West Side Story (Broadway, Winter Garden Theatre, 1957) | Playbill

West Side Story



Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, in this landmark Broadway musical. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of today’s time. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.

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Theatre World Awards
1958 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1958 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
1958 Best Choreography Winner
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Winner
1958 Best Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
1958 Musical Nominee
1958 Conductor and Musical Director Nominee

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