Curve’s Critically Acclaimed Production of West Side Story Extended

It has today been announced that Curve theatre is extending the run of its critically-acclaimed Made at Curve production of the classic musical, West Side Story.

 Awarded five-stars by The Guardian and The Telegraph, the production will now run until 18 Jan 2020 due to demand from audiences.

The cast of West Side Story

New York City, West Side, 1957. In the midst of gang rivalry and racial tensions, love at first sight strikes between Tony, a founding member of the White-American Jets and Maria, the sister of Bernardo, leader of the Puerto Rican Sharks. In the face of danger, the two young lovers continue to meet in secret – but the Jets and the Sharks have one last rumble to fight out.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet and with a timeless score including ‘Tonight’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’, West Side Story represents one of the greatest musicals of all time, filled with romance, charm, aggression and heartbreak.

Curve’s production of West Side Story is directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, with new choreography from Ellen Kane and features Puerto Rican native Adriana Ivelisse as Maria, Carly Mercedes Dyer as Anita, Jamie Muscato as Tony, Ronan Burns as Riff and Jonathan Hermosa-Lopez as Bernardo.

Speaking about the additional performances, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:

“We’re thrilled to add a further week to our run of West Side Story so even more people will be able to enjoy this astonishing show. Our remarkable actors, orchestra and production team have created something truly special here in Leicester and we’re immensely proud to be able to share our production with more audience members for even longer.”

Tickets for West Side Story at Curve are available to book now. To find out more and purchase seats, visit www.curveonline.co.uk, call Curve’s Box Office on 0116 242 3595 or visit the theatre in person.

Photography by Ellie Kurttz

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