Ivo van Hove to ‘bring West Side Story into the 21st century’

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker will collaborate with the director on first Broadway version not to follow original choreography The Jets and the Sharks are returning to Broadway with some new moves as West Side Story is to be revived next year by two of Belgium’s most successful avant-garde performance-makers. Director Ivo van Hove and choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker will collaborate on the musical. Their version of West Side Story, due to open in December 2019, will be the first major revival not to follow Jerome Robbins’ original choreography. The show, which relocates the story of Romeo and Juliet to New York, first opened on Broadway in 1957, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by them and Arthur Laurents. It was made into an Oscar-winning film four years later. Continue reading...

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