MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Sep 26, 1957
Closing Date
Jun 27, 1959
Performances
732
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Winter Garden Theatre
(Sep 26, 1957 - Feb 28, 1959)
Broadway Theatre
(Mar 02, 1959 - May 10, 1959)
Winter Garden Theatre
(May 11, 1959 - Jun 27, 1959)

Description
A musical in two acts and fifteen scenes

Setting
The West Side of New York City during the last days of Summer. 1957.

Media
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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince; Produced by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
Book by Arthur Laurents; Conceived by Jerome Robbins; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Musical Director: Max Goberman; Music orchestrated by Leonard Bernstein, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal; Music orchestrated by Leonard Bernstein, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal
Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins and Peter Gennaro; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins and Peter Gennaro; Dance Assistant to Mr. Robbins and Mr. Gennaro: Howard Jeffrey and Wallace Seibert
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Sound Design by Sound Associates, Inc.; Assistant to Oliver Smith: Robert O'Hearn; Assistant to Miss Rosenthal: Mickey Kinsella
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Clarence Jacobson
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: Harry Howell; Assistant Stage Mgr: George Lake
Copyist Supervisor: Arnold Arnstein; Assistant Conductor: Frederick Vogelgesang
Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch, Helen Richards and Howard Newman; Casting: Judith Abbott and Betty Wharton; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Production Associate: Sylvia Drulie; Directorial Assistant to Mr. Robbins: Gerald Freedman; Secretary to Mr. Prince: Annette Brafman
Riff
The Leader, The Jets
Tony
Riff's Friend
Maria
Bernardo's Sister
Sep 26, 1957 - May 31, 1959
Bernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Sep 26, 1957 - Mar 22, 1958
Doc
One of the Adults
Anybodys
A Jet
Snowboy
A Jet
Schrank
One of the Adults
A-Rab
A Jet
Action
A Jet
Baby John
A Jet
Gee-Tar
A Jet
Krupke
One of the Adults
Diesel
A Jet
Toro
A Shark
Big Deal
A Jet
Rosalia
One of the Sharks' Girls
Graziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Velma
One of the Jets' Girls
Luis
A Shark
Clarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Anxious
A Shark
Mouth Piece
A Jet
Consuela
One of the Sharks' Girls
Teresita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Gladhand
One of the Adults
Tiger
A Jet
Nibbles
A Shark
Pepe
A Shark
Moose
A Shark
Juano
A Shark
Pauline
One of the Jets' Girls
Marguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Minnie
One of the Jets' Girls
Estella
One of the Sharks' Girls
Chino
Bernardo's Friend
Indio
A Shark
Francisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Standby: Stephanie Augustine (Maria), Muriel Bentley (Anita) and Marlys Watters (Maria)
Understudies: Hank Brunjes (Riff), Erne Castaldo (Chino), Martin Charnin (Snowboy), Marilyn Cooper (Consuela), Grover Dale (Big Deal), Carole D'Andrea (Anybodys), Al De Sio (A-Rab, Baby John), Frank Green (Tony), Reri Grist (Rosalia), John Harkins (Doc, Schrank), Alan Johnson (Shark), George Marcy (Bernardo), Jack Murray (Krupke), Liane Plane (Anita), Lynn Ross (Consuela) and Noel Schwartz (Action)

Winter Garden Theatre (Sep 26, 1957 - Feb 28, 1959)

Stage Manager: Lo Hardin

Cast

Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Mar 24, 1958 - Jul 1958
Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Jul 1958 - Mar 07, 1959
Riff
The Leader, The Jets
Maria
Bernardo's Sister
Jun 01, 1959 - Jun 27, 1959
Action
A Jet
Baby John
A Jet
Snowboy
A Jet
Pepe
A Shark
Chino
Bernardo's Friend
Tiger
A Jet
A-Rab
A Jet
Gladhand
One of the Adults
Graziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Baby John
A Jet
Juano
A Shark
Krupke
One of the Adults
Diesel
A Jet
Gladhand
One of the Adults
Gee-Tar
A Jet
Nibbles
A Shark
 
A-Rab
A Jet
Mouth Piece
A Jet
Indio
A Shark
Luis
A Shark
Marguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Bernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Consuela
One of the Sharks' Girls
Diesel
A Jet
Teresita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Pepe
A Shark
Doc
One of the Adults
Estella
One of the Sharks' Girls
Action
A Jet
Gee-Tar
A Jet
Clarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Riff
The Leader, The Jets
 
Diesel
A Jet
Action
A Jet
Minnie
One of the Jets' Girls
Anxious
A Shark
Francisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Moose
A Shark
 
