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West Side Story   

Winter Garden Theatre, (9/26/1957 - 2/28/1959)
Broadway Theatre, (3/02/1959 - 5/10/1959)
Winter Garden Theatre, (5/11/1959 - 6/27/1959)
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Opening Date: Sep 26, 1957    
Closing Date: Jun 27, 1959 Total Performances: 732

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts and fifteen scenes
Setting: The West Side of New York City during the last days of Summer. 1957.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince; Produced by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
Book by Arthur Laurents; Conceived by Jerome Robbins; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Musical Director: Max Goberman; Music orchestrated by Leonard Bernstein; Co - Orchestrator: Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal
Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Co - Choreographer: Peter Gennaro; Dance Assistant to Mr. Robbins and Mr. Gennaro: Howard Jeffrey and Wallace Seibert
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Sound Design by Sound Associates, Inc.; Assistant to Oliver Smith: Robert O'Hearn; Assistant to Miss Rosenthal: Mickey Kinsella
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Clarence Jacobson
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: Harry Howell; Assistant Stage Mgr: George Lake
Copyist Supervisor: Arnold Arnstein; Assistant Conductor: Frederick Vogelgesang
Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch, Helen Richards and Howard Newman; Casting: Judith Abbott and Betty Wharton; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Production Associate: Sylvia Drulie; Directorial Assistant to Mr. Robbins: Gerald Freedman; Secretary to Mr. Prince: Annette Brafman
Mickey CalinRiff
The Leader, The Jets
Larry KertTony
Riff's Friend
Carol LawrenceMaria
Bernardo's Sister
Ken Le RoyBernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Chita RiveraAnita
Bernardo's Girl
Art SmithDoc
One of the Adults
Lee BeckerAnybodys
A Jet
Grover DaleSnowboy
A Jet
Arch JohnsonSchrank
One of the Adults
Tony MordenteA-Rab
A Jet
Eddie RollAction
A Jet
David WintersBaby John
A Jet
Tommy AbbottGee-Tar
A Jet
William BramleyKrupke
One of the Adults
Hank BrunjesDiesel
A Jet
Erne CastaldoToro
A Shark
Martin CharninBig Deal
A Jet
Marilyn CooperRosalia
One of the Sharks' Girls
Wilma CurleyGraziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Carole D'AndreaVelma
One of the Jets' Girls
Al De SioLuis
A Shark
Marilyn D'HonauClarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Gene GavinAnxious
A Shark
Frank GreenMouth Piece
A Jet
Reri GristConsuela
One of the Sharks' Girls
Carmen GutierrezTeresita
One of the Sharks' Girls
John HarkinsGladhand
One of the Adults
Lowell HarrisTiger
A Jet
Ronnie LeeNibbles
A Shark
George MarcyPepe
A Shark
Jack MurrayMoose
A Shark
Jay NormanJuano
A Shark
Julie OserPauline
One of the Jets' Girls
Liane PlaneMarguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Nanette RosenMinnie
One of the Jets' Girls
Lynn RossEstella
One of the Sharks' Girls
Jamie SanchezChino
Bernardo's Friend
Noel SchwartzIndio
A Shark
Elizabeth TaylorFrancisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Swings: Larry Roquemore and Marc Scott
Standby: Stephanie Augustine (Maria), Muriel Bentley (Anita) and Marlys Watters (Maria)
Understudies: Hank Brunjes (Riff), Erne Castaldo (Chino), Martin Charnin (Snowboy), Marilyn Cooper (Consuela), Grover Dale (Big Deal), Carole D'Andrea (Anybodys), Al De Sio (A-Rab, Baby John), Frank Green (Tony), Reri Grist (Rosalia), John Harkins (Doc, Schrank), Alan Johnson (Shark), George Marcy (Bernardo), Jack Murray (Krupke), Liane Plane (Anita), Lynn Ross (Consuela) and Noel Schwartz (Action)
Theatre World
winner 1958 Award [recipient] 
  Carol Lawrence
Tony Award®
 1958 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Arthur Laurents ;  Music by Leonard Bernstein ;  Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ;  Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
 1958 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Carol Lawrence
winner 1958 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  Oliver Smith
 1958 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Irene Sharaff
winner 1958 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Jerome Robbins
 1958 Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Max Goberman
music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1 Sung By
Something's ComingTony (Riff's Friend)
MariaTony (Riff's Friend)
TonightTony (Riff's Friend) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
AmericaAnita (Bernardo's Girl) and Shark Girls
CoolRiff (The Leader, The Jets) and Jets
One Hand, One HeartTony (Riff's Friend) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
Tonight (Quintet and Chorus)Company
ACT 2 Sung By
I Feel PrettyMaria (Bernardo's Sister), Rosalia (One of the Sharks' Girls), Teresita (One of the Sharks' Girls) and Francisca (One of the Sharks' Girls)
SomewhereCompany and Consuela (One of the Sharks' Girls)
Gee, Officer KrupkeAction (A Jet), Snowboy (A Jet) and Jets
A Boy Like ThatAnita (Bernardo's Girl) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
I Have LoveAnita (Bernardo's Girl) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)