Regional Musical ‘Maria’ To Explore Life After West Side Story – Deadline

With Stephen Spielberg’s cinematic adaptation of West Side Story musical in theaters now, it was introduced that The Long Wharf Theater needs to discover Maria’s life after her West Side Story

According to Forbes, Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp noticed it as the proper time to create a musical titled, Maria. The musical was commissioned by The Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, and can be written by Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp. If you’re aware of the plot of West Side Story, you understand that the conclusion is open ended as Maria walks into an unsure future, and the Sapp duo need to observe up with the character in Puerto Rico.

“What happened to that young woman, Maria, after she walks out of the park after Tony has been murdered?,” Steven Sapp stated. “What life does she lead now that she knows hate and murder, … and where does her story continue?”  

“The dream of every Puerto Rican is to go back to the island,” stated Ruiz-Sapp.  “The new show will take Maria and place her within the eye of the storm … of Hurricane Maria [in Puerto Rico], where she has to take notice of everything that she has lived and everything that has happened to her.”

While this isn’t a Broadway manufacturing, and continues to be within the very early phases of the manufacturing course of, the significance and creation of the undertaking is a component of a bigger effort from ethnic teams who’re selecting to jot down their very own tales and musicals to reclaim tales about their ethnicity and tradition.

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