“The radioactive fallout from West Side Story must still be descending on Broadway this morning.”
That was the New York Daily News headline after the explosive 1957 premiere of the show that would change the face of musicals forever.
The magic still happens when Tony meets Maria—a boy and a girl who fall madly in love in spite of being trapped in the hate and danger of their rival gangs, the Sharks and the Jets. Here is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet—a story of ecstasy, anguish, and wildness, featuring immortal songs including “Maria,” “America,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Cool,” “Somewhere,” “A Boy Like That,” and more.
The IU Jacobs School proudly presents a new production of this “thrilling fusion of dance, drama and song.” The New York Times
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Conductor David Neely
Director Michael Shell
Set Designer Steven Kemp
In English with titles • New production