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West Side Story   

Winter Garden Theatre, (9/26/1957 - 2/28/1959)
Broadway Theatre, (3/02/1959 - 5/10/1959)
Winter Garden Theatre, (5/11/1959 - 6/27/1959)
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Opening Date: Sep 26, 1957    
Closing Date: Jun 27, 1959 Total Performances: 732

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, 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 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; Co - Orchestrator: Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal
Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Co - Choreographer: Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Sound Design by Sound Associates, Inc.
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Clarence Jacobson
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: Harry Howell
Copyist Supervisor: Arnold Arnstein
Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch, Helen Richards and Howard Newman; Casting: Judith Abbott and Betty Wharton; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Production Associate: Sylvia Drulie
Cast
Mickey Calin
Riff
The Leader, The Jets
Larry Kert
Tony
Riff's Friend
Carol Lawrence
Maria
Bernardo's Sister
Ken Le Roy
Bernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Chita Rivera
Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Art Smith
Doc
One of the Adults
Lee Becker
Anybodys
A Jet
Grover Dale
Snowboy
A Jet
Arch Johnson
Schrank
One of the Adults
Tony Mordente
A-Rab
A Jet
Eddie Roll
Action
A Jet
David Winters
Baby John
A Jet
Tommy Abbott
Gee-Tar
A Jet
William Bramley
Krupke
One of the Adults
Hank Brunjes
Diesel
A Jet
Erne Castaldo
Toro
A Shark
Martin Charnin
Big Deal
A Jet
Marilyn Cooper
Rosalia
One of the Sharks' Girls
Wilma Curley
Graziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Carole D'Andrea
Velma
One of the Jets' Girls
Al De Sio
Luis
A Shark
Marilyn D'Honau
Clarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Gene Gavin
Anxious
A Shark
Frank Green
Mouth Piece
A Jet
Reri Grist
Consuela
One of the Sharks' Girls
Carmen Gutierrez
Teresita
One of the Sharks' Girls
John Harkins
Gladhand
One of the Adults
Lowell Harris
Tiger
A Jet
Ronnie Lee
Nibbles
A Shark
George Marcy
Pepe
A Shark
Jack Murray
Moose
A Shark
Jay Norman
Juano
A Shark
Julie Oser
Pauline
One of the Jets' Girls
Liane Plane
Marguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Nanette Rosen
Minnie
One of the Jets' Girls
Lynn Ross
Estella
One of the Sharks' Girls
Jamie Sanchez
Chino
Bernardo's Friend
Noel Schwartz
Indio
A Shark
Elizabeth Taylor
Francisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Swings: Larry Roquemore and Marc Scott
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)
Theatre World
winner 1958 Award [recipient]
Carol Lawrence
Tony Award®
1958 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
1958 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Carol Lawrence
winner 1958 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Oliver Smith
1958 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Irene Sharaff
winner 1958 Best Choreography [winner]
Jerome Robbins
1958 Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Max Goberman
music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1 Sung By
Something's Coming Tony (Riff's Friend)
Maria Tony (Riff's Friend)
Tonight Tony (Riff's Friend) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
America Anita (Bernardo's Girl) 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
ACT 2 Sung By
I Feel Pretty Maria (Bernardo's Sister), Rosalia (One of the Sharks' Girls), Teresita (One of the Sharks' Girls) and Francisca (One of the Sharks' Girls)
Somewhere Company and Consuela (One of the Sharks' Girls)
Gee, Officer Krupke Action (A Jet), Snowboy (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)
   
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