Director Lonny Price © Whitney Browne
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West Side Storystill seems current. For Lonny Price, the show “tells a story that is still relevant. A young love, face to face a cruel world filled with violence, prejudice and xenophobia. Unfortunately, our world still embodies all of these things as much as it did when the show was released. created in 1956, and as long as there is love and hate in the world, West Side Story will always be relevant.
History reflects the best and the worst of humanity.
Lonny Price decided to decide to focus its staging on the fact of qualifying the famous American dream, at the heart of the story of
West Side Story, but which This was actually not the case. than a myth. The plot features two rival gangs clashing in the New York neighborhood of the Upper West Side, the Jets, Irish and Polish, against the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. This ideal of the American dream, according to Lonny Price, excludes "" both the Jets because of their socio-economic situation and of course the Sharks because of the color of their skin."
He adds: "The truth’ is that the American dream has always been more a dream than a reality. We start the show with the Statue of Liberty. torn apart, as we begin to deconstruct this dream in real time."
This 2023 version of the show will obviously be an opportunity for spectators to hear again the great songs that took part in the show. à popularity of West Side Story, such as
Maria, America or Tonight. The dates of
West Side Story< /em> at the Châtelet theater in Paris
The world tour of this new production of
West Side Storyat the beginning mid-December 2022 to Munich, before performances throughout Europe until June 2023, then a burst of dates in Asia and finally, Paris in Paris. fall 2023. West Side Story plays at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris from October 20 to December 31, 2023.
This is the third time that this cult show has been performed in the capital. The last time, in 2017 at the Seine Musicale, sold out from the opening, had once again proven its worth. that
West Side Storyis and will remain a huge success. “As long as young people fall in love, this story will sing to us all,” would summarize Lonny Price, who hopes that his version of West Side Story will give spectators “that” impression of watching it for the very first time." West Side Story on tour in France
After its passage to Paris, at the Châtelet theater, the West Side Story troupe will be on tour throughout France. Here are the dates:
Bordeaux: February 9 to 18, 2024 – Bordeaux Opera
Lyon: February 21 to 25, 2024 – Amphitheater 3000
Rouen: March 1 to 3, 2024 – Le Zénith
Nantes: 5 to 10 March 2024 – Le Zénith