West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein

From Thursday 01 January 1970

Date Location Ticketing

The Upper West Side in New York, mid 1950s: two gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, fight over division of territory. In this climate of hate and intolerance, Tony and Maria, who belong to rival gangs, fall in love. Just like a new Romeo and Juliet in New York, the two youngsters live a tormented love affair which can only end in tragedy. West Side Story, a musical based on the libretto by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, with music by Leonard Bernstein and choreography by Jerome Robbins, debuted in Washington in 1957. From there it went to Broadway, where it was a huge success, becoming one of the most loved and performed musicals, a title it still holds. On the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story comes to Florence in the Italian version directed by Federico Bellone, in a new adaptation of the libretto by Franco Travaglio, and with the original choreography of Jerome Robbins reproduced by Fabrizio Angelini.

West Side Story
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book by Arthur Laurents
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Première: August 19, 1957 at National Theatre, Washington
Italian dialogue with english songs

Francesco Lanzillotta

Director and Scenes
Federico Bellone

Maria Chiara Donato

Lights Designer
Valerio Tiberi

Sound Designer
Armando Vertullo

Original choreographies recreated by
Fabrizio Angelini

Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chrous Master Lorenzo Fratini
Atto I:1 ora e 10 minuti | Intervallo:30 minuti | Atto II:50 minuti | Durata Complessiva: 2 ore e 30 minuti circa
Starting from 5€