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Gustavo Dudamel's Hollywood Bowl 'West Side Story' is a story for right now

Mark Swed, Music Critic

Of “West Side Story’s” many Broadway musical innovations, the least noticed may be the role of the conductor. In the first of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s two performances of Leonard Bernstein’s complete score at the Hollywood Bowl Thursday night, Gustavo Dudamel was noticed.

He led an enthrallingly energized performance that nevertheless recognized the profoundly dark and spiritual underside of a 1957 show in which there is a lot going on. Thematically, this update of “Romeo and Juliet” to a then-gang-ridden Upper West Side of Manhattan has never not been timely. The composer penciled over the top of his copy of Shakespeare’s play: “An out and out plea for racial tolerance.”

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Kevin Chamberlin Will Join Jeremy Jordan, Karen Olivo in Hollywood Bowl West Side Story
The concert evenings will be presented July 14 and 19

By Andrew Gans

Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's July 14 and 19 concert presentations of Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story, featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
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Karen Olivo, Jeremy Jordan & More to Lead WEST SIDE STORY in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl

by Tyler Peterson

The Hollywood Bowl has enlisted some top Broadway talent for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's upcoming concert presentations of WEST SIDE STORY this summer.

Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel on July 14 and July 19, the cast will feature Jeremy Jordan as Tony and Karen Olivo as Anita, who won a Tony Award for her take on the role in the 2009 Broadway revival.
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The Broadway Star Who Got Away
Why Karen Olivo Left the Big City


By STEVEN McElroy

Fans of Karen Olivo could hardly have been surprised when she belted out what Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called a “rafter-rattling performance” of “Come to Your Senses” at City Center last weekend. They knew this Tony Award-winning actress could sing, so her well-received turn in the Encores! Off-Center presentation of “Tick, Tick ... Boom!,” which grapples with the sacrifices it takes to make a life in the theater, was to be expected.

Then again, that she was on a New York stage at all was a bit unusual. Hadn’t she made a decision much like her dancer character in the show and retired from performing?

Early last year, Ms. Olivo, 37 and a 2009 Tony winner for “West Side Story,” announced in a blog post that she was “starting over.” Shortly thereafter, she left New York for Madison, Wis. “It took a good look at what I was capable of to see that what I was giving away for the price of a ticket was a fraction of me,” she wrote in a message that concluded, “I leave behind the actor, and I start learning how to be me.”
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STAGE TUBE: Karen Olivo Launches Kickstarter for Debut Solo Album!

Broadway veteran Karen Olivo has just launched a Kickstarter campiagn to raise funds for her debut solo album, which has a planned release in Fall 2015. Olivo writes: "I have always wanted to do an album of my own and even began working on one not long ago. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete the process...life happened. After choosing a new direction for my art, I'm back to finish what I started. I can't wait to share it with all of you!"
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InDepth InterView: Karen Olivo Talks THE GOOD WIFE, Upcoming Projects & Looks Back

by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are talking to one of Broadway’s brightest new marquee names all about her Tony Award-winning work in the recent revival of WEST SIDE STORY, Read more... )
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Broadway star Karen Olivo joins 'Harry's Law' as part of second season strategy -- EXCLUSIVE

by James Hibberd

Broadway actress Karen Olivo has nabbed a coveted series regular role on NBC’s Harry’s Law as part of writer-producer David E. Kelley’s second-season strategy.
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