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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
Cast
Mickey Calin Riff
The Leader, The Jets
Larry Kert Tony
Riff's Friend
Carol Lawrence Maria
Bernardo's Sister
Ken Le Roy Bernardo
The Leader, The Sharks
Chita Rivera Anita
Bernardo's Girl
Art Smith Doc
One of the Adults
Lee Becker Anybodys
A Jet
Grover Dale Snowboy
A Jet
Arch Johnson Schrank
One of the Adults
Tony Mordente A-Rab
A Jet
Eddie Roll Action
A Jet
David Winters Baby John
A Jet
Tommy Abbott Gee-Tar
A Jet
William Bramley Krupke
One of the Adults
Hank Brunjes Diesel
A Jet
Erne Castaldo Toro
A Shark
Martin Charnin Big Deal
A Jet
Marilyn Cooper Rosalia
One of the Sharks' Girls
Wilma Curley Graziella
One of the Jets' Girls
Carole D'Andrea Velma
One of the Jets' Girls
Al De Sio Luis
A Shark
Marilyn D'Honau Clarice
One of the Jets' Girls
Gene Gavin Anxious
A Shark
Frank Green Mouth Piece
A Jet
Reri Grist Consuela
One of the Sharks' Girls
Carmen Gutierrez Teresita
One of the Sharks' Girls
John Harkins Gladhand
One of the Adults
Lowell Harris Tiger
A Jet
Ronnie Lee Nibbles
A Shark
George Marcy Pepe
A Shark
Jack Murray Moose
A Shark
Jay Norman Juano
A Shark
Julie Oser Pauline
One of the Jets' Girls
Liane Plane Marguerita
One of the Sharks' Girls
Nanette Rosen Minnie
One of the Jets' Girls
Lynn Ross Estella
One of the Sharks' Girls
Jamie Sanchez Chino
Bernardo's Friend
Noel Schwartz Indio
A Shark
Elizabeth Taylor Francisca
One of the Sharks' Girls
Swings: Larry Roquemore and Marc Scott
Standbys: 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)
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
Theatre World
nominee 1958 Award [recipient]
Carol Lawrence
ACT 1Sung By
Something's Coming Tony (Riff's Friend)
Maria Tony (Riff's Friend)
Tonight Tony (Riff's Friend) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
America Anita (Bernardo's Girl) and Shark Girls
Cool Riff (The Leader, The Jets) and Jets
One Hand, One Heart Tony (Riff's Friend) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
Tonight (Quintet and Chorus) Company
ACT 2Sung By
I Feel Pretty Maria (Bernardo's Sister), Rosalia (One of the Sharks' Girls), Teresita (One of the Sharks' Girls) and Francisca (One of the Sharks' Girls)
Somewhere Company and Consuela (One of the Sharks' Girls)
Gee, Officer Krupke Action (A Jet), Snowboy (A Jet) and Jets
A Boy Like That Anita (Bernardo's Girl) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)
I Have Love Anita (Bernardo's Girl) and Maria (Bernardo's Sister)