West Side Story to open in Sydney

A revival of the classic musical West Side Story will open at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney next July.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that auditions for the production will be held this month.

The revival is being produced by Michael Brenner, Howard Panter and David Atkins and is the first professional staging of the show since the famous production starring Marina Prior and Caroline O’Connor in the 1990’s.

A groundbreaking musical, West Side Story is based on Romeo and Juliet and is one of the most famous American musicals ever staged.

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