Curve celebrates award nomination for West Side Story star

Thu 13 Aug 2020

Curve has reason to celebrate after it was revealed Adriana Ivelisse, who played Maria in the recent Made at Curve production of West Side Story, has been nominated in The Stage Debut Awards.

Nominated for Best Performer in a Musical, Adriana, a Puerto Rican native, made her professional debut in the critically acclaimed production. The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony on Sun 27 Sep at 7pm.

Commenting on the nomination, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, who also directed Adriana in West Side Story, said:

“We are proud Adriana has gained the recognition she so thoroughly deserves for her astonishing performance as Maria. Through every step of bringing West Side Story to our stage last Christmas, Adriana electrified us all with her passion, intelligence and truly exceptional talents. Adriana’s Maria was a true revelation and her Puerto Rican heritage helped shape the entire production. 

“Though times are extremely challenging for all of us in theatre right now, it is important we celebrate the talents of all those who made recent debuts in theatre, who represent the future and will ensure it will be a bright one.”

Adriana’s nomination follows success for Curve in last year’s The Stage Debut Awards, when Danielle Fiamanya (Nettie in the Made at Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome co-production of The Color Purple) won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

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