June 1st, 2019

west side story by mrbnatural

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60-plus years later, ‘West Side Story’ endures and thrives, including a new production at 5th Avenue Theatre

By Misha Berson
Special to The Seattle Times

At age 62, “West Side Story” is the granddaddy of musicals about crazy mixed-up kids. And yet, as a new run of the show at the 5th Avenue Theatre approaches, this Broadway classic based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” remains popular and current across generations.

But why so? Certainly today’s gun-violent street warfare is more lethal and drug-related than the fisticuffs-heavy rumbling between the show’s Jets and Sharks gangs. Collapse )