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by BWW News Desk
On Monday, December 20, 2010, the Tony Award-winning production of West Side Story becomes the longest running incarnation of the groundbreaking musical, playing its 733 performance surpassing the original production which held the record having played 732 Performances on Broadway.
The hit revival of West Side Story, directed by its two-time Tony Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents with the original Jerome Robbins choreography restaged by Tony Award nominee Joey McKneely, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 2, 2011, having played 27 preview and 748 regular performances.
This production of West Side Story recouped its $14 million investment after running only 30 weeks (247 performances), Karen Olivo won a 2009 Tony Award for her performance as Anita, and this production's original cast recording won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. A national touring production launches in Detroit on September 30, 2010, going on to cross the country visiting cities including Los Angeles, Orlando, Houston and Atlanta.
WEST SIDE STORY currently stars, Matthew Hydzik, Sarah Amengual, Natalie Cortez, John Arthur Greene, George Akram and Matt Shingledecker leading a cast of 48.
Tickets for West Side Story at Broadway's Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway) are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com (212-307-4100) or at the Palace Theatre box office and range from $121.50 - $46.50. The updated playing schedule for West Side Story is Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday at 8 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.