July 12, 2018 at 9:46 am #1202584180
About over a decade after the last revival, we’ll be getting a brand new Broadway production of West Side Story sometime in the 2019-20 season. The production is set to be directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove, who’ll be collaborating with contemporary dance choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker on the new staging, marking the first major revival in America to deviate from original director Jerome Robbins’ iconic choreography.
http://www.playbill.com/article/west-side-story-will-return-to-broadway-directed-by-ivo-van-hoveJuly 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm #1202587197
It’ll be interesting to see if this as minimalist of a production as his revival of A View From The Bridge.October 1, 2018 at 4:21 pm #1202644330
With Steven Spielberg moving forward with his film reboot of West Side Story, it should be interesting to see if that ends up being released sometime close to this upcoming Broadway revival’s opening.October 1, 2018 at 4:32 pm #1202644341
I know Ben Platt auditioned for the role of Tony for Spielberg’s remake. Maybe he’ll get cast here instead.October 1, 2018 at 4:39 pm #1202644344
That definitely seems possible, especially since Scott Rudin is going to be the lead producer of this revival, and he’s obviously known for attracting some exciting talent for his productions.October 1, 2018 at 8:08 pm #1202644412
This sounds great. I’m excited about this.November 16, 2018 at 9:01 am #1202676272
The production will hold a nationwide open dance call for contemporary dancers of all ethnicities on December 8th.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194073/broadways-west-side-story-revival-to-hold-nationwide-open-dance-call/January 18, 2019 at 12:53 pm #1202738864
Now, an open dance call has been announced for contemporary dancers in Los Angeles on January 21st.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/WEST-SIDE-STORY-on-Broadway-to-Hold-Open-Call-in-LA-20190118January 24, 2019 at 6:24 pm #1202747499
In Michael Riedel’s latest column, he explains firsthand what to expect from Ivo van Hove’s production.
https://nypost.com/2019/01/24/west-side-story-revival-will-be-more-like-west-side-gory/April 17, 2019 at 11:49 am #1202856852
The upcoming revival is now accepting video submissions for the roles of Maria and Anita.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/WEST-SIDE-STORY-Revival-Accepting-Video-Submissions-for-Roles-of-Maria-Anita-20190417February 20, 2021 at 8:14 am #1204051651
On the one year anniversary of the (divisive) production’s opening, Broadway.com interviews Shereen Pimentel, who was starring as Maria, as she reflects on what life has been like for her throughout 2020.February 20, 2021 at 12:20 pm #1204052041
Hopefully, before the show re-opens, the producers will come to their senses, fire Amar Ramasar, and re-cast his role. It’s not like they have no time to find a replacement.February 20, 2021 at 1:12 pm #1204052088
^Are you ever going to shut the f*ck up about that? We get your distaste in Amar Ramasar having a major principal role on Broadway. You don’t need to keep reminding us every chance you get.February 20, 2021 at 1:58 pm #1204052113
This is the only time he’s mentioned him in this thread… are you friends with Amar Ramasar or something??February 20, 2021 at 2:36 pm #1204052127
^I don’t even know Amar Ramasar personally. And besides, I was mainly referring to Alex’s multiple posts in different threads on these forums in general. It’s perfectly understandable to have such distaste in Amar having a major role on Broadway. I just don’t think Alex needs to keep reminding us of his every chance he gets.Not now
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