Provocative finger snapping of street gangs, Puerto Rican girls’ whirling skirts, derelict West Side back yards –just a few notes of Leonard Bernstein’s world-famous score, featuring songs such as Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, evoke these images of West Side Story. The genius of its four creators – Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim – produced a piece whose great artistic quality remains unquestioned. The film version won ten Oscars and brought the masterwork to an audience of millions just a few years later. Today West Side Story stands unchallenged as the No. 1 of American musical theater. Currently Joey McKneely‘s award-winning staging of West Side Story, the only production in the world to feature Jerome Robbins’ original choreography, is on the road for a global tour. After several performances in Europe, the company will preform in Bangkok as well as in Auckland, Bratislava, The Hague, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Manila, Muscat, Paris, Prague, Singapore, Vienna, Tokyo and Germany.
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