“Something’s Coming” — but it won’t be Tony and Maria. “West Side Story” will not reopen on Broadway.
On Monday, producer Kate Horton announced that the 2020 Broadway revival of the Leonard Bernstein classic will not return, which came after months of no official announcements.
New York declared in May that theaters could return to 100% capacity on Sept. 14, just about 18 months after they were shut down by COVID-19.
“This difficult and painful decision comes after we have explored every possible path to a successful run, and unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, reopening is not a practical proposition,” Horton said.
“We thank all the brilliant, creative artists who brought ‘West Side Story’ to life at the Broadway Theatre, even for so brief a time, especially the extraordinary acting company, 33 of whom made their Broadway debuts in this production.”