Monday, September 26, 2022

Celebrate 65 Years of West Side Story by Logan Culwell-Block, Michael Wiltbank

The landmark Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical opened September 26, 1957.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:07PM
Friday, September 23, 2022


NY Times ad for the CBS televised opening night concert at Philharmonic Hall, the inauguration of Lincoln Center, 9.23.62.Is there anyone that doesn’t get a thrill from standing in front …

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Chita Rivera Will Be Part of Bernstein on Broadway: A Celebration by Andrew Gans

The evening at Feinstein's/54 Below will honor the legacy of Leonard Bernstein and commemorate the 65th anniversary of West Side Story.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:03AM
Friday, September 9, 2022

Oscar-Winner Ariana DeBose To Star In New Disney Animated Feature, WISH

Broadway's Ariana DeBose, who recently took home the 2022 Academy Award for her performance in West Side Story, is set to lead a new animated feature from Disney!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:26PM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Episode #89: Gaby Diaz 💃🏻 – English by Automatic Episode Import

Gaby Diaz is a renowned dancer that is dipping her toes in Musical Theatre! 👏🏻 With a long background in dancing and after working in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake, Gaby is…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

WEST SIDE STORY, IN THE HEIGHTS & More Nominated for 2022 Imagen Awards

West Side Story, In the Heights, Encanto, and more have been nominated for 2022 Imagen Awards. Nominees include Ariana DeBose, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, John L…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:04PM

West Side Story, In The Heights, Encanto Will Compete for Best Feature Film at 2022 Imagen Awards by Raven Brunner

Apple TV+'s Schmigadoon! and stage performer Eden Espinosa also received nominations.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM

Photo: First Look at Rachel Zegler in THE HUNGER GAMES Prequel

A first look at Rachel Zegler in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to The Hunger Games films, has been released. Zegler will be joined by her West Side Story co-star Josh Andre…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:14AM
Monday, August 15, 2022

Odds & Ends: Viola Davis Lands Villain Role in Hunger Games Prequel by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed. Tony Winner Viola Davis Joins Hunger Games Prequel A two-time Tony winner is joining Lionsgate’s Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad …

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Viola Davis to Play Villainous Gamemaker in Hunger Games Prequel by Raven Brunner

West Side Story's Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth were previously announced to lead the movie.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM
Saturday, August 13, 2022

"The Butcher Boy" and "On that Day in Amsterdam" May Have Arrived Too Soon by Jan Simpson

Everyone who loves serious theater loves the idea of giving talented new writers a chance to show what they can do. The question is the timing. Too many workshops (and the notes that come al…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 12:48PM
Friday, August 12, 2022

Kent State, Céspedes join forces for exceptional ‘West Side Story’ at Porthouse by Alan Smason

By ROY BERKO In the fall of 1957, I had a mind-blowing experience. I saw the newly opened Broadway production of West Side Story. At the time, all I knew about the show was that it was bas…

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Iliana Garcia Talks On Your Feet by Lauren Van Hemert

About the Guest Iliana Garcia is of Cuban descent, born and raised in Tampa, FL. Garcia moved to Atlanta, GA and began singing lessons when she was five years old. She studied Musical Theatr…

SOURCE: Beltline to Broadway at 04:17PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

A is for Ariana DeBose. Her Broadway journey via videos by New York Theater

Ariana DeBose became a familiar face this year, after winning the Academy Award for her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s revival of “West Side Story,” which was a couple of m…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:46PM

Gaby Albo & Samuel Garnica to Lead On Your Feet! National Tour as Gloria & Emilio Estefan by Lindsey Sullivan

Gaby Albo and Samuel Garnica are set to star in the national touring production of Gloria and Emilio Estefan's On Your Feet! Directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado, the tour will visit …

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Brian d'Arcy James on Honoring Sondheim and the Magic of Into the Woods by Lindsey Sullivan

