West Side Story The Musical - One of Broadway’s Greatest Musicals

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Palace Theater

1564 Broadway

2 hours 40 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

March 19, 2009 (Open-Ended)

Broadway Musical

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West Side Story is an inspired version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The story written by Arthur Laurents is set among the warring New York gangs.

The timeless scores of West Side Story The Musical have been composed by Leonard Bernstein. They include some classics like "Maria," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere." The lyrics of this mesmerizing musical are arranged by Stephen Sondheim.

West Side Story- History

When Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents originally conceived the idea of staging a musical version of Romeo and Juliet, they wanted to call it the East Side Story. Back then, they wanted to center the play on a Jewish boy and an Italian Catholic girl. But due to other commitments they couldn’t fulfill their wish and the project was shelved.

Six years later, when their original idea had lost its social significance, they went ahead with the production. They now named the musical, ‘West Side Story’. The story now was set around a native-born Polish boy and a Puerto Rican girl. It was set in the background of clashing street gangs of the West side of the city, thus the name of the play. It was then that Bernstein handed over the job of writing lyrics to the then unknown lyricist, Stephen Sondheim.

West Side Story- Storyline

The storyline of West Side Story The Musical is a typical version of a Shakespearean play. In the beginning, like all Shakespeare plays, things look all well for the lovers, but soon things take a turn for the worse. In this play too, Tony the lead character accidentally kills Maria’s (his lover) brother and thereafter violence erupts. What follows, is for you to see.

West Side The Story- Some More Facts

The musical has received rave reviews every time it opened in theater.The original play opened at Winter Garden Theatre on September 26, 1957. It ran for 732 performances before it toured the whole world. The year 1961 saw a film version of the play that featured Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood, George Chakiris and Rita Moreno.

West Side The Story - Tickets

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