Friday, January 17, 2020

Isaac Powell Returns to WEST SIDE STORY Tonight Following Knee Injury

West Side Story star, Isaac Powell, will rejoin the cast of the Broadway revival this evening following a knee injury that sidelined the actor, causing the production to postpone its open…

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How Shereen Pimentel Is Balancing West Side Story, Juilliard and Working with John Mulaney by Diep Tran

Age: 21 Hometown: Born in Manhattan, raised in Teaneck, New Jersey  Current Role: Maria, the lead in the Ivo van Hove-directed Broadway revival of West Side Story, the classic musical b…

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Tonight! Recovered from Injury, Isaac Powell Returns to Broadway's West Side Story by Andy Lefkowitz

Isaac Powell heads back into the new Broadway revival of West Side Story on January 17. Powell, who plays the lead role of Tony, had been on leave from the production following a knee inju…

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The Friday 5: 5 Broadway "Rain" Songs by JK

I was rifling through some things the other day, and came across a flyer for Ghost: The Musical and saw this picture. It reminded me of that show's song "Rain" and how much I enjoyed Caissie…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Broadway Heat: West Side Story Edition: The Elimination Round by JK

This revival has been the talk of the town for months! Yes, West Side Story has been the talk of the town. 23 of these cast members are making their debuts, and the rest of the cast is buzz-…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

This Week on Broadway for January 12, 2020: News Episode: Sing Street Moving, West Side Story Delays and Injuries by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Sing Street’s Broadway plans, NYTW Artistic Director Jim Nicola, the West Side Story revival accidents and delays, Jake Gyl…

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Is the New West Side Story Cursed? Second Actor Sidelined by Injury and Replaced, Opening Date Pushed Back, Creative Team Still Up in Air by Roger Friedman

The new version of “West Side Story” was supposed to open on Broadway on February 6th. But then the actor who plays

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Today on Broadway: Friday, January 10, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

“Hee Haw” Musical Heading for Broadway, Hathaway and Harington Heading for Broadway, Trouble at “West Side Story” on Broadway “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Frida…

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Wake Up With BWW 1/10: Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook in WEST SIDE STORY, and More!

Today's top stories: Dharon E. Jones replaces Ben Cook in West Side Story, and more!

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Ben Cook is second ‘West Side Story’ actor to suffer injury in Broadway show by Deadline

A second actor in Broadway’s “West Side Story” has suffered an onstage injury, and this time he’ll leave the show: Ben Cook, who played the role of Riff, sustained the unspecified in…

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Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook as Riff in Broadway's West Side Story Following Injury by Andy Lefkowitz

Dharon E. Jones has permanently succeeded Ben Cook in the role of Riff in the new Broadway production of West Side Story, after an injury that was sustained by Cook last Sunday. Jones origi…

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Dharon E. Jones to Replace Ben Cook in West Side Story by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Due to an injury sustained at Sunday evening’s performance of West Side Story, Ben Cook who plays the character of “Riff” will depart the production poised to open on February 20, 2020…

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Second ‘West Side Story’ Actor Suffers Onstage Injury During Broadway Musical by Greg Evans

A second actor in Broadway’s West Side Story has suffered an onstage injury, and this time he’ll leave the show: Ben Cook, who played the role of Riff, sustained the unspecified injury S…

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Ben Cook Departs West Side Story Revival Due to Injury; Dharon E. Jones Is New Riff

Ivo van Hove directs the production at the Broadway Theatre.

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Dharon E. Jones Set to Take Over as Riff in West Side Story on Broadway by Dan Meyer

The performer steps in after Ben Cook departs the production following an injury.

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“Oklahoma!” and “West Side Story” Blamed for STI Outbreak at Classic Musical Retirement Home by Broadway Beat

by Brendan Leonard. @brennylen. MILLBURN, NJ - Reports are surfacing of an outbreak of venereal diseases at the Shady Pines Retirement Home for Classic Broadway Musicals, with the culprits r…

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Ben Cook exits ‘West Side Story’ after injury by Caitlin Huston

Dharon E. Jones will replace Ben Cook in the role of Riff in “West Side Story” after Cook sustained an injury during the show. Cook was injured during the evening performance on Sunday. …

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Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook in WEST SIDE STORY

Dharon E. Jones, making his Broadway debut, will succeed actor Ben Cook in the role of 'Riff' in the new Broadway production of West Side Story, producers Scott Rudin/Barry Diller/David Geff…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim 'temporarily incapacitated' after fall at home by Ale Russian

Stephen Sondheim is recovering after a fall at home left him injured. The legendary 89-year-old Broadway composer and lyricist, who’s behind titles like West Side Story and Into the Woods,…

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Photo Flashback: Ken Marshall in 1980

Take a look back at this throwback photo of Ken Marshall after a performance in West Side Story in 1980!

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Where are the Ensembles of Broadway This Season? by Mo Brady

by Mo Brady The 2019-2020 Broadway season looks…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Stephen Sondheim, 89, ‘temporarily incapacitated’ after fall by Barbara Hoffman

The legendary "West Side Story" songwriter suffered a fall that left him unable to attend the opening of his namesake theater in London.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Ivo van Hove Will Adapt WHO KILLED MY FATHER for the Stage

Ivo van Hove might be busy at the Broadway Theatre as the director of the new revival of West Side Story, but his creative energy will move to a new project this spring.

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - January 6th - JAGGED LITTLE PILL Tops Musical Growth Following New Year's Performance!

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (7.23%), West Side Story (6.04%), Beetlejuice (3.97%), The Lightning Thief (2.28%) and Hadestown (2.04%). The top …

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Elaine Paige Talks West Side Story, The Music Man & the Biggest Shows of 2020 on This Week's Elaine Paige on Sunday by

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige on Sunday. This week, Paige offers a preview of the biggest shows …

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Call Answered: Antonia Vivino: "Heathers: The Musical" + "Frozen Live" by Adam Rothenberg

Just like the Charmed ones, the Vivino sisters have “The Power Of Three” when it comes to music. After interviewing Donna & Natalia in 2019, I am thrilled to get to interview Antonia…

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First look: Jesse Williams, Patrick J. Adams suit up for Take Me Out Broadway revival by David Canfield

Jesse Williams is a man in uniform. The Grey’s Anatomy star is set to make his Broadway debut in a revival of the Tony-winning play Take Me Out, which follows a professional baseball play…

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Play It Cool, Boy: Film Jet Russ Tamblyn Visits West Side Story to Meet New Broadway Cast by Michael Appler

Russ Tamblyn, remembered for his iconic portrayal of Riff in the 1961 film adaptation of West Side Story, visited the Broadway Theatre on December 23 to meet the Jets of Ivo van Hove’s ne…

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‘West Side Story’: How We Covered the Classic N.Y.C. Musical by Jennifer Schuessler

Since its 1957 premiere, The New York Times has tracked the musical’s evolution, covering its casting, its politics and its role in the Cold War along the way.

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