'Could it be? Yes, it could. Something’s coming – something good.'
WEST SIDE STORY marries stunning choreography to a matchless songbook – Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight – as it translates ROMEO AND JULIET to 1950s Manhattan. It’s the Jets and the Sharks, two rival gangs who make New York’s mean streets even meaner. But it’s also passionate, tender and deeply romantic – the greatest love story ever told.
Reimagined for the round with new choreography by Aletta Collins (SWEET CHARITY) and orchestrations from Bernstein specialist Jason Carr, Sarah Frankcom’s production follows Royal Exchange hits such as SWEET CHARITY and GUYS AND DOLLS as it brings a whole new energy to a bona fide Broadway classic.
Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS.
Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith
and Harold S. Prince
by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
Produced by arrangement with
Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Saturday 6 April - Saturday 25 May 2019
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Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS. Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS. Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN. Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Directed by SARAH FRANKCOM.
DIRECTOR Sarah Frankcom
DESIGNER Anna Fleischle
CHOREOGRAPHER Aletta Collins
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR/ORCHESTRATOR Jason Carr
LIGHTING DESIGNER Lee Curran
SOUND DESIGNER Richard Brooker
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Mark Aspinall
COSTUME DESIGNER Polly Sullivan
CASTING DIRECTOR Jim Arnold
BERNSTEIN REVEALED: A CABARET
Join leading Leonard Bernstein expert Edward Seckerson,
double Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann and
double Tony Award nominee (and musical supervisor/orchestrator of WEST SIDE STORY)
Jason Carr to celebrate 100 years of Leonard Bernstein.
28 April 7.30pm
Tickets £15 (£12)
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Thursday 16 May, following 7.30pm show.
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