West side story is one of the finest musicals the paper mill has ever staged it is a brilliant play that reminds us all how marvelous theater can be and how musicals such as this, in an engaging. Cool is a song from the musical west side story leonard bernstein composed the music and stephen sondheim wrote the lyrics this song is known for its fugal treatment of a jazz figure, described by one writer as possibly the most complex instrumental music heard on broadway to date. Get ready for the 21st-century edition of the jets vs the sharks steven spielberg is officially remaking west side story, the classic romantic musical about rival gangs in new york city. Steven spielberg has a new film about sharks on the horizon no, not another installment of “jaws,” but “west side story,” about two gangs, the sharks and the jets, and the tragic love.
Start studying west side story learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. 20th century fox will conduct an open dance call september 11 to find ensemblists to play sharks and jets in the upcoming movie musical west side story the announcement comes from the office of. Written in the mid-1950s, west side story showcased adult themes and harsh language, which was bold for musical productions sara fishko reflects on its behind-the-scenes tension and cultural impact.
West side story is a 1961 american romantic musical tragedy film directed by robert wise and jerome robbins the film is an adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical of the same name , which in turn was inspired by william shakespeare 's play romeo and juliet. In contrast to the usual slash-and-burn policy of hollywood musical adaptations, all the songs written by leonard bernstein and stephen sondheim for the original broadway production of west side. West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein and lyrics by stephen sondheim it was inspired by william shakespeare's play romeo and juliet. No word yet on his approach to the epic (musical) battle between the puerto rican sharks gang and white jets, but presumably he'll include the singing and dancing west side story debuted on. Written by leonard bernstein and stephen sondheim, ‘west side story’ is a classic american musical based on william shakespeare’s ‘romeo and juliet’ the through-composed score and lyrics are used to portray different characters and their cultures, the rivalry between the jets and sharks, and the emotions felt as the story progresses.
As a societal war between jews and gentiles, “west side story” eventually morphed into a tale of two street gangs, the mostly puerto rican gang, the sharks vs a group of young, working class white, the jets. West side story, on the other hand, which began as and is a very famous late-1950’s broadway stage musical, which was based on a stage play by the late arthur laurents, with an intensely. Lyrics by stephen sondheim directed by joseph haj west side story play guide inside guthrie theater, 818 south 2nd street, minneapolis, mn 55415 the jets decide to rumble with the sharks to determine once and the cast of west side story (t charles erickson. The baby driver star has been cast as tony in steven spielberg’s remake of west side story, producers announced on monday pulitzer prize-winning writer tony kushner adapted the script from the.
When the war between the jets and sharks reaches a fever pitch, jets leader riff (russ tamblyn) decides to challenge the sharks to one last winner take all rumble all the songs written by leonard bernstein and stephen sondheim for the original broadway production of west side story were retained for the film version, although some. West side story (at its heart) is the tragic love story of maria, a puerto rican girl, (played by the superior soprano vanessa becerra), and tony, a polish boy, (sung by the excellent tenor. And stephen sondheim, who wrote the words to the songs however, leonard bernstein -- who wrote the music -- usually is considered the main creator of west side story.
Meshing together of characters in arthur laurents' west side story and shakespeare's romeo and juliet the meshing of characters between shakespeare’s romeo and juliet and bernstein’s west side story formulate significant similarities between the two. West side story is remarkable for its seamless transference from stage musical to screen classic, with the complete leonard bernstein/stephen sondheim song score intact, as well as the choreography of jerome robbins.
West side story chronicles the turf war between the polish jets and puerto rican sharks riff, the leader of the jet's, proposes organizing a rumble with the sharks to end things once and for all, and invites his friend and ex-jet tony along to a neighborhood dance where the proposal will be made. West side story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, romeo and juliet the feuding families become two warring new york city gangs- the white jets led by riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo. West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein and lyrics by stephen sondheim it was inspired by william shakespeare 's play romeo and juliet.