Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Revival Of West Side Story Is a Gem

Having never seen a stage version of West Side Story I was very excited to see the current production. All I can say is "Wow!" I can't remember the last time I was so moved by a Broadway show. Now sure there are a few kinks that need to be fixed, but I personally think that any kinks they need to work out will be gone by the March 19th opening.

Every performer from top to bottom was outstanding. Although If I had to pick a favorite in the show it would be Anita played by the talented and sexy Karen Olivo. She has been a favorite of mine ever since her fantastic performance in In The Heights. Why she wasn't nominated for a Tony I will never know. Well not only do I see her getting a nomination for her moving performance in West Side Story but I am placing my bet now that she will win the Tony Award at this years ceremony. Today's Daily News did a feature story on Miss Olivo that you might want to check out.

Anyway back to West Side Story. There's not much left to say except go see it.You know the story. You know the songs. Now experience West Side Story live on Broadway. You will remember it for the rest of your life.


Applause Theatre & Entertainment Service
311 West 43rd Street
Suite 601
New York NY 10036

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