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.In accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and under the continued direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in New York City suspended performances March 12, 2020. Although too soon to commit to a return date, Broadway theatres extended ticket refunds and exchanges through May 30, 2021. An official return date will be announced at a later time. Ticket holders should reach out to their point of purchase for information regarding exchanges or refunds.