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West Side Story dances on

Inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story marks its 60th anniversary this year but its cast says its tragic tale of teenage love is just as relevant today as when it was first staged in 1957.

Centering around doomed lovers Tony and Maria, who find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter feud between rival street gangs, the popular musical takes place on the mean streets of 1950s New York.
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Qassab and Phil meet the conductor of West Side Story. This is the full interview, uncut.

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In der Wiener Stadthalle feierten viele Prominente die Premiere der legendären West Side Story, die weltweit als einzige die Originalchoreografie von Jerome Robbins zeigt. Das Premierepublikum dankte dem Ensemble und Orchester mit Standing Ovation und Jubelrufe.

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In honor of the joint centennials of Bernstein, Laurents, and Robbins.

Joey McKneely, dir.-choreo.; Donald Chan, musical supervisor; Paul Hardt/ SH Entertainment, casting dir.; BB Promotions, prod.; Ralf Kokemueller, CEO; Martin Flohr, exec. prod.; Sundance Productions, NYC, general mgr.

Rehearsals begin on or about Oct. 17 in Germany; runs Nov. 18, 2016-Sept. 2017 (may have an option to extend through Jan. 2016) on tour. This 40-plus-week tour will play major opera houses and theaters in Europe and Asia, including Zurich, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo, Prague, Bangkok, Paris, and many more.

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