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West Side Story - 1959 - US Tour Tickets, News, Info & More

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."

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by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022
Bill Murray took to Washington Square Park earlier this week for an impromptu performance. On Wednesday afternoon, the actor surprised fans when he was joined by cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez for a performance of Broadway classics.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022
San Jose Playhouse presents Wigs, Waffles, and Wine! (A Sunday Drag Brunch) one Sunday a month.
by - Jan 21, 2022
Today's top stories include a new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus, PBS' new Broadway in Concert series, and our exclusive first look at the new set of Hamilton Funko Pop figures! 
by Gil Kaan - Jan 20, 2022
A familiar face on the screen, both big and small, writer/performer Danny Pudi will present his autobiographical film Running on Stellar’s streaming platform beginning January 22, 2022. Three South Asian-led arts organizations, Hypokrit Productions, East West Players, and EnActe Arts have collaborated on this exclusive presentation directed by HP Artistic Director Arpita Mukherjee. Had the chance to pepper Danny with a few spicy queries on what led up to his writing of Running.
by - Jan 20, 2022
Today's top stories include a first look at The Avett Brothers musical Swept Away, which opens tonight at Berkeley Rep. Plus, the full screenplay has been released for the West Side Story film, and you can read it now!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2022
Jane Austen's engaging story of two resilient sisters comes to musical life on stage when TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Regional Premiere of Sense and Sensibility. This sensational work features book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon, whose Pride and Prejudice broke box office records when it premiered at TheatreWorks in 2019, and was then streamed by more than 160,000 viewers worldwide at its virtual debut.
by Michael Major - Jan 20, 2022
Ariana DeBose sat down with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show to discuss her role as Anita in “West Side Story,” the many ways she relates to the character, and what it was like working with Steven Spielberg and Rita Moreno, the first Latina to win an Oscar in the original film.
by Debbie Hall - Jan 20, 2022
Angel of Arkansas, a new show by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, will premiere in the 175-seat Renkus-Heinz Theatre at Notoriety Live at Neonopolis on Jan. 30.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022
Ellen’s Stardust Diner will honor the late Broadway legend, composer Stephen Sondheim, with Monday in the Diner with Sondheim on January 24th, from 7-11pm.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022
A Costume Featurette from Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning costume designer, Paul Tazewell, has been released.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022
City Theatre Austin presents a special one-weekend performance event honoring Stephen Sondheim - the giant, the genius, who revolutionized musical theatre as its most influential writer and composer.
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 20, 2022
How do you solve a problem like having to adapt some of Broadway's greatest known music for the silver screen?
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2022
The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool has announced its Spring Season 2022 programme following a hugely successful festive run of family pantomime Beauty And The Beast. 
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 19, 2022
The songs of Meat Loaf and J.M Barrie’s story of Peter Pan are not an immediately obvious combination, but Bat Out Of Hell attempts to fuse these elements with hints of West Side Story, Rock Of Ages and Wagner-esque unrestrained theatricality.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jan 19, 2022
Just last month, director Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story arrived in theaters. The film features a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner and tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. Now, Deadline has gotten the full screenplay for the film, and you can read it now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022
GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 finalist Gottmik announced nominees in select GLAAD Media Awards categories live via GLAAD’s TikTok channel.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022
New York City musician accomplishes an artistic best during the Covid Quarantine by performing with over 100 people, mostly remotely; a cast of friends and former students on all seven continents, concluding with Carter Jones at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2022
Florida Repertory Theatre's 2021-2022 Season continues with “Into the Breeches!” by George Brant, a new comedy that follows the women of a local Shakespeare troupe who decide the show must go on – even though the men are overseas.
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022
Today, the full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced. Nominees included Ariana DeBose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Cynthia Erivo, Audra McDonald, Respect, Taraji P. Henson, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Denzel Washington, and more. Check out the full list of nominees now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2022
Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the full cast for the 2022 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth, directed by Sarah Frankcom. This marks Sarah’s directorial return following her tenure as Artistic Director of LAMDA. 
