Wednesday, August 26, 2009

West Side Story Won't Be Just Any Night!!!!!!!

If you love the movie like I do you will love this production of West Side Story.West Side Story takes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the gang-ridden streets of Manhattan in the 1950s. Instead of the Capulets and Montagues, we have the Puerto Rican Sharks versus the Anglo Jets. In place of Romeo and Juliet are Tony and Maria, two teens torn between ethnic loyalty and their intense, abrupt love for one another. The Leonard Bernstein- Stephen Sondheim score includes "Tonight", "Somewhere", "Maria" and "Somethings Coming.West Side Story stars Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh. It was just announced on Aug. 25 that slight lyric changes were put into place during production at Broadway's Palace Theatre on Aug. 20.Two songs that had been performed in Spanish since the shows opening — "A Boy Like That" ("Un Hombre Asi"), sung by Tony winner Karen Olivo, and "I Feel Pretty" ("Siento Hermosa"), led by Tony nominee Josefina Scaglione — are now delivered mostly in English. The Spanish sung by the Sharks in the "Tonight" (Quintet) remains. For a great night out on Broadway go see West Side Story. For the best seats at the best prices call Applause!!!!

Carol Burg
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
311 West 43rd Street
Suite 601
New York,NY 10036
212-307-7050 or 1-800-451-9930

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