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West Side Story Production History

West Side Story Show Information

  • Gangway! (alternate title - only as a joke written by Arthur Laurents on an outline)
  • Opening:September 26, 1957
    Closing:June 27, 1959
    # Performances:732
    Theatres: Winter Garden Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
    5/11/1959 - 6/27/1959
    Broadway Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
    3/2/1959 - 5/10/1959
    Winter Garden Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
    9/26/1957 - 2/28/1959
    Production Type:Original Production
    Run Type:Open Run
    Show type Musical
    Other titles:
    • East Side Story (working title)

    Other Productions of West Side Story

    2005   UK Tour International Tour
    UK Tour
    1957   Broadway Original Broadway Production
    1958   West End London Production
    West End
    1959   US Tour National Tour
    US Tour
    1960   Broadway Return Engagement [Broadway]
    1964   Broadway City Center Revival
    1968   Broadway Broadway Revival
    1980   Broadway Broadway Revival
    1991   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
    Milburn, NJ (Regional)
    1992   Regional (UK) Regional Revival
    Regional (UK)
    1998   West End London Revival
    West End
    2006   Houston, TX (Regional) Theatre Under the Stars Production
    Houston, TX (Regional)
    2009   Broadway Broadway Revival
    2010   US Tour National Tour
    US Tour
    2015   Washington, DC (Regional) Signature Theatre Production
    Washington, DC (Regional)
    2018   Washington, DC (Regional) National Symphony Orchestra Concert Revival
    Washington, DC (Regional)
    2018   Regional (US) 100th Birthday Celebration Revival Production
    Regional (US)
    2020   Broadway Broadway Revival

    West Side Story - 1957 Broadway Awards and Nominations

    Note: Award winners will appear on a background
    Year Ceremony Category Nominee
    1958 Theatre World Awards Performance Carol Lawrence
    1958 Tony Awards Best Choreography Jerome Robbins
    1958 Tony Awards Best Conductor and Musical Director Max Goberman
    1958 Tony Awards Best Costume Design Irene Sharaff
    1958 Tony Awards Best Musical Leonard Bernstein
    1958 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Carol Lawrence
    1958 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design Oliver Smith
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