West Side Story

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Thespian games at the Theater Project

Five people lie supine on the floor, feet outward, like a star.
Play acting
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 27, 2012
wss list

West Side Story does it all

The touring production now at the Colonial Theater (through July 9) suits a modern audience without extinguishing the show's greatest assets.  
A classic refinished
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 24, 2011

Review: A winning West Side Story at PPAC

Regarding Shakespearean tragedies, it's hard to think of another Broadway adaptation that could earn the box office appeal that this musical drew out of Romeo and Juliet .
When Tony met Maria
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 29, 2011

Choosing teams

Remember how not too long ago, people were celebrating the United States’ entrance into a “post-racial” era?
West Side Story’s powerful reminder of peril
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 28, 2010

Fortnight to fitness

If you’re reading this now, it may be too late. It’s the middle of May, and beach season is right around the corner.
Shaping up for the summer — in two exhausting weeks
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 21, 2010

Reality riffs

When Jerome Robbins's New York Export: Opus Jazz boogied onto the scene in 1958 then took Europe by storm. Created for Ballets: U.S.A., a company of ballet, modern, and jazz dancers that Robbins had put together for a government-sponsored cultural exch
Jerome Robbins's Opus Jazz on PBS
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 19, 2010

Still feeling pretty

It's hard to not be charmed by a production of West Side Story that doesn't get in the way of its heartfelt, bittersweet romance. The current production by Center Stage, in West Kingston through July 26, not only lets the youthful idealism pour throu
Timeless romance in West Side Story  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 17, 2009

Dramatic Success

The little black box theater that is West Kingston's Center Stage, with little room for scenery, has to be ingenious with its space.
Arts thrive at the Courthouse Center
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 25, 2009