Broadway Season, Oscar Nominations and West Side Story
On this week’s episode, Broadway season tickets are on sale now, a number of Broadway stars receive Oscar Nominations, and West Side Story hits Disney Plus and HBO Max.
Season Tickets On Sale Now
Season tickets are on sale now for Starlight’s 2022 AdventHealth Broadway Series! The summer kicks off in May with the musical baked from the heart, Waitress. The Tony-Award winning classic Hairspray returns to the Starlight stage in June, and the fan-favorite Anastasia will dazzle audiences in August. Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier will raise the roof with Sister Act later that month, and the Broadway hit The Prom makes its Kansas City premiere in September at Starlight. Oklahoma!, Riverdance and Blue Man Group round out the series as weekend specials. As always, season subscribers get the best ticket price - click here for more information or to purchase tickets today.
Congrats to These Broadway Stars on Their Oscar Nominations
Last month, the Academy announced nominations for the 94th Annual Academy Awards, which included a number of Broadway veterans. Ariana DeBose celebrates a nomination for her role as Anita in West Side Story, Lin-Manuel Miranda for his work on “Encanto” and for the screen adaptation of “tick, tick...BOOM!,” and Denzel Washington for his performance in “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” Also nominated for “tick, tick...BOOM!” Is Andrew Garfield for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jonathan Larson. Congrats to all of the nominees! We can’t wait to see who takes home the trophy at the ceremony, to be held March 27 and broadcast on ABC.
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West Side Story heads to HBO Max
The heralded film adaptation of West Side Story premiered on Disney Plus and HBO Max this month after a run in cinemas late last year. Directed by the iconic Steven Spielberg, the new movie features a number of Broadway alumni including Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Brian d’Arcy James and many more. Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1961 film adaptation, returns to the screen as Valentina, a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc. A classic tale, West Side Story is the story of two young lovers Tony and Maria stuck in a feud between rival street gangs. Catch this exciting film adaptation of the classic musical on Disney Plus and HBO Max now.