Tag: West Side Story

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2016


Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway ChicagoDana Omar and Gay Glenn star in Cinderella at the Theater Potatotes, Hypocrites TheatreKaren Rodriguez stars in The Way She Spoke, Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater 3ETHL_ShowPageFINAL_450x665James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare TheatreBryce Gangel, Jessica Ervin and Charlotte Thomas in Dry Land, RivendellJulissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid TheatreEvan Linder and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreBrian Parry and Aaron Kirby in The Drawer Boy, Redtwist TheatreChristian Castro and D’Wayne Taylor in Jesus Hopped A Train, Eclipse TheatreThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Mary Beth Fisher and Harris Yulin in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Court TheatreEliza Stoughton and Sam Hubbard in A Loss of Roses, Raven TheatreBlair Brown and Alan Wilder in Mary Page Marlowe, Steppenwolf TheatreChristina Saliba with mirror from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThe Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium TheatreJustin Keyes, Chris Sams, Tyrone L. Robinson, Will Skrip and Sean Blake in Smokey Joe's CafeDash Barber and Christopher Borek in Posh by Laura Wade, Steep Theatre LMSarah Goeden, Justine C. Turner and Nicole Bloomsmith in Once in a Lifetime, StrawdogSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope TheatreIt’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 2Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin JacksonMonica Raymund stars in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass TheatreBrenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232


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January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: West Side Story (Broadway in Chicago, US Tour)

Addison Reid Coe and MaryJoanna Grisso stars as Tony and Maria in Broadway in Chicago's "West Side Story" by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, directed by David Saint. (photo credit: Carol Rosegg)        
West Side Story  

Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music)
     and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics)
Directed by David Saint
at Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru June 16  |  tickets: $18-$85   |  more info
Check for half-price tickets 
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June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: West Side Story (Broadway in Chicago)

Kyle Harris and Ali Ewoldt - West Side Story    
West Side Story

Written by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Directed by David Saint
at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph
thru Aug 14  |  tickets: $32-$95  |  more info

Check for half-price tickets 

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July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Sunday Night Sondheim – Polish video of West Side Story “Tonight”

A few comments: first, it really is a testament to Sondheim’s (and Leonard Bernstein’s) brilliance that their music is done all over the world and in so many languages. Second, is the Tony character lip-synching?  If so, it’s a crappy job.  Finally, don’t you love the stray dog that is hanging around Tony as he walks down the street???  🙂

June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More

Politics and Leonard Bernstein…

Bernstein's sex appeal didn't exactly hurt his pop-culture popularity

In the Newsweek article “The Original Cultural Warrior”, Jeremy McCarter looks at the ways that Leonard Bernstein’s music combined forms of low and high art, challenging today’s unfortunate conservative political narrative which crucifies cultural “elitism”.

Money quote:

..consider how, at this year’s Republican convention, Barack Obama was mocked by the multimillionaire former mayor of New York City and prominent opera buff Rudy Giuliani for being “cosmopolitan.”

Check out the entire article here.

October 20, 2008 | 0 Comments More