On The Town is a show where everything is the star, from Leonard Bernstein’s rich orchestral and melodic score to Drew McOnie’s breathtaking choreography
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West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by a then-aspiring young lyricist (although he wanted to write both music and lyrics) Stephen Sondheim is one of the truly great musicals of all time. In taking Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and transposing its story to the gang culture and […]
This is very New York. A constant hurly-burly of influences and crossed paths, with the players packed into the smallest space possible
The dancing has a style, a language of its own and, certainly as choreographed by Bergasse, is more articulate than pages of dialogue. The steps are tricky, pulsing with purpose and bursting with energy and style. Very balletic, but with that jazzy Broadway edge which is just thrilling to watch especially where, as here, the […]
This genius production ought not be missed. Sell body parts to see it and to revel in its ecstasy
It was impossible not to feel anything but sympathy for this cast and nothing but irritation bordering on contempt for the “creatives” who think this is the way to present West Side Story to non-London UK audiences.