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Symphony Tacoma Announces Vocal Soloists For West Side Story

By The Suburban Times

Symphony Tacoma will open its 2017-2018 Season with the first official observance of the highly anticipated Bernstein Centennial in the Pacific Northwest. Music Director Sarah Ioannides, whose contract with the Symphony was recently extended through 2024, will present a program featuring music from the composer/conductor’s most famous musical, West Side Story; his film score for On the Waterfront; and his opera Candide.
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Finding themselves in West Side Story
The people behind one of the world's most beloved musicals connects with the show in more ways than one.

by Dylan Tan

SOME of us have grown up watching West Side Story but for certain members of the cast and crew, the Arthur Laurents musical is part of their lives.

Take director Joey McKneely. He was first introduced to the show by its original choreographer Jerome Robbins, and impressed the latter so much that he was asked to direct and choreograph his version at La Scala Opera House in Milan 17 years ago.
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Tickets Go on Sale for Ali Ewoldt in West Side Story: In Concert

By Robert Viagas

The 2018 McCallum Theatre concert will feature leads from Broadway and national tours of the Bernstein-Sondheim musical.

Ali Ewoldt, who recently starred on Broadway as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, and Matthew Hydzik and Natalie Cortez, who both appeared in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story, have been tapped for the leads in a special concert version of the latter musical March 9–11, 2018, at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California.
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REVIEW: West Side Story at The New Alexandra Theatre

by Dan Richards

Every time I sit in my seat for a Stage Experience production, I feel a little flutter of excitement. Judging by the archive of performances over the last 15 years, The Alex and Pollyann Tanner always set the bar incredibly high...and have yet to miss it!

West Side Story is a musical based on the book by Arthur Laurents, inspired by the Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet.
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West Side Story 60th Anniversary Celebration
September 26, 2017

Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below to celebrate the groundbreaking musical masterpiece West Side Story on the 60th anniversary of the show’s opening. With an immortal score by Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), West Side Story opened at the Winter Garden Theater on September 26, 1957.

This very special 60th anniversary program will feature appearances by both young talent and theatre veterans singing some of the most beloved Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim songs from the score — “Something’s Coming,” “Maria,” “Tonight,” “Cool,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Somewhere,” and others. Produced and hosted by journalist/theater historian Michael Portantiere.

https://54below.com/events/west-side-story-60th-anniversary-celebration/
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60 years & counting: Why West Side Story never gets old

By Nathalie Tomada

Sixty years ago, the West Side Story was born on Broadway.

Now, after three productions on Broadway, twice on London’s West End, a film version in 1961 that racked up 10 Oscars including Best Picture, various US, UK and international tours, and local adaptations such as in the Philippines, the dance musical remains a veritable stage favorite.
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