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June 9th, 2019

5th Ave's WEST SIDE STORY Looks Pretty but Fizzles as a Love Story

by Jay Irwin

I used to hate Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim's "West Side Story". My only exposure was the movie and I found the story flat and unconvincing. I mean, an entire song just repeating her name? Geeze, learn how to write a lyric. But then a touring production came through town and they got it. They understood what they were singing about and knew how to convey it. And then I got it too. He only needs the one word because it's all he wants to hear. Read more...Collapse )

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