West Side Story National Tour to Launch in October

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05 Feb 2010

Broadway <I>West Side Story</i> stars Josefina Scaglione and Matthew Hydzik
Broadway West Side Story stars Josefina Scaglione and Matthew Hydzik
Photo by Joan Marcus

The touring production of the hit Broadway revival of West Side Story will launch this fall: The North American tour will kick off at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI, in October.

Additional cities and venues as well as casting for the tour will be announced at a later date.

Directed by its two-time Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents, West Side Story features the original Jerome Robbins choreography restaged by Tony Award nominee Joey McKneely. The Tony-nominated Broadway revival began previews at the Palace Theatre Feb. 23, 2009, and opened March 19, 2009. The production recouped its $14 million investment after 30 weeks.

The cast recording of the Broadway revival recently won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

West Side Story was penned by two-time Tony Award winner Laurents (book) and multiple Tony and Grammy Award winners Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics).

The current Broadway production features scenic designs by James Youmans, costumes by Tony Award nominee David C. Woolard, lighting by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, hair by Mark Adam Rampmeyer and sound design by Tony Award nominee Dan Moses Schreier.

Producers are Kevin McCollum, James L. Nederlander, and Jeffrey Seller with Terry Allen Kramer, Sander Jacobs, Roy Furman / Jill Furman Willis, Freddy DeMann, Robyn Goodman / Walt Grossman, Hal Luftig, Roy Miller, The Weinstein Company and Broadway Across America.

For more information visit www.broadwaywestsidestory.com.