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West Side Story is a timeless classic, but despite six decades of history, you've never seen a production like this one. Under the direction of the innovative Ivo van Hove, the beloved story of star-crossed lovers and rival gangs takes on a more urgent and modern context. Featuring original choreography by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and a stage and video design by Jan Versweyveld, this West Side Story offers a radical, thrilling new interpretation of this iconic work, featuring 33 young performers making their Broadway debuts. Don't miss this opportunity to see a landmark in musical theater history as if for the very first time.

Featured Reviews For West Side Story


‘West Side Story’: Theater Review - Variety
There's no doubt that the sensibility has shifted in this revival, but not enough to seem theatrically radical. Although we no longer seem to be in the 50s, the modern elements are mainly structural, like the gigantic scenic projections (designed by Luke Halls) on the back wall. At first they seem intrusive, more aggressive than enlightening because they're competing with, and often overwhelming, the stage action below. They become integral to the show only when they reveal things we can't see for ourselves, like the confidential exchanges between Maria and Anita in the back room of Doc's Drugstore, and the electrifying night run that Tony takes on the rain-slicked streets of Hell's Kitchen.

West Side Story review at Broadway Theatre, New York – ‘Ivo van Hove refreshes a classic musical’ - The Stage
This is the first US production not to use Jerome Robbins' iconic choreography. In its place choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker creates frenetic energy using gymnastic flips and hints of breakdancing. Even though some of the elements feel strained, Van Hove's production successfully refreshes this classic by treating it as something both monumental and mortal.


 



 

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by A.A. Cristi - March 24, 2020
Feeling under the weather, need a breather from working at home, or just practicing responsible social distancing? BroadwayWorld has your boredom solution!
by A.A. Cristi - March 8, 2020
Go inside the creation and 63-year evolution of the musical theatre masterpiece, West Side Story.
by Nicole Rosky - March 5, 2020
Just last month, history was made at the Broadway Theater when the curtain went up on Ivo van Hove's revolutionary revival of West Side Story. The production features a whopping 33 Broadway debuts- young performers hailing everywhere from Cuba to California, and from Mexico to Massachusetts.
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 22, 2020
Some of the most beloved songs of the musical theatre canon come from Bernstein's score, which includes 'Tonight,' 'America,' 'Maria,' and of course, Tony's big Act I moment, 'Something's Coming.' Today, we celebrate the show's return with that very tune, featuring original Tonys Larry Kert (original Broadway cast) and Richard Beymer (1961 film), Broadway leading men Matt Cavenaugh (2009 revival), Jeremy Jordan (2009 revival), Cheyenne Jackson, Gavin Creel, Colton Ryan, Santino Fontana, and Darren Criss, and even Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey and Judy Garland.
by Nicole Rosky - February 21, 2020
The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story. Check out photos from the opening night bows below!
by Nicole Rosky - February 21, 2020
The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below!
by TV - Red Carpets - February 21, 2020
Some of Broadway's biggest stars, including Sierra Boggess, Joshua Henry, Jessica Vosk, Robin de Jesús, Will Hochman, Sherie Rene Scott and so many more tell us all about what the iconic West Side Story means to them!
by Jennifer Broski - February 21, 2020
The Broadway Theatre was the place to be last night as talents from stage and screen gathered to celebrate opening night of Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story.
by Michael Dale - February 20, 2020
Dear kindly Ivo van Hove, I often like your work, But when you stage revivals Your concepts go berserk. Your symbolism's clunky, Your edits are too thick. West Side Story doesn't need your schtick.
by Review Roundups - February 20, 2020
Tonight, tonight! Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story opens tonight at the Broadway Theatre.
by Nicole Rosky - February 20, 2020
Tonight (tonight)'s the night! Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story opens tonight, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre. Just last night, however, the company welcomed two very special guests- original Maria, Carol Lawrence and original Chino, Jaime Sanchez. Check out photos of the pair as they visit the cast backstage over sixty years later!
by Kaitlin Milligan - February 20, 2020
Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Stor opens tonight, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre. Isaac Powell, Shereen Pimentel, Dharon Jones and the rest of the young cast stopped by TODAY to talk about the show's return to Broadway.
by Nicole Rosky - February 19, 2020
Tomorrow is the big night! Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story will open Thursday, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre. We've got your first look at the cast in action!
by Stephi Wild - February 17, 2020
The current revival of West Side Story was the subject of a new feature of this Sunday's 60 Minutes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 16, 2020
For the first time in its 60-plus year history and six productions on Broadway, West Side Story - a musical whose iconic dance scenes have an instant recognizability in both the musical theater world and in culture in general - will not include the original Jerome Robbins and Peter Gennaro choreography. This Ivo van Hove-led revival of the classic has thrown away convention and brought in the talents of a choreographer iconic in her own right, to bring this musical into the modern age.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - February 13, 2020
Audiences will no doubt recognize the quintessential American musical West Side Story when its latest revival opens next week. Its unforgettable music, lyrics and story are the same. But this radical reimagining injects a modern twist to the classic story: a video element meant to intensify and augment the action. Bill Whitaker and 60 MINUTES cameras were given unprecedented access to the production, filming its rehearsals and interviewing its creators. The story about the new West Side Story will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Feb. 16 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
by A.A. Cristi - January 17, 2020
West Side Story star, Isaac Powell, will rejoin the cast of the Broadway revival this evening following a knee injury that sidelined the actor, causing the production to postpone its opening night by two weeks. 

