By Playbill Staff
23 Feb 2014
West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, opened on Broadway in 1957 and received six Tony nominations, winning Best Choreography and Best Scenic Design. It has been revived in 1964, 1980 and 2009.
The 1961 film adaptation, starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, received ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Music.
Click through to see a collection of performances from the stage and screen, as well as some West Side Story-inspired spoofs.Continued...