Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove will direct a Broadway revival of West Side Story. Performances will begin December 10, 2019, at a theatre to be announced before a February 6, 2020, official opening. Van Hove will collaborate with contemporary dance choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker on the new staging, marking the first major revival in America to deviate from original director Jerome Robbins’ iconic choreography. Also attached is van Hove’s frequent designer, Jan Versweyveld.
The news of the Scott Rudin-produced revival arrives as Steven Spielberg and Angels in America scribe Tony Kushner move ahead with their big screen remake of the 1957 musical, which introduced audiences to the Jets, Sharks, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria, and such songs as “Tonight,” “America,” and “I Feel Pretty.” The original film adaptation won ten Oscars including Best Picture in 1962.