Tuesday 29 June - Saturday 17 July 2021
The smash hit production that has sold out theatres around the world including London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Sydney Opera House, lands at Crown Theatre in June.
The moment the curtain went up on the original West Side Story on Broadway, musical theatre changed forever. Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story’s creators is unquestioned. A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet; this tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle. The “Jets”, sons of previous immigrants to America, battle the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the “Sharks”, for domination of the streets.
An undisputed and timeless masterpiece, West Side Story features an unforgettable score including ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’.
This iconic dance musical remains one of the most poignant stage works of the twentieth century.
The vibrant stage production features Jerome Robbins’ dazzling original choreography, as fresh as it has ever been in this epic staging of one of the greatest love stories ever told. Book today for this unmissable theatrical event.
“The lyrics and music still blaze a trail like shooting stars in the musical theatre night sky.”
The Sydney Morning Herald.
Presented by Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment.
Photography: Original 2019 Australian cast.