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West Side Story
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West Side Story

Aug 05, 2019 - Open Run
Running time: 2:00
PLAYING @
Broadway Theatre
1681 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Bus: Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104 bus.
By Subway: B, D, E - To 7th Ave (At 53rd Street) and then West to Broadway. A, C, 1 to 50th Street, go north to 53rd Street. N, R - To 49th Street, proceed North or South to appropriate street. Q - To 42nd Street, head North.
Show Description:

Music

Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics

Stephen Sondheim

Book

Arthur Laurents - based on a conception by Jerome Robbins

Director

Ivo van Hove

Choreography

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
No Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Wheelchair seating available in the Orchestra section only. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible.
Seating
Orchestra: No steps. Mezzanine: 2 flights of stairs (up 31 steps) 11 steps/landing/9 steps/landing with restrooms/3 steps/landing/8 steps. Please note, once on the Mezzanine level there are approx 2 steps up/down per row. Entrance to Mezz. is behind Front Mezzanine row F and in front row A of rear mezzanine.
Elevator\Escalator
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Parking
The closest lot is Maestro Parking, 888 8th Avenue.
Entrance
No stairs at the entrance to the lobby.
Restroom
Unisex wheelchair accessible restroom located on lobby level.
Water Fountain
Water available from the bar. Water fountain down one flight of stairs in lower lobby.
Telephone
A pay phone is located in the theatre lobby.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.
Visual Assistance
Vision seats in the front of the orchestra for purchase on the phone, in person, or on the website.
Folding Armrests
Six (6) seats with folding armrests available as mobility seats.

REVIEWS

Musical theater traditionalists may be aghast. For me, this “West Side Story” is by far the toughest and therefore the best I’ve ever seen, and that includes the 1964 movie, the 1980 and 2009 Broadway revivals, as well as a few other productions seen around the world. For all of this show’s technical wizardy, van Hove also achieves a musical miracle with his actors: He turns the star-crossed lovers Tony (Isaac Powell) and Maria (Shereen Pimentel) into very real rebels, and, in the process, he eradicates their cardboard Romeo and Juliet pedigree, which, in my opinion, is the major flaw of Arthur Laurents’ book. CONTINUE READING THE WRAP REVIEW
Like much of Ivo van Hove’s bold, often thrilling production, the opening sequence is big and small at once. Throughout the show, live scenes coexist or alternate with filmed ones, including many that occur offstage entirely; detail is blown up into spectacle, and spectacle is subsumed into detail. Van Hove’s West Side Story functions very differently from any we have seen before. If the result is sometimes murky, it is also frequently revelatory—a major accomplishment in a show whose status as a classic threatens to freeze it in time and relevance. CONTINUE READING THE TIME OUT NY REVIEW
Nonetheless, and balancing out the disappointing elements, there are ample pleasures to be had, courtesy of both the powerfully talented young cast and, of course, the glories of the score. Powell’s Tony has an almost cherubic youthfulness that makes both his impulsiveness and the depth of his yearning for Maria acutely truthful. And Shereen Pimentel’s Maria has a matching freshness, exuding a softly radiant sense of discovery, but also, crucially, an inherent emotional maturity that even Tony lacks — with tragic consequences, of course. CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW

ARTICLES

Wild Changes to Classic Shows: How Far Is Too Far?

Nov 13, 2019

With Ivo van Hove's radical 'West Side Story' on the horizon, we chat about controversial revivals