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In 2021’s West Side Story, Rachel Zegler Will Deliver a Maria for the Moment


TIMELINES tend to go askew for Rachel Zegler. “I remember sending an email to the head of admissions at Montclair State University saying, ‘I know this sounds like a lie, but this is what happened, and this is why I can’t attend.’ ”
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Happy Birthday to Peter Gennaro

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"Strippers, showgirls & sharks p. 9 Chita Rivera said in her 2005 revue : "The Dancer's Life", that Peter Gennaro, billed as "co-choreographer", had staged "America" and the five sections of "Dance at the Gym". Insisted Rivera, "Peter did every one of these dances and has never been given proper recognition". "And you better believe I'm telling the truth"
‘West Side Story’s Isaac Powell Joins Universal’s ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie

By Greg Evans

Greg Evans
Associate Editor/Broadway Critic

Isaac Powell, the star of Ivo van Howe’s 2020 Broadway revival of West Side Story, has joined the cast of Universal’s Dear Evan Hansen. The project will mark Powell’s feature film debut.

Powell will play high school jock Rhys in the feature adaptation of the six-time Tony winning Broadway musical. He joins a cast that includes Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Danny Pino, Nik Dodani, Colton Ryan, DeMarius Copes and Gerald Caesar. Stephen Chbosky (Wonder) will direct.
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10 Best Musicals From The 1960s, Ranked
From My Fair Lady to West Side Story, these '60s musical movies are still iconic - and will have fans singing along decades later.


Beyond the golden-age of 1930s Hollywood, the 1960s was the most fertile decade for high-quality cinematic musicals. For example four of the ten Academy Award Best Picture Winners were musical adaptations, including such iconic titles as West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, and Oliver!

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  • 5 Oct 2020, 19:59
    Happy Birthday to a Fabulous Shark! You played the role of Bernardo, the Sharks leader and Anita's lover fantastically! Thank you so much for helping to make the fabulous original 1961 film version…
  • 28 Aug 2020, 12:37
    It's a fantastic book, and I'm glad I ordered it. I was aware of Robbins' firing due to his having gone over budge and beyond scheduling, as well as Natalie Wood's overt hostility towards Richard…
  • 28 Aug 2020, 12:30
    Happy Birthday to you, Simon Oakland! You helped raise a beautiful movie-musical to the heavens by playing a fantastic role of Lt. Schrank. That role fit you perfectly, since you had both the looks…
  • 25 Aug 2020, 13:19
    Happy Birthday to the one who helped create the most fantastic, the most special, and the most beloved musical on earth! RIP, Leonard Bernstein!
  • 17 Aug 2020, 11:10
    I found this rather overblown, if one gets the drift.
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