West Side Story

Musical - Revival

City Center

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: April 8, 1964
  • Closing Date: May 3, 1964
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 31

Book: Arthur Laurents

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim


West Side Story transposes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the gang-ridden streets of 1950s Manhattan, dominated by the Sharks and the Jets. Two teens from the bitter-enemy gangs meet and fall in love at a fateful gym dance.


Opening Night Cast

Luba Lisa Anita
Don McKay Tony
Julia Migenes Maria
James Moore Riff
Jay Norman Bernardo
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Opening Night Production Credits

Arthur Laurents Arthur Laurents Book
Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein Music
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Lyrics
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Original Production Direction and Choreography
  Gerald Freedman Director
Peter Gennaro Peter Gennaro Original Co-Choreographer
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1964 Conductor and Musical Director Charles Jaffe Nominee
1964 Producer of a Musical New York City Center Light Opera Company Nominee
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