Previews Jul 27, 2018
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In celebration of the 100th birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, Barrington Stage Company presents West Side Story, conceived Jerome Robbins, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. One of the world's greatest love stories takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, where two young lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, relevant, and heartache-inducing musicals of the 20th century. Directed by Julianne Boyd, this production features choreography by world-renowned dancer, choreographer, and Tony nominee Robert La Fosse.