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The Jets vs The Sharks: WIN TICKETS to see West Side Story
Posted on May 31, 2013 at 10:00:42 am by Michelle M.
No, we’re not talking about a new team in the NFL. We’re talking about the classic rivalry between the street gangs in the Broadway hit, West Side Story. Set in the 1950’s streets of New York’s Upper West Side neighborhood, this world-renowned musical exposes the trials of ethnic rivalry in this blue-collar neighborhood. When Tony, a member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo the leader of the Sharks, their lives are turned upside only complicating the rivalry even further. Pulled straight from the pages of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this musical is full of drama, intrigue, and beautiful music. Known for it’s exceptional Broadway hits such as “Maria,” “Somewhere,” and “Tonight,” West Side Story marked a turning point in American musical theatre. The extended dance numbers, dark story line, and sophisticated music were unheard of when the original performance was produced in 1957. The original ran for over 700 performances on Broadway before going on tour and spawned the 1961 movie starring Natalie Wood. The Bernstein and Sondheim musical will come to the historic Embassy Theatre on June 17 for just one performance. Showcasing this great love story, the new Broadway cast won the 2010 Best Musical Show Album. A full orchestra plays this dark and richly layered score. Whether you’re seeing it for the first time or the tenth time, don’t miss the opportunity to see this Broadway classic and bring your tissues. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now . In addition you can WIN TICKETS by entering here!