Turf wars in New York City between rival gangs Jets and Sharks.
A retelling of the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet.
West Side Story is a timeless masterpiece of American musical theatre. It was originally composed in 1957 by Leonard Bernstein (and was Stephen Sondheim’s first job as lyricist). The original production played 732 performances on Broadway.
A new Broadway production began previews at the Palace Theatre on Broadway Monday, February 23, 2009, and opened to critical acclaim. The production broke box office records running March 19, 2009 to January 2, 2011. The musical played 27 previews and 748 regular performances, making it the longest-running production of the groundbreaking musical in Broadway history.
The show is coming to NAC Southam Hall March 13-18, 2012. Get tickets here.