AceShowbiz - Beloved musical "West Side Story" is returning to Broadway late next year.
Ivo van Hove will direct the production, which will feature new choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
Scott Rudin will produce the musical, which will begin previews on December 10, 2019. It will officially open on February 6, 2020.
"This is Ivo van Hove's first Broadway musical and I'm eager to see what he does with it," a statement from Stephen Sondheim, who wrote the lyrics for the original stageshow, reads. "What keeps theater alive over time is reinterpretation, and when that reinterpretation is as invigorating as his productions of "A View from the Bridge" and "The Crucible", it makes for something to look forward to with excitement."
"West Side Story" first hit the Broadway stage in 1957 and starred Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Chita Rivera, and David Winters.
Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg is working on a remake of the "West Side Story" film. The musical was adapted into a movie in 1961 and starred Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, and Richard Beymer.