Lyric Premiere & New Coproduction West Side Story

  • Running Time - 2 hours, 20 minutes with 1 intermission

This iconic, Tony-winning Broadway musical transplants Romeo and Juliet to the backstreets of New York, creating a timeless masterpiece that comes to life with nearly 100 artists on Chicago's biggest stage. 

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.

 


"WEST SIDE STORY"

Based on a conception of JEROME ROBBINS

Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS
Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS

Originally Produced On Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens


Upcoming Dates
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May 2019

Tuesday

05/21

7:00 PM

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Wednesday

05/22

1:30 PM

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Wednesday

05/22

7:00 PM

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Thursday

05/23

7:00 PM

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Friday

05/24

7:00 PM

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Saturday

05/25

1:30 PM

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Saturday

05/25

7:00 PM

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Sunday

05/26

1:30 PM

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Tuesday

05/28

7:00 PM

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Wednesday

05/29

1:30 PM

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Wednesday

05/29

7:00 PM

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Thursday

05/30

7:00 PM

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Friday

05/31

7:00 PM

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June 2019

Saturday

06/01

1:30 PM

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Saturday

06/01

7:00 PM

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Sunday

06/02

1:30 PM

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Program Book

Go inside this production of West Side Story with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.

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Meet The Artists

Corey Cott*

Tony

Mikaela Bennett*

Maria

Amanda Castro*

Anita

Brett Thiele*

Riff

Manuel Stark Santos*

Bernardo

Adam Soniak*

Action

Taylor Simmons*

A-Rab

Jarred Manista*

Baby John

Callan Bergmann*

Snowboy

Jeffrey C. Sousa*

Diesel

Wesley Ryan*

Big Deal

Paul HeeSang Miller*

Gee-tar

Juan Caballer*

Tiger

Alexa Magro*

Anybodys

Kyra Sorce*

Graziella

Alyssa Sarnoff

Pauline

Veronica Sofia Burt*

Velma

Paige Fraser*

Minnie

Shannon Alvis

Clarice

Julio Rey*

Chino

Mark Deler*

Pepe

Joshua LaMar Henry*

Indio

Joseph P. Hermandez *

Luis

Gregory Blackmon*

Anxious

Michael J. Rios*

Nibbles

Martín Ortiz-Tapia*

Juano

Sebastian Garcia*

Toro

Linedy Genao*

Rosalia

Addie Morales*

Francisca

Alexandra Matteo*

Consuelo

Kayla Moniz*

Teresita

Antonia Raye*

Estella

Carolina Villaraos*

Margarita

David Alan Anderson*

Doc

Bret Tuomi*

Lt. Schrank

Jerry Kernion*

Officer Krupke

Ed Kross*

Glad Hand

James Lowe

Conductor

Francesca Zambello

Director

Julio Monge

Choreographer

Peter J. Davison

Set Designer

Jessica Jahn

Costume Designer

Mark McCullough

Lighting Designer

Mark Grey

Sound Designer

* Lyric Opera debut

Production Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

THE NEGAUNEE FOUNDATION

Cosponsors

ANONYMOUS DONOR

RANDY L. AND MELVIN R. BERLIN

ROBERT S. AND SUSAN E. MORRISON

MRS HERBERT A. VANCE AND MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM C. VANCE


Northern Trust - LOGO

Major in-kind audio support provided by Shure Logo
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

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS

Originally Produced On Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Lynn Lane/Houston Grand Opera