Podcast with West Side Story's MARYJOANNA GRISSO

Podcast with West Side Story's MARYJOANNA GRISSO from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo.

e698c419e42fdf57425e033ad124e693MaryJoanna Grisso discusses playing the iconic role of Maria in the acclaimed National Tour of West Side Story. For more information please visit www.BroadwayinChicago.com

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY go on‐sale to the public Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. Tony Award®‐winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award®‐nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). WEST SIDE STORY will play the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for one week only, June 11 – 16, 2013.

WEST SIDE STORY tells the story of star‐crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”11935699-large

The Associated Press says WEST SIDE STORY “remains Broadway’s best dance‐driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.” Variety says, “The true stars of WEST SIDE STORY are Jerome Robbins' graceful, endlessly expressive choreography and Leonard Bernstein's score, which still sounds bracingly modern a half‐century after it was first heard. The music is a primal force.”

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WEST SIDE STORY is written by three theatrical luminaries: two‐time Tony Award® winner Arthur Laurents (book) and multiple Tony and Grammy Award winners Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) in his Broadway debut.

WEST SIDE STORY features scenic designs by James Youmans, costumes by Tony Award® nominee David C. Woolard, lighting by Tony Award® winner Howell Binkley and sound design by Peter McBoyle.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

The performance schedule for WEST SIDE STORY is as follows: Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at 2 & 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16 at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for WEST SIDE STORY at the Oriental Theatre range from $18‐$85. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977‐1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775‐2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

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