When four theatrical giants — Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim — created West Side Story
, it was immediately hailed as a masterpiece.
Now, three of the most daring theater-makers of our time — director Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge
and The Crucible),
choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and designer and frequent Van Hove collaborator Jan Versweyveld — offer a radical, thrilling new interpretation of this iconic work, with extraordinary dancing, breathtaking vision, and 33 young, brilliantly gifted performers
making their Broadway debuts. SYNOPSIS: West Side Story
transposes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
to the gang-ridden streets of 1950s Manhattan, dominated by the Sharks and the Jets. Two teens from the bitter-enemy gangs meet and fall in love at a fateful gym dance.Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo in response to rising concerns about the global coronavirus pandemic, all Broadway performances are suspended beginning March 12, 2020 with an anticipated return the week of April 13, 2020.