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Meet the men of West Side Story (on tour)

by Jim Halterman

It’s no big surprise when thinking of the most iconic American musicals of the 20th Century that West Side Story is easily at the top of the list. The Romeo And Juliet-esque love story of Tony and Maria, the battle between gangs the Jets and the Sharks and, of course, the script by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the amazing choreography by Jerome Robbins has made it one of the most memorable stage musicals ever and the film adaptation is still seen as one of the best movie musicals ever produced.

With a successful revival on Broadway closing, West Side Story has also hit the road and is now touring the United States. Read more... )
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Photos of the National Touring Company production are now up on Ali Ewoldt's Facebook.

Additional photos from Kyle's website :
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Arthur Laurents talks about 'West Side' revival
David D'Arcy, Special to The Chronicle

Arthur Laurents, author and director of the new production of "West Side Story," is a vigorous 92. He and the show's original lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, a mere 80, are the last men standing from a collaborative dream team that also included composer Leonard Bernstein and choreographer Jerome Robbins.

The musical, now 53 years old, begins a monthlong visit to San Francisco this week.
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Jul. 20th, 2009 06:27 pm
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Web Site Story , I think I laughed up a kidney... no liquids near keyboard please.

And this is equally hysterical.


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