When four theatrical giants — Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim — created West Side Story
, it was immediately hailed as a masterpiece.
Now, three of the most daring theater-makers of our time — director Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge
and The Crucible),
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 23 young, brilliantly gifted performers
making their Broadway debuts. SYNOPSIS: West Side Story
transposes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
to the gang-ridden streets of 1950s Manhattan, dominated by the Sharks and the Jets. Two teens from the bitter-enemy gangs meet and fall in love at a fateful gym dance.Information is subject to change prior to opening night.Performances begin Dec. 10, 2019