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022
The episode included nods to West Side Story and the Sound of Music, with DeBose appearing alongside Saturday Night Live's cast members, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thomson, Chris Redd, and more. Bleachers served as musical guest in the new episode. Check out photos from the episode below!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2022
Coming to the Dominion Theatre for a limited run and exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing, the multitalented cast is led by Michael O'Reilly (West Side Story, Leicester Curve; Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies, Theatre Royal Plymouth) and Kira Malou (Fame, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre; Penny on Mars, Disney Plus), who return to the roles of Johnny and Baby. O'Reilly made his professional debut straight from drama school in the role of Johnny in the 2018 tour.
by - Jan 17, 2022
Today's top stories include yesterday's closing of four Broadway productions, including Flying Over Sunset, Clyde's, Ain't Too Proud, and To Kill a Mockingbird, the latter of which is set to return later this year. Plus, this weekend, Ariana DeBose hosted Saturday Night Live. Check out clips from her appearance below, including a medley from West Side Story, and a parody of The Sound of Music.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 16, 2022
The Cleveland Orchestra announces its 2022 Blossom Music Festival season presented by The J.M. Smucker Co. with a lineup of concerts. Nineteen concerts are currently part of the 2022 Blossom Music Festival, which runs from the Fourth of July through Labor Day weekend (July 2 – September 4) at the Orchestra’s scenic summer home nestled in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Subscriptions are on sale now, with individual tickets available for purchase on Monday, April 4.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 16, 2022
One sketch from last night's SNL show, a parody of The Sound of Music, features a misfit bunch of children that McKinnon, Maria Von Trapp, was unable to successfully charm. Cue Ariana DeBose, who waltzes in as a quirky new nanny with a unique take on the musical's famous 'Do Re Mi'. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 16, 2022
Ariana DeBose, who most recently won a Golden Globe for her performance in Spielberg's West Side Story as Anita, made her SNL debut as the hostess last night. Watch as the Broadway star (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Bring it On, Motown, Pippin, Hamilton, and more) gives her opening monologue to kick off the show and gets musically interrupted by Kate McKinnon.
by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022
Ariana DeBoseAriana DeBose sat down with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show last night to discuss her upcoming Saturday Night Live hosting debut. Watch the new interview, in which she also discussed her role as 'The Bullet' in Hamilton, filming The Prom with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, and playing Anita in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022
Following the sad news of the death of legendary Broadway musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Nov. 26, 2021, the Department of Theatre's upcoming production of Sondheim on Sondheim has taken on new importance.
by Michael Major - Jan 13, 2022
Saturday Night Live has announced that Ariana DeBose will serve as the host of the January 15 episode. DeBose will be joined by Bleachers as a musical guest.
by Michael Major - Jan 13, 2022
Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer will host the ceremony at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in California. West Side Story leads the nominations with 11. Also nominated are tick, tick...BOOM!, Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Peter Dinklage, Denzel Washington, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, and Rachel Zegler. Check out the full list of nominations now!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2022
Anything Goes, starring Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, will be screened across the US for two days only on Sunday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 30 in a live recording filmed at London’s renowned Barbican Theatre.
by - Jan 13, 2022
Today's top stories: Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, and Cynthia Erivo nominated for SAG Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda tops @Billboard's songwriter chart, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022
We've got all this year's SAG nominees to prepare you for the awards on February 27. The 2022 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations included Andrew Garfield for tick, tick...BOOM!, Ariana DeBose for West Side Story, and Cynthia Erivo for Genius: Aretha.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022
Tony Kushner recently chatted with Gold Derby editor Christopher Rosen about the film adaptation of West Side Story in an all new interview.
