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David Saint to Direct West Side Story in Floating Auditorium in Japan

The production will use technology called StageAround.

David Saint will direct West Side Story in Japan.
(© David Gordon)

A production of West Side Story will open in Tokyo using StageAround technology.

StageAround finds audience members seated on a rotating auditorium. The auditorium moves from fully realized set to set while surrounding curved projection screens frame each setting.

West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, will be directed by David Saint, with Jerome Robbins's original choreography restaged by Julio Monge.

The creative team includes Anna Louizos (sets), Ken Billington (lighting), Lisa Zinni (costumes), and 59 Productions (projection design).

The production is scheduled for August.

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