Year 1957 bernstein's west side story opens on september 26, 1957, west side story, composed by leonard bernstein, opens at the winter garden theatre on broadway for the groundbreaking musical. Romeo and juliet / west side story by william shakespeare, arthur laurents, leonard bernstein, stephen sondheim two perennial classics—william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and the broadway musical west side story —in a single volume. West side story west side story is an american version of romeo and juliet and it follows the play's plot very closelywhile shakespeare's tale concerns feuding aristocratic families in 15th century verona, west side story's creators (music by leonard bernstein, lyrics by stephen sondheim, book by arthur laurents, choreography by jerome robbins) focus on a clash between second.
Laurents wrote the book for west side story, which updated romeo and juliet to the streets of new york, with gangs called the jets and the sharks replacing the houses of montague and capulet. West side story features a score by leonard bernstein (music) and stephen sondheim (lyrics) and a book by arthur laurents the musical debuted on broadway at the winter garden theatre in september 1957 it played 732 performances before closing june 27, 1959. Go see west side story broadway world a sparkling jewel of theatrical talent and skill in addition to the dazzling dancing and wonderful vocals, shaw has managed to make every scene affecting richmond magazine west side story soared if you haven't gotten your tickets yet, ¿que estas.
Read playbillcom's 2009 feature about mr laurents and his new 21st-century production of west side story the former was in many ways mr laurents attempt to erase the memory of a 2003 broadway. Used availability for arthur laurents's west side story hardback editions title: west side story author(s): arthur laurents, stephen sondheim isbn: -435-23529-x / 978--435-23529-1 (uk edition) publisher: heinemann educational publishers availability: amazon amazon uk amazon ca. Arthur laurents was best known for his work as librettist on gypsy and west side story, but was also well known as a playwright, having won a tony award® for hallelujah, baby in 1968 later as a.
Violence eruptswest side story based on: book by: music by: lyrics by: directed & romeo and juliet by william shakespeare arthur laurents leonard bernstein stephen sondheim choreographed by: jerome robbins scene the action takes place on the west side of new york city during the last. The late writer and director arthur laurents returned to theater talk to discuss directing the 2009 bilingual broadway revival of the 1957 musical classic. West side story is a 1961 film adaptation of the same-titled musical play about two lovers heavily entangled in two rival new york city gangs directed by jerome robins and robert wise written by arthur laurents.
West side story is one of those films that just blows you away because it is so infinitely and magnificently stunning it's mesmerizing, powerful, stunning, poetic, beautifully filled with art, moving, lovely, and downright beautiful. The playwright and screenwriter arthur laurents wrote the books for two true classics of musical theatre, west side story (1957) and gypsy (1959), and directed the hit musical la cage aux folles. Credits for west side story: musical score by leonard bernstein who has composed 3 other stage musicals: on the town, candide and wonderful town (the former two made into screen musicals) book by arthur laurents screenplay by ernest lehman lyrics by stephen sondheim. Important dates in the history of west side story 1917 arthur laurents is born the playwright, director and screenwriter behind west side story's book.
West side story by arthur laurents and stephen sondheim includes complete cast list, vocal ranges, instrumentation list plus an introduction about the famous collaboration that worked together on this project: leonard bernstein, stephen sondheim, arthur laurents, and jerome robbins. West side story book by arthur laurents music by leornard bernstein lyrics by stephen sondheim highlighting the talents of a young ensemble cast, west side story has found popularity in schools as well as professional theatres throughout the world. Arthur laurents, (arthur levine), american playwright, director, and screenwriter (born july 14, 1917, brooklyn, ny—died may 5, 2011, new york, ny), wrote the books for several successful broadway productions, most notably the hit musicals west side story (1957 filmed 1961) and gypsy (1959 filmed 1962), during a career that spanned some 60 years.