Cheyenne Jackson Is Tony in San Francisco West Side Story Concerts Beginning June 27
By Andrew Gans
Stage and screen star Cheyenne Jackson plays the role of Tony in West Side Story in Concert beginning June 27 with the San Francisco Symphony.
Performances continue through July 2 at Davies Symphony Hall.
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the orchestra. Jackson is joined onstage by Alexandra Silber as Maria, Jessica Vosk as Anita, Kevin Vortmann as Riff, Juliana Hansen as Rosalia, Cassie Simone as Francisca, Louise Cornillez as Consuelo, Justin Keyes as Action, Zach Ford as Diesel, Chris Meissner as Baby John, Louis Pardo as A-rab, David Michael Laffey as Big Deal, Kelly Markgraf as Bernardo, Julia Bullock as A Girl and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.
"In a partnership for the ages," according to the San Francisco Symphony, "two Broadway legends—Bernstein and Sondheim—took Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet from Verona in the 1500s to New York’s Upper West Side in the 1950s, replacing the Montagues and the Capulets with American and Puerto Rican street gangs. Their unforgettable work, with tunes universally loved, comes alive in a dynamic concert version, the first time an orchestra has performed the complete musical in a concert performance."
The classic musical was the creation of Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins and Stephen Sondheim.
Show times are June 27-29 at 8 PM, June 30 at 2 PM and July 2 at 8 PM.
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