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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
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
Marlene 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), 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
Prologue Danced by Jets and Sharks
Jet Song Riff and Jets
Something's Coming Tony
The Dance At The Gym Jets and Sharks
Maria Tony
Tonight Tony and Maria
America Anita, Rosalia and Shark Girls
Cool Riff and Jets
One Hand, One Heart Tony and Maria
Tonight (Quintet and Chorus) Company
The Rumble Danced by Riff, Bernardo, Jets and Sharks
ACT 2 Sung By
I Feel Pretty Maria, Rosalia, Consuela and Francisca
Somewhere Danced by Company Sung By Francisca
Gee, Officer Krupke Action and Jets
A Boy Like That Anita and Maria
I Have Love Anita and Maria
Taunting Anita and Jets
Finale Company