West Side Story

Musical
Original
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.
  • Book: Arthur Laurents
  • Music: Leonard Bernstein
  • Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Awards

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