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Palace Theatre

Ivo van Hove directs a new Broadway revival of Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 2, 2011.

Palace Theatre

1564 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Previews Feb 23, 2009
Opening Mar 19, 2009
Closing Jan 2, 2011

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The most exciting musical theater masterpiece of the 20th century. The most visionary theatrical talents of the 21st century. Is there any wonder it’s “the most eagerly-awaited production of the new season”? (NY Post)

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. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a landmark in musical theater history as if for the very first time.

Critics' Reviews

"This fresh, bold production is so exciting it makes you ache with pleasure. It's both airborne and transcendent."

Review by John Lahr from The New Yorker

"Having the Sharks speakin their native tongue is brilliant! The excitement and emotional force of this revival don't need translation. It feels incredibly right for New York to have a story this bittersweet back in Times Square, where is belongs."

Review by Jeremy McCarter from Newsweek

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