COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (June 20, 2018) – After record-breaking sales, The Glimmerglass Festival will add an additional performance of West Side Story to the 2018 Festival schedule. The performance will be Thursday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m.
With 12 performances of West Side Story originally scheduled for the 2018 Festival, the company added a 13th performance of Bernstein’s West Side Story to the schedule in March due to popular demand. The Festival will add a 14th performance to accommodate the interest.
In celebration of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins’ centennial, The Glimmerglass Festival presents West Side Story with the original Jerome Robbins choreography. A 20th-century incarnation of Romeo and Juliet,West Side Story follows the star-crossed love story of Tony and Maria through a world of hate, violence and prejudice.
Directed by The Glimmerglass Festival’s Artistic and General Director Francesca Zambello, with associate direction by Eric Sean Fogel, and the original Robbins choreography reproduced by Julio Monge, Glimmerglass’ production takes a hip and urban look at the innovative and relevant musical. David Charles Abell, student of Leonard Bernstein, conducts the musical that stars Vanessa Becerra as Maria and Joseph Leppek as Tony.West Side Story is a co-production with Houston Grand Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
The 2018 Glimmerglass Festival season runs July 7 through August 25 and also features new productions of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Puts’ Silent Night, as well as performances of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and more. The Festival is completed by additional concerts and events, including a talk with author Margaret Atwood, an evening with Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends, and Odyssey, a youth opera by Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke.
To purchase tickets to the added performance, click here or call the Box Office at (607) 547- 2255.