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2008-07-04 00:00:17

A performance of West Side Story takes place at the Forum, Bath on Saturday night at 8pm. Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, America and I Feel Pretty. West Side Story has been described as "a masterpiece of musical theatre" and a "a musical landmark". The movie version went on to win an incredible 10 Oscars including best picture which further cemented the reputation of this work. Now in 2008, 50 years after the show...

2008-07-03 00:00:16

Young people in Plymouth aged 21 and under are being called on to swell the ranks of a Wrangler's Children's Theatre Company production of West Side Story. Producers of the show, which will be at the city's Athenaeum Theatre in February next year, are looking for new members - especially dancers - to audition for the musical. Paula Moore, company spokesman, said: "Come and be a part of this modern take on the love story of Romeo and Juliet, which becomes the love story of Tony and Maria....

2008-06-13 18:00:20

By Christopher Blank A full costume rack hangs in the middle of the men's dressing room at Theatre Memphis. On either side, bare-chested young actors preen in front of lighted mirrors, getting ready for the evening's performance. Their reflections double the volume of exposed skin in the room, which in turn accentuates the division in the cast. The guys on the left are white as cream. The guys on the right are darker: black , Hispanic and maybe a suntanned Italian. In the multihued...

2005-09-15 03:21:13

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood filmmaker Robert Wise, a four-time Academy Award winner who brought the beloved musicals "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music" to the big screen during a career that spanned six decades, died on Wednesday, four days after turning 91. Wise died of heart failure at UCLA Medical Center, trade paper the Hollywood Reporter said, citing family friend and talent agency owner Lawrence Mirisch. Born September 10, 1914, in Winchester, Indiana, Wise got...


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