About West Side Story
WEST SIDE STORY: The Original Broadway Classic
One of the greatest musicals of all time, West Side Story returns to Sadler’s Wells this summer after a sell-out season in 2008 during its 50th anniversary year.
**** "If you buy one theatre ticket this summer, make it this one. A thrilling, hurtling triumph" The Observer
With groundbreaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre forever. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, West Side Story has been described as “a masterpiece of musical theatre” (Daily Mail) and “a musical landmark” (The Guardian).
"This show is one of the towering achievements of musical theatre of the last century. Makes your spine tingle and heart sing" THE GUARDIAN
Joey McKneely’s vibrant stage production of this classic dance musical features Robbins’ original choreography, as fresh as it has ever been, and an excellent cast renowned for their stunning energy and technical brilliance. Celebrated conductor and composer Donald Chan leads the live orchestra to play Bernstein’s iconic score.