DANCE: JEROME ROBBINS: WEST SIDE GLORY

JEROME ROBBINS RETURNS WITH HIS LANDMARK MUSICAL, RESTAGED AS AN EXHILARATING BALLET SUITE

For at least the 10th time in 38 years, Jerome Robbins is returning to West Side Story. It was the great showman's most brilliant idea, resetting Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet among teenage street gangs in the 1950s. Slang may change and violence levels escalate, but the drama of the star-crossed city kids has never dated, nor has its appeal diminished. For the choreographer, now 76, the show has become a personal rite of renewal. Last week he renewed it once more, this time as a suite of dances for the New York City Ballet.

It is the first time West Side...

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