LYRIC PREMIERE & NEW COPRODUCTION

WEST SIDE STORY



LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S MUSIC AND STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S LYRICS TRANSPLANT ROMEO AND JULIET TO THE BACKSTREETS OF NEW YORK, GIVING US THIS BROADWAY MUSICAL MASTERPIECE.

Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for “a place for us…somewhere.” Their songs illuminate every scene and permeate our culture, from the romance of “Maria” and “Tonight” to the exuberance of “America” and the humor of “Gee, Officer Krupke.” Add to that the bold, sexy, iconic dances of Jerome Robbins that smolder and sizzle with energy, and you have a musical-theater experience you’ll never forget.


 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

Lead Sponsor
THE NEGAUNEE
FOUNDATION
Cosponsors
ANONYMOUS
DONOR

RANDY L. AND
MELVIN R. BERLIN

ROBERT S. AND
SUSAN E. MORRISON

MR. AND MRS.
WILLIAM C. VANCE

Northern Trust


A coproduction of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and Glimmerglass Festival.


WEST SIDE STORY

Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS
Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS
Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Original production directed and choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS
 


SAVE THE DATE! May 10, 2019 join us for the Spring Musical Celebration hosted by the Women’s Board and the Guild Board of Directors.
 




Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes with 1 intermission

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Photos: Lynn Lane/Houston Grand Opera
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