What years was West Side Story on Broadway?

What years was West Side Story on Broadway?

It was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the mid 1950s in the Upper West Side of New York City, then a multiracial, blue-collar neighborhood….Casts.

Original Broadway 1957 Larry Kert
West End 1958 Don McKay
Broadway Revival 1980 Ken Marshall
Broadway Revival 2009 Matt Cavenaugh

How many times was West Side Story on Broadway?

After West Side Story premiered in September of 1957, it has been revived three times on Broadway. Read more about each revival below to learn about the production teams and casts for each show, as well as information about the theaters.

Who is the composer of the foremost musical stage play West Side Story in 1957?

composer Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story, theatre music by American composer Leonard Bernstein that premiered August 19, 1957, in Washington, D.C., before moving to Broadway for a second opening on September 26, 1957. The musical is a 20th-century American adaptation of the Shakespearean tale of Romeo and Juliet.

What musical beat out West Side Story at the Tonys in 1957?

The Music Man
Robert Preston took home the Tony for Distinguished Musical Actor in The Music Man. His co-star Barbara Cook beat out Carol Lawrence from West Side Story for Distinguished Supporting Actress in a Musical.

When did West Side Story debut?

September 26, 1957
West Side Story/First performance
West Side Story began its out of town performances at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. on August 19, 1957. After a two-week run at Philadelphia’s Erlanger Theatre, the show opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 26, 1957.

When did West Side Story Close on Broadway?

The musical, which began performances Dec. 10, 2019, then had its run cut short by the March 12, 2020 theatrical shutdown. “West Side Story” was later deemed ineligible for the 2019-2020 Tony Awards season, due to the Feb. 19, 2020 cutoff date set by administrators.

When did West Side Story debut on Broadway?

When was West Side Story revival?

Directed by Ivo van Hove, the “West Side Story” revival opened at the Broadway Theatre on Feb. 20, 2020, featuring Isaac Powell as Tony, Shereen Pimentel as Maria and 33 cast members making their Broadway debuts.

Where did West Side Story debut?

Who wrote the West Side Story?

Stephen Sondheim
West Side Story/Lyricists

Why was West Side Story so groundbreaking?

Arguably, its greatest influence was in the theatricality of its presentation—the seamlessness and cinematic flow of its staging—and the integration of script, song, dance, and set. In its original Broadway run, West Side Story ran for 732 performances—a success, but not a smash hit.

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Ruth Doyle