West Side Story
Tickets on sale Friday 29th March
Bb promotion in collaboration with Sundance productions inc., NY and Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the international sell out hit “west side story” coming to Dublin this autumn.
This production of “west side story” features the entire original Jerome Robbins choreography. Over christmas 2012, this production played a completely sold out season at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris, having previously sold out in cities around the world, including Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Berlin, Madrid, and Beijing. This production was last seen in the UK in 2008/9 when it also sold out for a season at Sadler’s wells and played to capacity houses throughout a year long UK tour.
“west side story” changed the course of musical theatre when it opened on Broadway in 1957 and it still remains one of the most successful stage shows of all time. The 1961 film version won ten academy awards. Based on Romeo and Juliet, “west side story” is set on Manhattan’s upper west side and explores the rivalry between two teenage gangs; one white, the other puerto rican. When tony falls in love with Maria, the sister of the rival gang’s leader, the feud takes on a new dimension, and as their love blossoms so begins a fatal journey overshadowed by violence and hatred. The score includes the unforgettable songs ‘maria’, ‘tonight’, ‘somewhere’, ‘america’ and ‘i feel pretty’.
This production is directed and choreographed by Joey Mckneely using the full original Jerome Robbins choreography. Joey is the former assistant to Jerome Robbins. He has worked extensively on Broadway where his choreography credits include “smokey joe’s café” (tony award nomination) and “the boy from oz” starring Hugh Jackman. His other credits include Hal Prince’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “whistle down the wind” and Nicholas Hytner’s production of “twelfth night”.
Tickets from €17.50 on sale Friday 29th March from online at www.ticketmaster.ie and all usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.