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Theater review: ‘West Side Story’ at Bob Carr

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

Too much feeling.

They seethe with it, the teenage boys of West Side Story – with anger, with frustration, with pain. And their girls throb with it too, a feeling that burns inside them and threatens to enkindle their entire city in a mammoth explosion of flame.

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‘West Side Story’ to hold chat-backs in English and Spanish

The national tour of West Side Story, opening tonight in Orlando and running through Sunday, will hold talkbacks in English and in Spanish Thursday at Barnes & Noble on Colonial Drive.

This production, directed by librettist Arthur Laurents, was noted for translating some of the dialogue and the lyrics to a couple of songs to Spanish. (In the Heights’ Lin-Manuel Miranda did the translations.) The Broadway production returned some of that language to English several months later. It will be interesting to see tonight how much of the Spanish remains on the tour.

In any case, here’s an opportunity for Spanish speakers, as well as English speakers, to mix with the West Side Story cast. Here’s the official word:

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Only in the theater …

In the Heights on Broadway at the Richard Rodg...

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This is what happens when you let theater people get married. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote and starred in In the Heights, got married last weekend to Vanessa Nadal. You can’t beat their wedding video:

Theater review: ‘In the Heights’

Theater review: ‘In the Heights’
By Elizabeth Maupin
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Maybe you don’t speak Spanish.

Maybe you’ve never ventured north of 96th Street in New York City, and the George Washington Bridge is just an Erector-Set toy out your hotel window and way, way uptown.

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