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West Side Story   

 
Minskoff Theatre , (2/14/1980 - 11/30/1980)
First Preview:Feb 07, 1980 Total Previews:8
Opening Date:Feb 14, 1980   
Closing Date:Nov 30, 1980 Total Performances:333

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts and fifteen scenes
Setting: The West Side of New York City during the last days of Summer. 1957.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Minskoff Organization and James M. Nederlander
Produced by Gladys Rackmil, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and James M. Nederlander; Produced in association with Zev Bufman; Associate Producer: Allan Tessler, Steven Jacobson and Stewart F. Lane
Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Musical Director: John DeMain and Donald Jennings; Music orchestrated by Leonard Bernstein, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal
Conceived by Jerome Robbins; Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Book Co-Directed by Gerald Freedman; Co - Choreographer: Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Lighting Executed by Nananne Porcher
Executive Producer: Ruth Mitchell; General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc.; Company Manager: Michael Lonergan
Production Stage Manager: Patrick Horrigan; Stage Manager: Brenna Krupa
Music Contractor: Paul Gemignani
Choreography reproduced with the assistance of Tom Abbott and Lee Becker Theodore; General Press Representative: Hunt / Pucci Associates; Casting: T.N.I. Casting, Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; Dance Captain: Richard Caceres; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Lawrence Weiner and Associates; Photographer: Roger Greenawalt and Martha Swope; Press Representative: Clarence Allsopp and Jim Sapp
Cast
Debbie Allen Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Jossie de Guzman Maria
Bernardo's Sister
Ken Marshall Tony
Riff's Friend
Cleve Asbury Snowboy
A Jet
Brent Barrett Diesel
A Jet
John Bentley Krupke
One of the Adults
Harolyn Blackwell Francisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Stephen Bogardus Mouth Piece
A Jet
Yamil Borges Rosalia
One of the Sharks' Girls
Mark Bove Action
A Jet
Nancy Louise Chismar Pauline
One of the Jets' Girls
Ray Contreras Chino
Bernardo's Friend
Marlène Danielle Estella
One of the Sharks' Girls
Gary-Michael Davies Moose
A Shark
Michael De Lorenzo Anxious
A Shark
Mark Fotopoulos Tiger
A Jet
Michael Franks Juano
A Shark
Charlene Gehm Clarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Heather Lea Gerdes Velma
One of the Jets' Girls
Arch Johnson Schrank
One of the Adults
Reed Jones Big Deal
A Jet
Brian Kaman Baby John
A Jet
Amy Lester Marguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Todd Lester A-Rab
A Jet
James J. Mellon Riff
The Leader, The Jets
Héctor Jaime Mercado Bernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Georganna Mills Graziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Mark Morales Toro
A Shark
Michael Rivera Pepe
A Shark
Adrian Rosario Luis
A Shark
Willie Rosario Nibbles
A Shark
Sammy Smith Doc
One of the Adults
Nancy Ticotin Consuela
One of the Sharks' Girls
Darryl Tribble Indio
A Shark
Jake Turner Gladhand
One of the Adults
Frankie Wade Minnie
One of the Jets' Girls
G. Russell Weilandich Gee-Tar
A Jet
Missy Whitchurch Anybodys
A Jet
Stephanie E. Williams Teresita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Swings: Nancy Butchko, Richard Caceres and Tim O'Keefe
Standby: Will Mead (Action, Riff)
Understudies: Cleve Asbury (Big Deal, Riff), John Bentley (Doc, Schrank), Harolyn Blackwell (Maria), Stephen Bogardus (Tony), Richard Caceres (Snowboy), Nancy Louise Chismar (Anybodys), Marlène Danielle (Anita, Rosalia), Mark Fotopoulos (A-Rab), Reed Jones (Action, Gladhand), Mark Morales (Chino), Tim O'Keefe (Baby John, Mouth Piece, Snowboy), Michael Rivera (Bernardo), Jake Turner (Krupke), Frankie Wade (Graziella) and Chris Wheeler (Maria)
Tony Award®
 1980 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Debbie Allen
 1980 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Jossie de Guzman
 1980 Reproduction (Play or Musical) [nominee]
Produced by Gladys Rackmil, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and James M. Nederlander; Executive Producer: Ruth Mitchell
Drama Desk Award
winner 1980 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Debbie Allen
ACT 1Sung By
Prologue Danced by Jets and Sharks
Jet Song Riff (The Leader, The Jets) and Jets
Something's Coming Tony (Riff's Friend)
The Dance At The Gym Jets and Sharks
Maria Tony (Riff's Friend)
Tonight Tony (Riff's Friend) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
America Anita (Bernardo's Girl), Rosalia (One of the Sharks' Girls) and Shark Girls
Cool Riff (The Leader, The Jets) and Jets
One Hand, One Heart Tony (Riff's Friend) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
Tonight (Quintet and Chorus) Company
The Rumble Danced by Riff, Bernardo, Jets and Sharks
ACT 2Sung By
I Feel Pretty Maria (Bernardo's Sister), Rosalia (One of the Sharks' Girls), Consuela (One of the Sharks' Girls) and Francisca (One of the Sharks' Girls)
Somewhere Danced by Company Sung By Francisca
Gee, Officer Krupke Action (A Jet) and Jets
A Boy Like That Anita (Bernardo's Girl) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
I Have Love Anita (Bernardo's Girl) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
Taunting Anita (Bernardo's Girl) and Jets
Finale Company