With his new production of “West Side Story,” the estimable Belgian director Ivo van Hove has essentially stolen a march on no less a showbiz luminary than Steven Spielberg. How’s that for chutzpah?
Spielberg’s new film version of the classic 1957 musical, with its beloved score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, opens in December. Van Hove’s movie of the material is playing eight times a week at the Broadway Theatre already.
Review — West Side Story — Carousel — Stephen Sondheim — Lincoln Center — Isaac Powell — The Crucible — Broadway Theatre — Steven Spielberg — New York City Ballet — Alexander Gemignani — Jerome Robbins — Leonard Bernstein — Ivo van Hove — Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker — A View From the Bridge — Network — Yesenia Ayala — Amar Ramasar — Dharon E. Jones — West Side Story Suite