In Strangers, a Blind Centenarian Finds a Literary Lifeline
... and it restores your faith in people just a little bit.
Great news! West Side Story, undoubtedly the greatest New York City musical of all time, will be returning to Broadway next year. Best of all, it'll be directed by Arthur Laurents, the original author of the musical and director of the successful revival of Gypsy currently on Broadway.
This new version will be bilingual and much grittier than than the movie. It sounds really exciting and I can't wait to see it.
Jets? Yes! Sharks? ¡Sí! in Bilingual ‘West Side’
FYI - West Side Story takes place in the area of Manhattan that Lincoln Center and environs now occupies. The musical and movie were produced in the late 1950s/early 1960s and a few years later all those old tenements and working class housing was torn down. Now, of course, this area is very expensive and chic. But 50 years ago it was a different world. And who was responsible for this huge change to the West Side? You guessed it ... our pal Robert Moses.