The Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story will not return to the stage when Broadway performances resume in the fall.
The producers of the musical have announced that the show has officially closed and will not reopen, as originally planned.
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Producer Kate Horton announced, “It is with great regret that we are announcing today that the 2020 Broadway revival of West Side Story will not reopen. This difficult and painful decision comes after we have explored every possible path to a successful run, and unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, reopening is not a practical proposition. We thank all the brilliant, creative artists who brought West Side Story to life at the Broadway Theatre, even for so brief a time, especially the extraordinary acting company, 33 of whom made their Broadway debuts in this production.”
Isaac Powell and Shereen Pimentel starred in the production as Tony and Maria. Even though the production had its official opening night several weeks before the Broadway shutdown, it did not meet the eligibility cut-off for the 2020 Tony Awards. It seems the production will never be considered for the awards.
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