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"West Side Story" at Theatre Memphis

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You better run, you better do what you can

Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man.

-- "Beat It," Michael Jackson

It has now become quite impossible for me to hear "Beat it," the opening words of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical West Side Story, without instantly imagining images from the video for Michael Jackson's "Beat It," a 1980s homage to 1957's Broadway gang-banger.

Read Chris Davis' review of Theatre Memphis' production of West Side Story.

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