The new production of "West Side Story" opens officially on Broadway tonight!
Oh how I would love to attend opening night. But I guess I'll have to wait a few months until standing room/student rush tickets open up (it was 4 months before I got into Billy Elliot finally!).
Check out James Wolcott's piece about the show on Vanity Fair's website here, and be sure to click into the photo portfolio they put together, which recreates images from the show using stars like Jennifer Lopez (though NY Magazine reports the photos were not initially taken to celebrate tonight's opening...). While you're reading up on it all, check out NY Magazine's great profile on musical theater genius Arthur Laurents.
In the past I've learned bits and pieces of this show, and it is such a fun and challenging one to dance. Big MERDE to the cast (many of whom are my "generation" of show biz folks)!