Sondheim is coming to The Late Show! The Broadway legend will sit down with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, September 15.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
The live virtual roundtable presentation will serve as a benefit for the anti-racist, non-profit organization that has served as a home for original culture shifting musicals since 2007. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
General Director Khori Dastoor has announced the 2021-22 Resident Company who will be cast in leading roles for Opera San José's upcoming season, welcoming a cohort of opera talent who will be starring in this season's California Theatre mainstage productions. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2021
Award-winning choreographer Doug Varone's NYC-based dance company Doug Varone and Dancers comes to the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose October 29 & 30, to present an evening of three stunning works: Somewhere, Lux, and Octet.