by Michael Major - Jan 12, 2022
'We Don't Talk About Bruno', one of the original songs from the film, recently surged to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track is followed by 'Surface Pressure,' 'The Family Madrigal,' 'What Else Can I Do?,' 'Waiting on a Miracle,' and 'Dos Oruguitas.' Listen to the Encanto soundtrack here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2022
Classic Stage Company has announced that Danny Wolohan will replace Andy Grotelueschen as Samuel Byck in the company’s sold-out production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, directed by CSC Artistic Director John Doyle. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2022
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present 54 Sings Lorde on January 26th, 2022 at 9:45pm. Get ready for an unforgettable celebration of one of the music industry’s most prolific stars with some of Broadway’s hottest stars from Six, Jagged Little Pill, Diana, and more!
by Michael Major - Jan 12, 2022
Saturday Night Live returns with host Ariana DeBose and musical guest Bleachers, replacing the previously announced Roddy Ricch. Bleachers will make their SNL musical guest debut. Their third studio album, “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night” was released last year to critical acclaim.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2022
On the heels of her Carnegie Hall debut in New York and and her upcoming appearance at London's Cadogan Hall, Jessica Vosk is to perform on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave, Hillside, NJ 07083.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022
Originally programmed for March 2020, Milwaukee Rep will be bringing the world premiere production Antonio’s Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez to the Stiemke Studio January 27 – March 6, 2022. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2022
‘Three Degrees’ soul sensation Sheila Ferguson will star as ‘Mama Morton’ in the acclaimed UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical CHICAGO. Sheila joins the recently announced Russell Watson as ‘Billy Flynn’, Faye Brookes as ‘Roxie Hart’, Djalenga Scott as ‘Velma Kelly’, Jamie Baughan as ‘Amos Hart’ and B.E. Wong as ‘Mary Sunshine’.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2022
Experience the passion and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. Directing the production is Victor Malana Maog, critically-acclaimed and award-winning veteran of the stage with over 25 years of theatre experience. Musical direction is by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson with choreography by Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez.  
by - Jan 11, 2022
Today's top stories include this past weekend's Golden Globe Awards, during which awards were given to Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, MJ Rodriguez, Andrew Garfield, and more. Plus, the Broadway League has announced that its mask and vaccination policy has been extended to April 30. 
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 10, 2022
La Edición 79 de los galardones no tuvo ceremonia, alfombra roja ni retransmisión.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022
Vincent J. Sainato, a veteran of entertainment advertising on Broadway and beyond, passed away January 8, 2022 in Ipswich after a prolonged battle with cancer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022
76 trombones will no longer be marching down the Fort Salem Theater aisles this season, as the Omicron numbers rise in Washington County. In place of the theater’s large-cast production of The Music Man, a more intimate, 10-actor musical comedy featuring a flesh-eating plant, Little Shop of Horrors, will now take the stage from March 11-20.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022
This year will feature an exhilarating blend of beloved productions, including Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story, and Mamma Mia! The popular Music on the Rock® series, Studio 52 Family Programming, and a brand new Black Box series round out the 2022 season and mark a renewed beginning for FRP after a long pandemic shutdown. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022
Broadway and film star Renée Marino, Mary Delgado in Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys film, has a brand new book, 'Becoming a Master Communicator: Balancing New School Technology with Ol' School Simplicity,' being released on January 25, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022
Signature Theatre has announced that special arrangements have been made to stream Everybody Rise: Signature Remembers Stephen Sondheim for free for a limited 72-hour period.
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - Jan 10, 2022
Happy 2022 everyone! In my last article, I wrote about my favorite moments from 2021, and towards the end, I included some of the things I'm excited about for 2022. In this article, I am going to be diving in-depth into some of the things I talked about and also some things I forgot to mention in that article. The return of live theater is something I think we are all very excited about for 2022. While many shows made their return in 2021, there are many openings still to happen, on Broadway and around the world. While shows are currently being postponed or canceled due to the rise in Coronavirus cases, we can only hope that by the end of 2022 we will see pre-pandemic levels of theater engagement.