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West Side Story   

City Center, (4/08/1964 - 5/03/1964)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Apr 08, 1964    
Closing Date: May 03, 1964 Total Performances: 31

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Off-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
Produced by New York City Center Light Opera Company (Jean Dalrymple: Director)
Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Musical Director: Charles Jaffe
Conceived by Jerome Robbins; Original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Directed by Gerald Freedman; Choreography remounted by Tom Abbott; Original Co-Choreographer: Peter Gennaro
Original scenic production: Oliver Smith; Scenic Design by Peter Wolf; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal
Production Stage Manager: Herman Shapiro; Stage Manager: Lo Hardin
Costume Supervisor: Stanley Simmons
Cast
Richard Balin
Juano
A Shark
Joe Bennett
Action
A Jet
Barry Burns
Snowboy
A Jet
Eileen Casey
Pauline
One of the Jets' Girls
Marilyn Cooper
Rosalia
One of the Sharks' Girls
Joseph Corby
Mouth Piece
A Jet
Diana Corto
Francisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Wilma Curley
Graziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Steve Curry
Baby John
A Jet
Harry Davis
Doc
One of the Adults
B.J. DeSimone
Chino
Bernardo's Friend
Hamp Dickens
Diesel
A Jet
Frank Downing
Krupke
One of the Adults
Tina Faye
Marguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Eliot Feld
Moose
A Shark
Carlos Gorbea
Nibbles
A Shark
Ted Gunther
Schrank
One of the Adults
Lolli Hinton
Estella
One of the Sharks' Girls
Gloria Kaye
Clarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Luba Lisa
Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Danny Lockin
Gee-Tar
A Jet
Tobie Lynn
Velma
One of the Jets' Girls
Erin Martin
Anybodys
A Jet
John McCook
Tiger
A Jet
Don McKay
Tony
Riff's Friend
Julia Migenes
Maria
Bernardo's Sister
James Moore
Riff
The Leader, The Jets
Carmen Morales
Consuela
One of the Sharks' Girls
Brooks Morton
Gladhand
One of the Adults
Larry Moss
Big Deal
A Jet
Jay Norman
Bernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Tim Ramirez
Indio
A Shark
Barbara Rogers
Minnie
One of the Jets' Girls
Noel Schwartz
Pepe
A Shark
Mark Jude Sheil
A-Rab
A Jet
Jo Jo Smith
Luis
A Shark
Carmine Terra
Toro
A Shark
Kent Thomas
Anxious
A Shark
Ella Thompson
Teresita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Understudies: Joe Bennett (Riff), Joseph Corby (Tony), Diana Corto (Maria), Al DeSio (Action) and Carmen Morales (Anita)
Tony Award®
1964 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Charles Jaffe
1964 Best Producer (Musical) [nominee]
Produced by New York City Center Light Opera Company (Jean Dalrymple: Director)
music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue Jets and Sharks
Jet Song Riff, Baby John, A-Rab, Diesel and Jets
Something's Coming Tony
The Dance At The Gym Jets and Sharks
Maria Tony
Tonight Tony and Maria
America Anita and Shark Girls
Cool Riff and Jets
One Hand, One Heart Tony and Maria
Tonight (Quintet and Chorus) Company
The Rumble Riff, Bernardo, Jets and Sharks
ACT 2 Sung By
I Feel Pretty Maria, Rosalia, Teresita and Francisca
Somewhere Company and Consuela
Gee, Officer Krupke Action, Snowboy and Jets
A Boy Like That Anita and Maria
I Have Love Anita and Maria
Taunting Anita and Jets
Finale Company