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West Side Story

First Preview: Dec 10, 2019

Opening Date: Dec 10, 2019

Closing Date: Mar 11, 2020

Running Time: 02:00

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Playing @

Broadway Theatre

1681 Broadway New York, NY 10019

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While Broadway is reopening in late summer 2021, this show has not announced its restart date. 

When four theatrical giants — Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim — created West Side Story, it was immediately hailed as an "indisputable, boundary-busting masterpiece” (The New York Times) that “explodes every imaginable idea of what a musical can be” (New York Magazine).

Now, three of the most daring theater-makers of our time — director Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge and The Crucible), choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and designer and frequent Van Hove collaborator Jan Versweyveld — offer a radical, thrilling new interpretation of this iconic work, with extraordinary dancing, breathtaking vision, and 23 young, brilliantly gifted performers all making their Broadway debuts.

"Is there any wonder it’s “the most eagerly-awaited production of the new season”?
- NY Post
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Performance Schedule:



Leonard Bernstein


Stephen Sondheim


Arthur Laurents - based on a conception by Jerome Robbins


Ivo van Hove


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

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Quotation Mark

Musical theater traditionalists may be aghast. For me, this “West Side Story” is by far the toughest and therefore the best I’ve ever seen, and that includes the 1964 movie, the 1980 and 2009 Broadway revivals, as well as a few other productions seen around the world. For all of this show’s technical wizardy, van Hove also achieves a musical miracle with his actors: He turns the star-crossed lovers Tony (Isaac Powell) and Maria (Shereen Pimentel) into very real rebels, and, in the process, he eradicates their cardboard Romeo and Juliet pedigree, which, in my opinion, is the major flaw of Arthur Laurents’ book.

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Like much of Ivo van Hove’s bold, often thrilling production, the opening sequence is big and small at once. Throughout the show, live scenes coexist or alternate with filmed ones, including many that occur offstage entirely; detail is blown up into spectacle, and spectacle is subsumed into detail. Van Hove’s West Side Story functions very differently from any we have seen before. If the result is sometimes murky, it is also frequently revelatory—a major accomplishment in a show whose status as a classic threatens to freeze it in time and relevance.

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Nonetheless, and balancing out the disappointing elements, there are ample pleasures to be had, courtesy of both the powerfully talented young cast and, of course, the glories of the score. Powell’s Tony has an almost cherubic youthfulness that makes both his impulsiveness and the depth of his yearning for Maria acutely truthful. And Shereen Pimentel’s Maria has a matching freshness, exuding a softly radiant sense of discovery, but also, crucially, an inherent emotional maturity that even Tony lacks — with tragic consequences, of course.

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Directions Subway

B, D, E - To 7th Ave (At 53rd Street) and then West to Broadway. A, C, 1 to 50th Street, go north to 53rd Street. N, R - To 49th Street, proceed North or South to appropriate street. Q - To 42nd Street, head North.


There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Assisted Listening System

Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available in the Orchestra section only. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible.

Directions Bus

Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104 bus.


No stairs at the entrance to the lobby.

Folding Armrests

Six (6) seats with folding armrests available as mobility seats.


The closest lot is Maestro Parking, 888 8th Avenue.


Unisex wheelchair accessible restroom located on lobby level.


Orchestra: No steps. Mezzanine: 2 flights of stairs (up 31 steps) 11 steps/landing/9 steps/landing with restrooms/3 steps/landing/8 steps. Please note, once on the Mezzanine level there are approx 2 steps up/down per row. Entrance to Mezz. is behind Front Mezzanine row F and in front row A of rear mezzanine.


A pay phone is located in the theatre lobby.

Visual Assistance

Vision seats in the front of the orchestra for purchase on the phone, in person, or on the website.

Water Fountain

Water available from the bar. Water fountain down one flight of stairs in lower lobby.

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

B, D, E - To 7th Ave (At 53rd Street) and then West to Broadway. A, C, 1 to 50th Street, go north to 53rd Street. N, R - To 49th Street, proceed North or South to appropriate street. Q - To 42nd Street, head North.

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By Bus:

Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104 bus.