West Side Story Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of West Side Story have their been?
West Side Story has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1957, Broadway which opened in 1957, West End which opened in 1958, US Tour which opened in 1959, Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 1980, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1991, Regional (UK) which opened in 1992, West End which opened in 1998, Houston, TX (Regional) which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2009, US Tour which opened in 2010, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2015, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2018, Regional (US) which opened in 2018 and Broadway which opened in 2020.

What other awards has West Side Story been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jonathan Tunick, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Luke Halls, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for West Side Story, Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Gibbons, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Isaac Powell, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for West Side Story, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ivo van HoveOutstanding Projection Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Luke Halls and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for West Side Story.

What other awards has West Side Story won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jonathan Tunick Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Luke Halls and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for West Side Story Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Gibbons Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Isaac Powell Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for West Side Story Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ivo van Hove Outstanding Projection Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Luke Halls Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for West Side Story.

What productions of West Side Story have their been?
West Side Story has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1957, Broadway which opened in 1957, West End which opened in 1958, US Tour which opened in 1959, Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 1980, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1991, Regional (UK) which opened in 1992, West End which opened in 1998, Houston, TX (Regional) which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2009, US Tour which opened in 2010, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2015, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2018, Regional (US) which opened in 2018 and Broadway which opened in 2020.

What awards has West Side Story been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jonathan Tunick, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Luke Halls, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for West Side Story, Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Gibbons, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Isaac Powell, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for West Side Story, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ivo van HoveOutstanding Projection Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Luke Halls and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for West Side Story.

What awards has West Side Story won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jonathan Tunick Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Luke Halls and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for West Side Story Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Gibbons Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Isaac Powell Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for West Side Story Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ivo van Hove Outstanding Projection Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Luke Halls Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for West Side Story.

What is the order of songs in West Side Story and what's the order?
Prologue
Jet Song
Something's Coming
The Dance at the Gym
Maria
Tonight
America
Cool
One Hand, One Heart
The Rumble
I Feel Pretty
Somewhere
Gee, Officer Krupke!
A Boy Like That
I Have a Love
Taunting
Kids Ain't
This Turf Is Ours
Opening Sequence
Mix!
Prologue
Jet Song
Something's Coming
Dance At The Gym
Maria
Balcony Scene
America
Cool
One Hand, One Heart
Tonight (Quintet)
The Rumble
I Feel Pretty
Ballet Sequence
Scherzo
Somewhere
Procession and Nightmare
Gee, Officer Krupke
A Boy Like That
I Have a Love
Taunting Scene
Finale

What productions of West Side Story have there been?
West Side Story has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1957, Broadway which opened in 1957, West End which opened in 1958, US Tour which opened in 1959, Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 1980, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1991, Regional (UK) which opened in 1992, West End which opened in 1998, Houston, TX (Regional) which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2009, US Tour which opened in 2010, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2015, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2018, Regional (US) which opened in 2018 and Broadway which opened in 2020.