November 4th, 2011

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Back from the road, lessons learned

In September 2010, Pleasantville's Ali Ewoldt stood on the red steps in Duffy Square, across the street from the Palace Theater, home to the Broadway revival of "West Side Story," and contemplated spending a year on the road as Maria.

A year later, she's back in New York, having played one of musical theater's iconic characters nearly 400 times.

"Over the course of the year, I performed "West Side Story" 398 times and, incredibly, I am still just as in love with it, if not more so, than I was when I began the tour," she says.

Here are a few other things Ewoldt learned on tour:
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