A Rumble At The Rep

Takin’ It To The Streets With “West Side Story”

Trinity Repertory Company will present “West Side Story,” the timeless Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical that takes Romeo and Juliet to the streets of New York in a life and death fight for love. Performance dates are April 23 - May 30.

With a book by Arthur Laurents, this award-winning play sets young love against a backdrop of feuding neighborhoods - native New Yorkers against Puerto Rican émigrés - in a dance to the death over turf. The passionate but tragic tale of star-crossed love features such classic musical theatre numbers such as "Cool," "America," "Somewhere" and "Tonight."

Since its debut at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre on September 26, 1957, “West Side Story” has become a touchstone for the development of the modern musical.

From the original Jerome Robbins production to the legendary 1961 film version to numerous adaptations and revivals on stages around the world, “West Side Story” continues to address the universal issues of racial stereotyping and street violence.

Dubbed "The finest achievement of the musical stage...a genius creation" by The New York Times, the play still resonates with the timeless message of compassion and the power of love.

Amanda Dehnert will direct the Trinity production with choreography by Sharon Jenkins.

For tickets and information, call 401-351-4242 or visit www.trinityrep.com.

-- OnStage Boston



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