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West Side Story changed the course of musical theatre when it opened on Broadway in 1957 and it still remains one of the most successful stage shows of all time. The 1961 film version won ten Academy Awards.
Based on Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet,West Side Story is set on Manhattan's Upper West Side and explores the rivalry between two teenage gangs; one white, the other Puerto Rican.
When Tony falls in love with Maria, the sister of the rival gang's leader, the feud takes on a new dimension, and as their love blossoms so begins a fatal journey overshadowed by violence and hatred.
With groundbreaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
The score includes the unforgettable songs Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty.
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Venue: Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
Bookings: 0844 871 3014
→ Waverley 8 min walk