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NYC Broadway Week Winter 2020
NYC Broadway Week Winter 2020 is January 21 – February 9, 2020.
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“West Side Story” is the only Latin story, but several of this NYC Broadway Week’s shows have a Latin connection.
Ain’t Too Proud
The story of Motown supergroup The Temptations, has choreography by Tony Award winning Colombian-Canadian choreographer Sergio Trujillo.
Trujillo also won a Tony Award for Jersey Boys.
Playing at the Imperial Theatre
The Book of Mormon
This heartwarming musical tells the story of two Mormon missionaries trying to spread their faith in an African village in Uganda.
Co-writer Robert Lopez is a New Yorker with a Filipino heritage. He co-wrote Book of Mormon with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the animated comedy South Park.
Lopez earlier co-wrote the music for Avenue Q. He later wrote tunes for Disney’s Frozen.
The Book of Mormon swept the 2011 Tony Awards.
Playing at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre
Puerto Rican-Italian-American Broadway legend Chita Rivera opened the musical role of good-bad girl Velma Kelly in 1975. The producers expanded the role because of Chita’s powerful stage presence.
Italian-American Broadway legend Liza Minnelli played bad-good girl Roxie Hart in 1975 and saved the show from closing. It is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Since then, Chicago regularly rotates Latin entertainers into the cast as the now legendary characters Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, Billy Flynn and Amos Hart. We played a part in creating the iconic roles of both the bad-good girl and the good-bad girl. ¡WEPA!
Playing at the Ambassador Theater.
This Disney musical fairy tale about princess sisters saved by love has songs written by Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
Robert is a New Yorker with a Filipino heritage. He also co-wrote Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon.
Playing at the St. James Theatre.
The Lion King
The Lion King is a family musical story of Africa based on the Disney animated movie.
The filmmakers say the story was based on biblical stories and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but there was a real Lion king. Sundiata, the Lion of Mali, founded and ruled the Malian Empire from 1235 to 1255.
Regardless of the origins of the story, all humans are African and African culture is an essential part of Latin culture in the Americas and Europe too.
Music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice make this a soft way to get into African culture.
Playing at the Minskoff Theatre.
The Phantom of the Opera
The longest-running Broadway show ever is based on Gaston Leroux’s French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra (1910). It is set in the old Paris opera house.
This is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical.
Playing at the Majestic Theatre.
West Side Story
This is one of the great New York love stories. It’s Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” set as a conflict between Puerto Rican and Polish gangs in the old neighborhood that was redeveloped into Lincoln Center, and written by a Jewish creative team.
The original 1957 Broadway play was created by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. A lot of what was true in 1957 is still true today.
Having long-wondered how a Jewish creative team could understand the Latin community so well, the answer is that it’s just a great human story. The original Jewish gang was recast as a Puerto Rican gang. It’s our common humanity that makes the story work so well. It doesn’t matter how you set a good story. People are the same everywhere.
Tony Award-winning, Belgian experimental director Ivo van Hove brought “West Side Story” back to Broadway. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker does the choreography. This is not our father’s “West Side Story.”
Playing at the Broadway Theatre.
The story of the Witches of Oz is directed by Italian-American Joe Mantello.
Opening in 2003, it won three Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, and four Outer Critics Circle Awards. The original Broadway cast recording won the 2005 Grammy Awards for Best Musical Show Album.
She is no longer with the cast, but Mexican-American actress Lindsay Mendez played Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.
Playing at the Gershwin Theatre.
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