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Isaac Powell Suffers Knee Injury, Broadway's 'West Side Story' Revival Delays Opening

Isaac Powell Suffers Knee Injury, Broadway's 'West Side Story' Revival Delays Opening

The Broadway revival of West Side Story has pushed its opening night performance back following an injury suffered by leading man Isaac Powell.

The 24-year-old actor, who is playing the role of Tony, suffered a knee injury during last Friday’s performance and his standby Jordan Dobson will be playing the role until he’s cleared to return.

The official opening night performance was previously scheduled for February 6, but it has now been moved to February 20.

“We’re postponing two weeks – from February 6 to February 20 – to give Isaac the chance to recover from an injury to his knee, so that he can have the same duration of preview playing period we’ve always had scheduled,” producer Scott Rudin told Deadline. “Luckily he is much braver than me and will be back and playing his full, remarkable show very shortly.”

West Side Story has been selling out all of its preview performances so far on Broadway.

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