By Lee Hernandez | 08/06/2009 - 15:33
After watching Karen Olivo take home a Tony for her role in the Broadway revival of West Side Story, and hearing all of the buzz surroudning the play, I decided I had to check it out. After watching the show, which opened in March and can currently be seen at NYC's Palace Theatre, I was left wondering why 91-year-old American playwright and director Arthur Laurents revived this play if nothing new was going to come of it.
By Laura Checkoway | 06/09/2009 - 16:05
At the Palace Theater in New York City, the crowd cheers the loudest for Karen Olivo. She isn’t the lead of Broadway’s West Side Story revival, but as Anita, the Puerto Rican spitfire and Sharks gang girl originally played by Chita Rivera in the 1957 musical (and Rita Moreno four years later in the film version), she’s the one the audience jump to their feet for.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/08/2009 - 09:34
Karen Olivo and David Alvarez took home top honors at the 2009 Tony Awards, held last night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/03/2009 - 16:20
West Side Story doesn’t officially open until March 19, but preview sales for the first seven shows reached as high as $1,042,713, according to Fox News. That would make it the second most popular play on the Great White Way, coming in right after hit musical Wicked.
By Monica Herrera | 02/11/2009 - 16:56
Meet the new Usnavi! Now that Tony (and Grammy) Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is officially bowing out of In the Heights, the Broadway show's new starring attraction is Nuyorican native Javier Muñoz, who's been dutifully playing understudy to Miranda (as well as taking on the roles of Usnavi's cousin, Sonny, and bad boy Graffiti Pete) for some time.
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