A Revamped West Side Story – With a Dutch Touch

Peter Marks, of the Washington Post, reviews the new West Side Story on Broadway—directed by Ivo van Hove, the director of the International Theater Amsterdam. This modern, slimmed-down version is ‘gutsy’, ‘astonishing, breathless’ and even controversial. “In streamlining the script and finding his Tony and Maria, van Hove has … freshly exposed its passionate, throbbing heart.”