Do you miss the finger snap? The new “West Side Story” has retired it. But that generation-defining gesture isn’t just the stale move of a 1950s beatnik. In the original production, based on a conception
During its long gestation in previews, Ivo van Hove’s bold re-imagining of “West Side Story” generated the kind of heated division normally reserved for presidential politics in a year with Donald Trump.
Van Hove and his choreographer, Belgian postmodernist Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, vowed to come up with a “West Side Story” for a new century and a new audience. In the process, they’ve devised one that
We even took out the intermission – so you get to the abyss before you know it It's a musical about war on stage – but also about real love Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Ivo van Hove likes it in America.
Actor’s repertoire of musical roles may expand to story of Saturday Night Fever disco superstars – after he’s played composer Leonard Bernstein Bradley Cooper is in line to play bouffant-haired Bee Gee
It seems apt that the actors whom director Ivo van Hove picked to play Tony and Maria in his radically streamlined, choreographically renovated version of “West Side Story” wouldn’t consider themselves