‘West Side Story’ and the Question of Artists’ Legacies

Maria (Natalie Wood) and Tony (Richard Beymer) in 'West Side Story'

The rights holders for West Side Story have withdrawn permission for the musical to be performed in Mississippi and North Carolina, apparently because of the new anti-LGBT laws passed in both states. The move, which was reported by Playbill, follows cancelled concerts in those states by pop artists including Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Star and Bryan Adams. Continue reading “‘West Side Story’ and the Question of Artists’ Legacies”