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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 James Sapp
Debbie AllenAnita
Bernardo's Girl
Jossie de GuzmanMaria
Bernardo's Sister
Ken MarshallTony
Riff's Friend
Cleve AsburySnowboy
A Jet
Brent BarrettDiesel
A Jet
John BentleyKrupke
One of the Adults
Harolyn BlackwellFrancisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Stephen BogardusMouth Piece
A Jet
Yamil BorgesRosalia
One of the Sharks' Girls
Mark BoveAction
A Jet
Nancy Louise ChismarPauline
One of the Jets' Girls
Ray ContrerasChino
Bernardo's Friend
Marlene DanielleEstella
One of the Sharks' Girls
Gary-Michael DaviesMoose
A Shark
Michael De LorenzoAnxious
A Shark
Mark FotopoulosTiger
A Jet
Michael FranksJuano
A Shark
Charlene GehmClarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Heather Lea GerdesVelma
One of the Jets' Girls
Arch JohnsonSchrank
One of the Adults
Reed JonesBig Deal
A Jet
Brian KamanBaby John
A Jet
Amy LesterMarguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Todd LesterA-Rab
A Jet
James J. MellonRiff
The Leader, The Jets
Héctor Jaime MercadoBernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Georganna MillsGraziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Mark MoralesToro
A Shark
Michael RiveraPepe
A Shark
Adrian RosarioLuis
A Shark
Willie RosarioNibbles
A Shark
Sammy SmithDoc
One of the Adults
Nancy TicotinConsuela
One of the Sharks' Girls
Darryl TribbleIndio
A Shark
Jake TurnerGladhand
One of the Adults
Frankie WadeMinnie
One of the Jets' Girls
G. Russell WeilandichGee-Tar
A Jet
Missy WhitchurchAnybodys
A Jet
Stephanie E. WilliamsTeresita
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), Marlene 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
music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1 Sung By
PrologueDanced by Jets and Sharks
Jet SongRiff (The Leader, The Jets) and Jets
Something's ComingTony (Riff's Friend)
The Dance At The GymJets and Sharks
MariaTony (Riff's Friend)
TonightTony (Riff's Friend) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
AmericaAnita (Bernardo's Girl), Rosalia (One of the Sharks' Girls) and Shark Girls
CoolRiff (The Leader, The Jets) and Jets
One Hand, One HeartTony (Riff's Friend) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
Tonight (Quintet and Chorus)Company
The RumbleDanced by Riff, Bernardo, Jets and Sharks
ACT 2 Sung By
I Feel PrettyMaria (Bernardo's Sister), Rosalia (One of the Sharks' Girls), Consuela (One of the Sharks' Girls) and Francisca (One of the Sharks' Girls)
SomewhereDanced by Company Sung By Francisca
Gee, Officer KrupkeAction (A Jet) and Jets
A Boy Like ThatAnita (Bernardo's Girl) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
I Have LoveAnita (Bernardo's Girl) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
TauntingAnita (Bernardo's Girl) and Jets