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.