Pepe
A Shark
Swings: Tommy Abbott and Bill Guske
Standby: Carmen Austin (Maria)
Understudies: Tommy Abbott (A-Rab, Action), Carmen Alvarez (Anita), Vince Baggetta (Big Deal), Barry Burns (A-Rab, Baby John), Jan Canada (Maria), Jerome Dempsey (Doc, Schrank), Lowell Harris (Krupke), Thomas Hasson (Riff), Ross Hertz (Doc, Schrank), Bob Kole (Tony), Ed Kresley (Action), Ed Kressley (A-Rab), Carmen Morales (Anita), Jay Norman (Bernardo), Larry Pool (Gladhand), Genii Prior (Rosalia) and Noel Schwartz (Bernardo)

Broadway Theatre (Mar 02, 1959 - May 10, 1959)

Production Stage Manager: George Eckert; Stage Manager: Joe Hill
Assistant Conductor: Charles Jaffe

Cast

Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Mar 09, 1959 - Jun 27, 1959
Graziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Juano
A Shark
Pauline
One of the Jets' Girls
Nibbles
A Shark
Snowboy
A Jet
Riff
The Leader, The Jets
Minnie
One of the Jets' Girls
 
Velma
One of the Jets' Girls
Pepe
A Shark
Indio
A Shark
Rosalia
One of the Sharks' Girls
Velma
One of the Jets' Girls
Clarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Maria
Bernardo's Sister
Francisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Gee-Tar
A Jet
Minnie
One of the Jets' Girls
Diesel
A Jet
Anxious
A Shark
Marguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Baby John
A Jet
Rosalia
One of the Sharks' Girls
Big Deal
A Jet
Moose
A Shark
 
Bernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Toro
A Shark
Teresita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Clarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Luis
A Shark
Swing: Stan Papich
Standby: Sonya Wilde (Maria)
Understudies: Al De Sio (Tony), Jose De Vega (Chino), Sandy Leeds (Anybodys), Sue Ostrowsky (Anybodys), Genii Prior (Anita), Tucker Smith (Riff, Snowboy), Carmine Terra (Bernardo) and Ben Vargas (Bernardo)

Winter Garden Theatre (May 11, 1959 - Jun 27, 1959)

Stage Manager: Lo Hardin

Cast

Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Mar 24, 1958 - Jul 1958
Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Jul 1958 - Mar 07, 1959
Riff
The Leader, The Jets
Maria
Bernardo's Sister
Jun 01, 1959 - Jun 27, 1959
Action
A Jet
Baby John
A Jet
Snowboy
A Jet
Pepe
A Shark
Chino
Bernardo's Friend
Tiger
A Jet
A-Rab
A Jet
Gladhand
One of the Adults
Graziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Baby John
A Jet
Juano
A Shark
Krupke
One of the Adults
Diesel
A Jet
Gladhand
One of the Adults
Gee-Tar
A Jet
Nibbles
A Shark
 
A-Rab
A Jet
Mouth Piece
A Jet
Indio
A Shark
Luis
A Shark
Marguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Bernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Consuela
One of the Sharks' Girls
Diesel
A Jet
Teresita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Pepe
A Shark
Doc
One of the Adults
Estella
One of the Sharks' Girls
Action
A Jet
Gee-Tar
A Jet
Clarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Riff
The Leader, The Jets
 
Diesel
A Jet
Action
A Jet
Minnie
One of the Jets' Girls
Anxious
A Shark
Francisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Moose
A Shark
 
Pepe
A Shark
Swings: Tommy Abbott and Bill Guske
Standby: Carmen Austin (Maria)
Understudies: Tommy Abbott (A-Rab, Action), Carmen Alvarez (Anita), Vince Baggetta (Big Deal), Barry Burns (A-Rab, Baby John), Jan Canada (Maria), Jerome Dempsey (Doc, Schrank), Lowell Harris (Krupke), Thomas Hasson (Riff), Ross Hertz (Doc, Schrank), Bob Kole (Tony), Ed Kresley (Action), Ed Kressley (A-Rab), Carmen Morales (Anita), Jay Norman (Bernardo), Larry Pool (Gladhand), Genii Prior (Rosalia) and Noel Schwartz (Bernardo)
music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Act 1
Sung By
Something's Coming
Tony
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
Act 2
Sung By
I Feel Pretty
Maria, Rosalia, Teresita and Francisca
Somewhere (Song and Dance)
Company and Consuela
Gee, Officer Krupke
Action, Snowboy and Jets
A Boy Like That
Anita and Maria
I Have Love
Anita and Maria

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1958 Nominee
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1958 Nominee
Carol Lawrence

Best Scenic Design

2020 Winner
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith
 

Best Costume Design

1958 Nominee
Costume Design by Irene Sharaff

Best Choreography

2020 Winner
Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
 

Conductor and Musical Director

1958 Nominee
Musical Director: Max Goberman

Theatre World

Award

1958 Recipient
Carol Lawrence
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