Fresh from extending its run through October 16, the Broadway revival of Into the Woods is a hot ticket. It's far more than that for its performers, including Brian d'Arcy James, who plays …

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

West Side Story at Flat Rock Playhouse by Edwin Arnaudin

The Broadway classic soars at The Rock.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

& Juliet to Arrive on Broadway in Fall with Lorna Courtney, Paulo Szot, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands and More by Lindsey Sullivan

The Olivier Award-winning musical & Juliet is coming to Broadway in the fall. Currently playing in Toronto, the show will transfer directly to Broadway, with previews beginning on Octob…

SOURCE: at 01:54PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Cynthia Erivo Honor WEST SIDE STORY on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH

Rivera, the legendary Tony Award winner and one of the most nominated performers in Tony history, lead the anniversary celebration by honoring the musical's composer, Stephen Sondheim, and p…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:17AM

Watch Complete PBS Broadcast A Capitol Fourth, Featuring West Side Story Tribute With Chita Rivera and Cynthia Erivo by Andrew Gans

Darren Criss and Yolanda Adams were also part of the July 4 celebration.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM
Monday, July 4, 2022

PBS' A Capitol Fourth, Featuring West Side Story Tribute With Chita Rivera, Broadcast July 4 by Andrew Gans

Darren Criss and Yolanda Adams are also part of the broadcast, which is available to stream.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Friday, July 1, 2022

Ariana DeBose Tells Jimmy Fallon Where She Keeps Her Oscar by Raven Brunner

The West Side Story performer also spoke about hosting the 2022 Tony Awards during her The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon appearance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Broadway Bares 2022 - Now Showing by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

In Broadway Bares 2022, what began as a dramatic confrontation that harkened back to West Side Story with cinematic orchestrations became a romantic comedy set to Paul Simon’s “Me and Ju…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:48PM
Monday, June 27, 2022

Broadway Bares 2022 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Broadway Bares: XXX raised $1,893,715 with two standing-room-only performances at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The 30th anniversary celebration produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:48PM
Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Barricade Boys | West End LIVE 2022 by Official London Theatre

The Barricade Boys are back at West End LIVE with a medley from West Side Story. Official London Theatre is the number one site to get theatre tickets, news and exclusive interviews for top…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:43PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

PBS' A Capitol Fourth Will Feature West Side Story Tribute With Chita Rivera by Andrew Gans

Darren Criss and Yolanda Adams will also be part of the broadcast, which will also be available for streaming.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:24PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Chita Rivera Will Celebrate WEST SIDE STORY's 65th Anniversary on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH

Chita Rivera, the legendary Tony Award winner and one of the most nominated performers in Tony history, will lead a 65th anniversary celebration of WEST SIDE STORY featuring the National Sym…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:13AM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem & More to Join Rachel Zegler in Alan Menken & Glenn Slater's Spellbound Movie Musical by Lindsey Sullivan

A talented squad is joining West Side Story and Snow White-bound star Rachel Zegler in the previously announced animated movie musical Spellbound. Directed by Vicky Jenson and written by La…

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Nathan Lane, André De Shields & More Join Rachel Zegler-Led SPELLBOUND Animated Musical

Nathan Lane, André De Shields, Jordan Fisher, Jenifer Lewis, John Lithgow, Nicole Kidman, and Javier Bardem have joined the voice cast of the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation's …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:06PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Episode #76: Tanairi Sade Vazquez 🔥 – English by Automatic Episode Import

This queen's journey in Musical Theatre has been one of a lifetime. Tanairi shares her Broadway experience and also how it was to work with Spielberg in the latest West Side Story movie revi…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Josh Andrés Rivera Joins WEST SIDE STORY Co-Star Rachel Zegler in HUNGER GAMES Prequel Film

Rivera will join his West Side Story co-star Rachel Zegler in the new film, based on Suzanne Collins' #1 New York Times bestseller. Zegler will star as the female lead in the film opposite T…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:29PM

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