West Side Story

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West Side Story, the most exciting musical theatre piece of the 20th century, returns to the West End in a captivating new interpretation, directed by Ivo Van Hove.

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, this game changing musical by four titans of theatre – Jerome Robbins, Leonard Burnstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Luarents – was hailed as a “indisputable, boundary-busting masterpiece” (The New York Times) that “explodes every imaginable idea of what a musical can be” (New York Magazine) when it premiered in 1957.

Now, three of the most daring theatre-makers of our time — director Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge, The Crucible, All About Eve), 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.

Featuring some of the greatest songs in musical theatre canon including ‘Somewhere‘ and ‘Tonight‘.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see a landmark in musical theatre history as if for the very first time.

West Side Story is rumoured to open in London’s West End in 2022.

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What's the story of West Side Story?

Set in the Upper West Side of New York City. Two rival street gangs – the Jets and the Sharks – battle it out, as young lovers Tony and Maria get caught in the cross fire of their ethnic inspired turf war.

Who are the creative team of West Side Story?

Directed by Ivo Van Hove and choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, based on the original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Sets & lighting, Jan Versweyveld; costumes, An D’Huys; video, Luke Halls; sound, Tom Gibbons; production stage manager, Kevin Bertolacci.

Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents.

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News about West Side Story

West Side Story – Stephen Spielberg’s film adaptation pushed to 2021
Stephen Spielberg’s film adaptation of West Side Story has been pushed to 2021, according to reports in The Wrap. The highly anticipated new film starring Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) and newcomer Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria was scheduled to open this December but will now hit cinemas on 10 December 2021. Set in 1950s New York, West Side Story explores young love and gang rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks and features classic numbers such as "I Feel Pretty", "Something's Coming", "America", "Cool" and "Tonight". Joining the Elgort and Zegler in the film are Ariana DeBose (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Josh Andrés Rivera (Hamilton), David Alvarez (Billy Elliot: The Musical), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man, Midnight in Paris), Brian dʼArcy James (Hamilton) and Rita Moreno. Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 movie, takes on the role of Valentina – a new character based on shop owner Doc. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the 1957 musical was conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Bernstein and Sondheim’s acclaimed score will be conducted by Gustavo Dudamel with arrangements by David Newman and Jeanine Tesori working on vocals. Spielberg is producing and directing the film from a screenplay by Angels In America scribe Tony Kushner, with choreography by Justin Peck. The film debuts in US cinemas on 10 December 2021.

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