Saturday, December 13, 2008

Not Just Any Broadway Revival!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen. I am thrilled to present our first blog post, by my friend Jay. If you have DC arts and culture to review, send me an e-mail. And now, without further adieu:

Not Just Any Broadway Revival!!!The Musical "West Side Story" is coming to DC!! If you know anything about musical theater, you've probably heard of this show. It is considered to be one of the greatest all time classics. West Side Story first opened on Broadway in 1958. But before a musical comes to Broadway, it often performs for several weeks or months in another city in order to test it out in front of an audience. In 1957, West Side Story ran at the National Theater in Washington DC before coming to Broadway. To celebrate the show's 50th anniversary, a new production West Side Story will once again perform at The National Theater for about four weeks before it opens on Broadway in October of 2009.

This revival is reported to be radically different from any other production of West Side Story ever staged. The production will have Spanish interwoven throughout the dialogue and the songs, a new element never before included in the show. It is being directed by Arthur Laurents who wrote the book and also just won the Tony for best Director for the current Broadway production of Gypsy. The guy is really old!! This show is sure to sell out pretty quickly when it opens in New York so this is a great opportunity to see the show before anyone else. It is running from December 15th -January 17th and tickets range in price from about $50-$100 but students can get half-price tickets with a student ID. GO SEE IT!!!

Performance: West Side Story

Theater: National Theater (1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW)
Metro: Metro Center (blue/orange/red) Directions here.

Genre: Classic Musical

Cost: from $25 with student ID (must be picked up in person) for select performances.
Dates: Through January 15

1 comment:

  1. Student tickets are selling fast. I called the other day and they only have half-price tickets left for Jan 6th and 7th.

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