'We can't stand by this any more': inside the West Side Story premiere protest

Culture The Guardian

Broadway opening was met with about 100 demonstrators, frustrated with a perceived mishandling of a #MeToo controversy The opening night of Belgian auteur Ivo van Hove’s gritty reimagining of West Side Story on Broadway was always going to be a buzzy affair. The revamp’s premiere had all the trappings of a major Broadway debut – red carpet, glamorous arrivals, box office records – and also a crowd shouting for a lead actor’s dismissal. “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Ramasar has got to go!” a group of about 100 people, according to police, chanted outside the Broadway Theatre. “Don’t be complicit!” The …

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