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June 20th, 2019

Jun. 20th, 2019

West Side Story with Its Original Choreography Is a Stunning, Gut-Wrenching Spectacle

by Christopher Frizzelle

A few years back, the 5th Avenue Theatre produced A Chorus Line with all its original Broadway choreography. Seeing it staged like that—the exact gestures, the complicated formations, the style and wit of each physical moment—was a revelation. I'd always liked A Chorus Line, but that was the first time I loved it, the first time I understood how such an oddball, oversexed, often-discordant musical had achieved its legendary status.

So it is with the 5th Avenue's new production of West Side Story, which opened last week, under the witty, creative, flawless direction of Bill Berry.
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