Saturday, November 09, 2019

Upcoming Revival Of West Side Story Announces Changes To Show Prior To Broadway Opening

I am at a loss for words. Trust me when I say that doesn't happen very often. It was just announced, that the new revival of West Side Story has made a few changes to this beloved musical. The show, which is being directed by Tony Award winner Ivan Van Hove, is set to begin previews at the Broadway Theatre on December 10, with opening night scheduled for February 6.

Now before I get into the new changes, I am a little confused as to why a show that opened sixty-two years ago needs eight weeks of previews. I don't know, maybe the radical changes that were announced today is why. So what are these changes you ask? Well for starters, the show which has always had a running time of about two and half hours, will now be performed without an intermission.

So what does that mean?Well if you haven't figured it out, there will be a few cuts. What cuts you ask? Oh nothing major. Just the "Somewhere" ballet, along with one of the shows most famous songs, "I Feel Pretty". I'll say it again. What? Now when it comes to revivals, I am all in favor of trying something new. After all, what's the point of doing a revival if you are not going to bring something new to it.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe these are the types of changes the show needs. We shall see. Now for those of you want tickets to see West Side Story, you are in luck. We sell it. Plus if you call right now, you can get tickets to see the show at some amazing prices. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru June 7, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see West Side Story on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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