Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Jets? Yes! Sharks? ¡Sí! in Bilingual ‘West Side’

More than 50 years after the musical “West Side Story” had its original Broadway premiere, it is set to return in February in a darker, grittier, bilingual revival, the show’s producers said (recently).
Arthur Laurents, who wrote the original book for "West Side Story," suggested the bilingual production and will direct.
In an element that its director, Arthur Laurents, said would heighten the passion and authenticity of the show, much of the dialogue — both spoken and sung — will be in Spanish.
For the complete New York Times report,
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/theater/17bway.html?ex=1231992000&en=34fa0f7e24d3c677&ei=5087&WT.mc_id=TH-D-I-NYT-MOD-MOD-M053-ROS-0708-HDR&WT.mc_ev=click&mkt=TH-D-I-NYT-MOD-MOD-M053-ROS-0708-HDR

Editor's Note: Gente, what do you think? Should "West Side Story" return as a bilingual production? What do you think of the idea of this musical returning as a "darker and grittier" revival? Would you go see it?
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