Tuesday, March 21, 2023

New York Philharmonic Will Provide Live Accompaniment for Spielberg West Side Story Film Screenings by Logan Culwell-Block

The evenings will be the ensemble's first time playing the Leonard Bernstein score since the film's recording sessions.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:59PM

See Who's Joining Ariana DeBose for London Palladium Concert by Andrew Gans, Logan Culwell-Block

The West Side Story Oscar winner and Broadway favorite will play the famed venue in April.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:34PM

New York Philharmonic 2023/2024 Season To Feature Live Score To WEST SIDE STORY (2021) & More

The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2023-24 season, the farewell season of Jaap van Zweden's tenure as the Orchestra's Music Director.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:24PM
Saturday, March 18, 2023

HAPPY 96TH, JOHN KANDER by Ron Fassler

John Kander, born on this date March 18, 1927.March 18, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Today is the 96th birthday of the legendary composer John Kander, who is still doi…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 11:58AM
Friday, March 17, 2023

Watch Bonnie Milligan Soar With West Side Story's 'Maria' at 2023 Broadway Backwards by Andrew Gans

The record-breaking evening benefited Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

Video: Bonnie Milligan Sings 'Maria' at BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2023

Watch Bonnie Milligan sing 'Maria' from West Side Story at Broadway Backwards 2023!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:51PM

Bonnie Milligan "Maria" - Broadway Backwards 2023 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Which is the most beautiful sound you've ever heard: the name "Maria" or Bonnie Milligan's interpretation of the time-honored classic "Maria"? Our vote is "C": all of the above. This year…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:43AM
Monday, March 13, 2023

Rare WEST SIDE STORY Book Signed By All Four Creators to Be at New York Book Fair

The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair is returning to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from April 27th-30th, 2023. Peter Harringon Rare Books from London is bring…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:40AM
Friday, March 10, 2023


Dual record set for “Sondheim: A Musical Tribute,” or as it’s commonly known, the “Scrabble Album” (1973).March 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler On March 11,…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 08:05AM
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Sufjan Stevens ‘Illinois’ Stage Musical Sets World Premiere; ‘West Side Story’ Choreographer Justin Peck To Direct by Greg Evans

A stage adaptation of Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed 2005 album Illinois will make its world premiere this summer in a production by The Fisher Center at Bard where Daniel Fish’s eye-opening …

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:15PM
Friday, February 24, 2023

Attending (and Attending and Attending) the Tale of 'Sweeney Todd' - God, that's good! How I fell for my favorite musical by Howard Sherman

God, that's good! How I fell for my favorite musical --- In a youth almost entirely unblemished by voluntary physical exertion, I remember one particular sprint quite vividly. The objective …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM

Rachel Zegler Announces Broadway Debut, Originating the Role of Kevin Jonas by Broadway Beat

by Luke Maynus. @Luke.Maynus. NEW YORK, NY - After teasing fans online this past week, West Side Story star Rachel Zegler has finally...

SOURCE: www.thebroadwaybeat.com at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, and More Will Celebrate Chita Rivera at the Signature by Andrew Gans, Logan Culwell-Block

The Arlington, Virginia, company will honor the West Side Story star with the 2023 Stephen Sondheim Award in April.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

Pasadena Playhouse presents “Sunday in the Park with George” by Terry Morgan

Stephen Sondheim revolutionized musical theater. He took his initial mastery of the classic tuner (from shows such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, West Side Story and Gyps…

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 12:00PM
Sunday, February 19, 2023

This Week on Broadway for February 19, 2023: Twelfth Night @ The Classical Theatre of Harlem by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Twelfth Night @ The Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Wanderers @ Roundabout, Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?! @ Greenwich Hou…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 04:00PM
Monday, February 13, 2023

IMPRESSIONS: Rennie Harris Puremovement’s Seminal Work “Rome & Jewels” Re-Staged for The Joyce by The Dance Enthusiast

"Though it may have the bones of Shakespeare and the flesh of West Side Story, the meat of Rome and Jewels is uniquely subversive and unequivocally Black." Nicole Leung, New York

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Signature Theatre to recognize Chita Rivera with Stephen Sondheim Award by News Desk

The DC native shot to Broadway stardom in 'West Side Story.'

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 09:00AM


Latecomer Larry Kert with the original cast of “Company” (1970).Theatre Yesterday and Today, February 1, 2023, by Ron Fassler. To continue with more on replacements, the story of how La…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 08:41AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Chita Rivera to Receive 2023 Stephen Sondheim Award From Signature Theatre by Logan Culwell-Block

The Washington, D.C. company will honor the West Side Story star at its Sondheim Award Gala in April.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:09PM
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Ayrton Bora and NandoBeam S6 Tell a ‘West Side Story’ by Michael Eddy

Staged for the first time at the Cagliari Lyric Theatre in Sardinia, Arthur Laurents’ two-act stage musical West Side Story, with music by Leonard Bernstein and loosely based on William Sh…

Tuesday, January 10, 2023


January 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Though the Tony Awards have been handed out since 1948, the citing of nominees didn’t enter the mix until 1956. Since then, a…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 09:28AM
Monday, January 9, 2023

Star Lorna Courtney on the Surprising Impact of New Musical & Juliet by Lindsey Sullivan

With its bright sets and costumes, exuberant cast and Max Martin score, & Juliet feels like a party. On The Broadway Show, star Lorna Courtney sat down with host Tamsen Fadal at citizen…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:20PM
Thursday, January 5, 2023

Full Cast Set for Sweeney Todd, Starring Josh Groban & Annaleigh Ashford by Caitlin Moynihan

The full cast for the upcoming Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is set. Thomas Kail will direct the production…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:39AM
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Playbill Celebrates Broadway's January Birthdays by Dylan Parent

Happy birthday to Broadway's brightest born in the first month of the year—from a Hamilton creator to multiple actresses who have played Anita in West Side Story.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:59PM
Monday, December 19, 2022

Top 10 Stage Performances to Stream December 23-January 2 - See Patti LuPone in concert, 'Matilda the Musical,' Justin Vivian Bond and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Sunday, December 18, 2022

‘It’s kind of crazy there wasn’t one’: inside the new Museum of Broadway by David Smith In New York

A splashy museum in New York pays tribute to the city’s long relationship with theatre from West Side Story to Hamilton It is a patchwork of colour and craft, its 8in squares celebrating p…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:06AM
Monday, December 12, 2022

Daveed Diggs & Ariana DeBose Join New FRAGGLE ROCK Season

Tony and Grammy Award winner, and Emmy Award nominee Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) will return for season two of “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” the reboot of Jim Henson’s beloved cl…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:36PM
Friday, December 9, 2022

Broadway Babe by Barry Gordin

Broadway Babe: West Side Story, Toast of the Town, Johnny Mathis and more. December 9, 2022:  Randie Levine-Miller has unearthed some wonderful nostalgic finds including film clips from th…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 07:18AM
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Museum of Broadway Is Open. Here Are 10 Highlights. by Sarah Bahr

In Times Square, a 26,000-square-foot space details the history of theater with objects like Patti LuPone’s “Evita” wig, a Jets jacket from “West Side Story” and more.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:36PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Watch: Go Inside the Interactive, Multi-Level Museum of Broadway by Playbill

The Museum of Broadway, the interactive, multi-floor museum located at 145 West 45th Street, opened its doors for the first time November 15. The new venue highlights more than 500 individua…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:18AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A Strange Loop, West Side Story, Encanto, More Earn 2022 Grammy Nominations by Margaret Hall

Six cast recordings are up for Best Musical Theater Album at the 65th annual ceremony.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM

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