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
Go inside this production of West Side Story with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.
Meet The Artists
Manuel Stark Santos*
Jeffrey C. Sousa*
Paul HeeSang Miller*
Veronica Sofia Burt*
Joshua LaMar Henry*
Joseph P. Hermandez *
Michael J. Rios*
David Alan Anderson*
Peter J. Davison
* Lyric Opera debut