The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Oklahoma City. WEST SIDE STORY will mesmerize audiences at the Civic Center Music Hall April 23-28 for eight shows only. Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony® Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). Tickets are on sale now.
WEST SIDE STORY tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”
The Associated Press says WEST SIDE STORY “remains Broadway’s best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.” Variety says, “The true stars of WEST SIDE STORY are Jerome Robbins’ graceful, endlessly expressive choreography and Leonard Bernstein’s score, which still sounds bracingly modern a half-century after it was first heard. The music is a primal force.”
WEST SIDE STORY is written by three theatrical luminaries: two-time Tony® Award winner Arthur Laurents (book) and multiple Tony® and Grammy Award winners Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) in his Broadway debut.
WEST SIDE STORY features scenic designs by James Youmans, costumes by Tony® Award nominee David C. Woolard, lighting by Tony® Award winner Howell Binkley and sound design by Peter McBoyle.
Welcomed by KWTV News 9, WEST SIDE STORY comes to the Civic Center Music Hall April 23-28 for a limited engagement of eight performances only. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased via phone (800) 869-1451, (405) 297-2264, in person at the Civic Center Box Office or online at CelebrityAttractions.com. Groups of 10 or more may call Celebrity Attractions at (800) 869-1451 ext. 220 for a discount.
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WEST SIDE STORY concludes the Celebrity Attractions’ 2012-2013 Broadway Season in Oklahoma City and includes the add-on production of the Tulsa engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING. Celebrity Attractions is proud to have American Airlines, Magic 104.1 FM and The Oklahoman as sponsors for this spectacular season.
Celebrity Attractions is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Broadway Season in Oklahoma City with the highly anticipated return of WICKED! This fantastic season also includes Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS, CHICAGO, THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, SISTER ACT and the add-on production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
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