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Archives for: 2009, week 11

ATW Digest - West Side Story revival opens on B'way - read the reviews [updated 3:00PM]

Updates, 3:00PM EST, March 20, 2009 AmericanTheaterWeb Review - West Side Story A Beautifully Compelling Revival New York Times Our Gangs Arthur Laurents has exchanged insolence for innocence in the new revival of “West Side Story,” and, as with m… more »

ATW Review - West Side Story - A Beautifully Compelling Revival

For people who scoff at the idea of love at first sight, plays like Romeo and Juliet and the musical West Side Story, which draws upon Shakespeare's tragedy for its plot, require a rather hefty suspension of disbelief. In both of these works, a pair of… more »

3/19/09 - Natasha Richardson 1963 - 2009 - Obituaries, Features, Remembrances [revised]

New York Times Natasha Richardson, 45, Stage and Film Star, Dies Ms. Richardson, a Tony Award-winner, melded glamorous celebrity with the bloodline of theater royalty. * Slide Show New York Daily News Richardson dead after brain injury Tony-Award… more »

ATW Digest - Musical Rooms opens - read the reviews

Back Stage Rooms: A Rock Romance reviewed by Andy Propst This familiar tale is made plausible, and curiously pleasant, by the performers, who uncover surprising depths in these Scottish youths New York Daily News 'Rock Romance' makes a fine duet Ca… more »

ATW Digest - Civil Rights Drama The Good Negro opens at the Public - read the reviews

Back Stage The Good Negro reviewed by Andy Propst [critic'spick] There's almost a Shakespearean quality to Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro, an examination of behind-the-scenes events during the civil rights movement in Alabama circa 1963. New Yo… more »