The 2019 Braodway revival, directed by Ivo van Hove. Go back and review the previous page in this module, “Does West Side Story Really Matter?” In an essay of 500 words minimum, share your thoughts on this question: Is West Side Story still relevant? Explain why you believe this show is still important today. Be sure to consider contemporary social/political issues today (prejudice, racial hatred, cultural pride and prejudice, gang violence) and how they are addressed in “West Side Story.”
Give examples of scenes, dialogue, and/or songs that support your essay. If you believe that West Side Story is no longer relevant, explain why and support your reasons by giving examples of scenes, dialogue, and/or songs. Take time to give a thoughtful answer. Please proofread.