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West Side Story's July 19 Performance to Benefit The Actor's Fund

By New York City
A scene from West Side Story
(© Joan Marcus)
A scene from West Side Story
(© Joan Marcus)
The Broadway revival of West Side Story, currently at the Palace Theater, will hold a special benefit performance for The Actor's Fund on Sunday, July 19 at 8pm.

The show, which features music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, transports Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the turbulent streets of the Upper West Side in 1950's New York City as two star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves caught between the rival street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds, the "Jets" and the "Sharks."

The revival, directed by the musical's librettist Arthur Laurents, was nominated for four 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, and won for Featured Actress, Karen Olivo.

For benefit tickets or more information, call 212-221-7300 ext. 133 or visit www.actorsfund.org/performances/current/westsidestory.

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