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West Side Story on Broadway Tickets

West Side Story on Broadway Tickets

New York
10 Dec 2019 - 11 Mar 2020

West Side Story on Broadway Information

West Side Story will not return to Broadway. West Side Story played its final performance at the Broadway Theatre on March 11, 2020.

"Something's Coming..." Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove directed a brand new production of the timeless Bernstein/Laurents/Sondheim musical West Side Story, featuring - for the first time ever in the United States - all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre forever when it debuted on the Great White Way in 1957 and, over six decades later, its score (featuring music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim in his Broadway debut) still features some of the most iconic and best known standards in Broadway history, including the likes of "Maria," "Tonight," "America," and "Somewhere."

Inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Arthur Laurents' book follows two star-crossed lovers in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City in the 1950s, where tensions are rising between two rival gangs of different ethnic backgrounds - the Jets and the Sharks. Tony is a former member of the Jets (an American gang) and best friend of its leader, Riff, whilst Maria is the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks (a gang of Puerto Rican heritage). Tony and Maria fall in love despite the backdrop of social issues, spurred on by racism and violence, and the romantically tragic story unfolds.

This production marked the fifth Broadway revival of the epochal tuner and delivered a unique West Side Story. Ever since its genesis and its legendary 1961 film adaptation, the musical has been synonymous with the choreography of Jerome Robbins (who also conceived and directed the Broadway premiere). Introducing American audiences to all-new choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is a bold move that hopefully re-invents the essence of West Side Story for a new generation of theatregoers. And speaking of re-invention, when it comes to theatrical innovation, the visionary director Ivo van Hove excels in his field. If his imaginative takes on the Arthur Miller classics A View from the Bridge and The Crucible or the 1976 Paddy Chayefsky film "Network" are anything to go by, then West Side Story is in for a makeover of a lifetime.

The lyric "There's a place for us / Somewhere a place for us..." couldn't resonate any louder than it does in the current American political and social climate. Yes, "Something's Coming" for sure. Are you ready for it, America?

(Photos by Julieta Cervantes / Jan Versweyveld​)

Inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and JulietWest Side Story reimagined the most enduring love story ever written as a contemporary musical complete with form-shattering stagecraft and a score for the ages. Now, more than 60 years later, the legacy of that original production, along with subsequent stagings around the globe and the iconic cinematic adaptation, has cemented West Side Story’s place as one the most significant cultural achievements of the 20th century.

 

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Run time

1hr 45min (no intermission)

Opening date

December 10th, 2019

Closing date

March 11th, 2020

Categories

Musicals

Previews from

December 10th, 2019

Venue

Broadway Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a Book by Bernstein, Sondheim & Arthur Laurents
Director: Ivo van Hove
Producer: Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and David Geffen
Cast list: Shereen Pimentel (as Maria), Isaac Powell (as Tony), Yesenia Ayala (as Anita), Amar Ramasar (as Bernardo), Dharon E. Jones (as Riff), Ahmad Simmons (as Diesel), Danny Wolohan (as Officer Krupke), Jacob Guzman (as Chino), Kevin Csolak (as A-Rab), Matthew Johnson (as Baby John), Elijah A. Carter (as Action), Zuri Noelle Ford (as Anybodys), Daniel Oreskes (as Doc), Pippa Pearthree (as Glad Hand), and Thomas Jay Ryan (as Lt. Schrank)
Design: Jan Versweyveld
Lighting: Jan Versweyveld
Costume: An d'Huys
Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Sound: Tom Gibbons
Other info: Musical Direction & Supervision by Alexander Gemignani, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, and Video
Design: by Luke Halls

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Photo credit: West Side Story (Photo by Julieta Cervantes / Jan Versweyveld​)

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