Rita Moreno at the 2014 SAG Awards
Rita Moreno Talks Experiences & The Role That Changed Her Life
By Megan Johnson | 04/24/2014 - 14:38

From the moment Rita Moreno arrived on a boat in New York City as a 5-year-old girl, she was navigating new curves and bends in a new place she'd call home.

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West Side Story Remake: 6 Latinos In Our Dream Cast
West Side Story Remake: 6 Latinos In Our Dream Cast
By Cristina Arreola | 04/02/2014 - 14:19

West Side Story is, perhaps, the most beloved musicals of all time.

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Latino Tony Winners through the Years: A Retrospective
Latino Tony Winners through the Years: A Retrospective
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/30/2013 - 10:13

The Tony Awards nominations were announced today, and we admit we're a bit bummed that no Latinos were nominated this year (except of course the superbly talented Lin-Manuel Miranda, a previous Tony winner who wrote the music for this year's hit Broadway musical Bring It On: The Musical, which was nominated for Best Musical). Congrats to Miranda!

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Rita Moreno
EXCLUSIVE: Rita Moreno on 'West Side Story': "I Should've Gotten Two Oscars For It!"
By Lee Hernandez | 11/15/2011 - 11:45

With Twentieth Century Home Entertainment releasing the classic musical West Side Story on Blu-ray today, we caught up with legendary Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno, who remembers what it was like becoming the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar. Moreno also tells us why people love the character Anita and why she should've won two Oscars for her performance in the film. 

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What is it like being Latino in Hollywood? John Leguizamo & Rita Moreno Know
John Leguizamo & Rita Moreno On Being Latino in Hollywood
By Amaris Castillo | 10/25/2011 - 09:43

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Such is the case for actors John Leguizamo and Rita Moreno. Though their careers launched decades apart, both experienced similar hurdles in Hollywood because of their Latino identities.

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Our 5 Favorite Latino Broadway Characters!
By Latina Staff | 08/23/2011 - 15:23

Ricky Martin has been tweeting about his role in the highly anticipated Broadway musical, Evita, but the Puerto Rican superstar isn't the only one who's excited about the show (we can't wait to see it!).

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Our 15 Favorite Marias
By Lee Hernandez | 04/22/2011 - 02:52

You know the song: The most beautiful sound I ever heard; All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word—Maria; I just met a girl named Maria.

Over the past 15 years at Latina we have met many Marias; some journalists, some fashion designers, some fictional, some icons, some boats. Check out the extraordinary and exceptional Latinas that made the list of our 15 favorite Maria's of all-time! And then feel free to yell at us about who we left off, because boy did we fight about it in the office... 

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Review: Broadway's 'West Side Story' Offers Nada Nuevo
By Lee Hernandez | 08/06/2009 - 15:33

After watching Karen Olivo take home a Tony for her role in the Broadway revival of West Side Story, and hearing all of the buzz surroudning the play, I decided I had to check it out. After watching the show, which opened in March and can currently be seen at NYC's Palace Theatre, I was left wondering why 91-year-old American playwright and director Arthur Laurents revived this play if nothing new was going to come of it.

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Exclusive: Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo Shares Her Story
By Laura Checkoway | 06/09/2009 - 16:05

At the Palace Theater in New York City, the crowd cheers the loudest for Karen Olivo. She isn’t the lead of Broadway’s West Side Story revival, but as Anita, the Puerto Rican spitfire and Sharks gang girl originally played by Chita Rivera in the 1957 musical (and Rita Moreno four years later in the film version), she’s the one the audience jump to their feet for.

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Prince Falls in Love with Karen Olivo
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2009 - 10:25

Pint-size pop music powerhouse Prince was apparently so taken with Karen Olivo after watching her accept her TONY award that he decided right then and there that he had to meet her...that very night!

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