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Behind forbidden love in ‘West Side Story,’ clashing views of what’s right in America

Jun 9, 2013 – 9:15 pm
Airborne dancers in West Side Story courtesy Broadway in Chicago

Preview: The crux of conflict in the musical “West Side Story” may be the time-honored insanity of warring factions – the Sharks and the Jets in this case – but the play is also a portrait of cultural assimilation and clashing perspectives on what an immigrant group has to gain and what it risks losing. This American classic comes to the Oriental Theatre on June 11 in a version modeled on the latest Broadway production, even to the use of Spanish dialogue.