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Isaac Powell & Shereen Pimentel Celebrate Opening Night of 'West Side Story' on Broadway!

Isaac Powell and Shereen Pimentel are picture perfect while posing for photos at the West Side Story opening night after party on Thursday (February 20) at the IAC Building in New York City.

The young actors are playing the iconic roles of Tony and Maria in the latest revival of the classic musical.

Also stepping out for the after party were actors Amar Ramasar and Dharon E. Jones, who play Bernardo and Riff, respectively.

Shereen is currently pulling double duty as a senior undergraduate soprano student at The Juilliard School and she’s going to class each day before performing in the musical. She graduates in May!

West Side Story, which is directed by visionary director Ivo van Hove, has been one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season.

FYI: Shereen is wearing a Sherry Hill dress and Ruthie Davis shoes.

15+ pictures inside from the opening night after party… More Here! »

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Broadway's Brightest Stars Are Taking Over NYFW!

Some of the brightest young stars on Broadway are stepping out for events during New York Fashion Week!

Kathryn Gallagher, one of the stars of the hit musical Jagged Little Pill, wore a white trench coat while attending the Jeffrey Dodd fashion show on Monday (February 10) in New York City.

That same day, West Side Story star Isaac Powell was in attendance at the Helmut Lang presentation, where a photo from the campaign he shot was on display.

Dear Evan Hansen star Laura Dreyfuss, who went on to star in Netflix’s The Politician, was in attendance at the Rebecca Minkoff presentation over the weekend at Pier59 Studios.

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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.

'West Side Story' Broadway Revival Will Cut Two Beloved Songs

The classic musical West Side Story is coming back to Broadway next month, but it’s going to be a very different version than the one you know.

Director Ivo Van Hove, who won the Tony Award for his recent revival of the play A View From the Bridge and just directed Network on Broadway, is re-imagining the show for the 21st century.

“When I listened to it again, when I read it again, I discovered this very brutal world, a divided world where people search for unity by exclusion of the other—the person who is not like you,” van Hove told Vogue. “It seemed as if it were written yesterday. So that’s our aspiration: to make a West Side Story for the 21st century.”

The show has been trimmed to be performed without an intermission and that means that some songs have been cut. The revival will not feature the “Somewhere” ballet or “I Feel Pretty” and the cuts have been approved by the creators’ estates.

Stephen Sondheim, who wrote the lyrics for the musical’s score, has said he was uncomfortable with some of the lyrics in “I Feel Pretty,” so he likely is okay with the cut too!

West Side Story will star Isaac Powell and newcomer Shereen Pimentel. Preview performances begin on December 10 ahead of an opening night on February 6.

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Kate Walsh & Isaac Powell Support 'Coriolanus' Opening Night!

Kate Walsh keeps it cool and casual while stepping out for Shakespeare In The Park‘s Coriolanus opening night held at Delacorte Theater on Monday (August 5) in New York City.

The 51-year-old Umbrella Academy actress was joined at the event by Isaac Powell, Corey Stoll, Sam Waterston, Annaleigh Ashford along with her husband Joe Tapper, and Come From Away‘s Tamika Lawrence.

Tony winner Daniel Sullivan helms the war-torn tragedy with a principal cast that also features Kate Burton as Volumnia, Teagle F. Bougere as Menenius Agrippa, Tom Nelis as Cominius, and Louis Cancelmi as Tullus Aufidius.

William Shakespeare‘s Coriolanus, The Public Theater’s second free Shakespeare in the Park production, is scheduled to run through August 11 in the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

FYI: Isaac is wearing AllSaints.

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Broadway Stars Wesley Taylor & Isaac Cole Powell Are Engaged!

Wesley Taylor and Isaac Cole Powell just announced some exciting news – they’re engaged!

The couple took to social media and showed off Isaac‘s engagement ring. Many of their Broadway peers flooded the comments with congratulatory messages.

Wesley and Isaac have been dating for almost two years, after meeting through a mutual teacher at the University of North Carolina. They both graduated from the school, years apart.

You might recognize Wesley from his role as Bobby in the musical television series Smash, or from recently starring on Broadway as Plankton in Spongebob Squarepants, The Broadway Musical. Isaac most recently starred as Daniel in the Tony award winning revival of Once On This Island.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Sara Bareilles & Ben Platt Support Their Friends at 'Alice By Heart' Opening

Sara Bareilles walks the carpet at the opening night performance of the musical Alice By Heart on Tuesday night (February 26) at the MCC Theater Space in New York City.

The Grammy-nominated singer was there to support her friend Jessie Nelson, who co-wrote the show with Spring Awakening‘s Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. Sara worked with her on the musical Waitress and there were rumors at one time that she would star in the new Alice in Wonderland-inspired show.

Also in attendance at the event were former high school classmates Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein, who supported their friend Molly Gordon, the show’s Alice.

Broadway star Isaac Powell was there to cheer on boyfriend Wesley Taylor, who stars in the musical.

Sara was joined by boyfriend Joe Tippett and Waitress‘ original star Jessie Mueller.

FYI: Sara is wearing a Madewell dress.

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