West Side Story
Production by the Komische Oper Berlin.
Musical in two acts.
Premiered on 26 September 1957 at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.
Based on an idea from Jerome Robbins. Libretto by Arthur Laurents.
Music by Leonard Bernstein.
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
The original production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
with the permission of Roger L. Stevens.
Recommended for ages 12 and over.
With the support of Fidelio.
Musical Director David Charles Abell Stage Design Barrie Kosky, Otto Pichler Responsable de la reprise (mise en scène) Tamara Heimbrock Choreography Otto Pichler Responsable de la reprise (chorégraphie) Silvano Marraffa Concept Barrie Kosky Costumier Thibaut Welchlin Lighting Franck Evin Choirmaster Luciano Bibiloni CCN • Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, Chœur de West Side Story
Maria Madison Nonoa Tony Mike Schwitter Anita Amber Kennedy Riff Bart Aerts Bernardo Kit Esuruoso Chino Marin Delavaud Action Thomas Bernier A-Rab Maxime Pannetrat Baby John Léo Gabriel Big Deal Zoltan Zmarzlik Snowboy Antoine Beauraing Diesel Shane Dickson Anybodys Laura Buhagiar Graziella Emmanuelle Guélin Pepe Jesse Lyon Velma Ana Karina Enriquez Gonzalez Rosalia Valentina Del Regno Consuelo Sofia Naït Francisca Alice Pernão Anxious Pierre Doncq Indio Pierre-Émile Lemieux-Venne Nibbles Hénoc Waysenson Luis Marwik Schmitt Estella Brett Fukuda Teresita Deia Cabalé Margarita Noemi Coin Doc Dominique Grylla Lieutenant Schrank Flavien Reppert Officier Krupke, Glad Hand Logan Person
A tale of rivalry between two street gangs. Proud descendants of European immigrants, the Jets under its leader Riff control Manhattan's Upper West Side. But their dominance is threatened by the Sharks, led by Bernardo, a gang of young Puerto Ricans who have recently settled in a city where the American Dream runs up against the harsh realities of racism and insecurity. Sick and tired of a life of brawling, Tony, Riff's best friend, dreams of a better life. At a ball he meets Maria, Bernardo's sister. Forgetting the violence of the world in which they live, the young couple declare their love. But like Romeo and Juliette before them, they are thwarted by the hatred that consumes their respective communities. Broadway comes to Alscace! Sixty-five years since it premiered, West Side Story is just as topical today. Stage director Barrie Kosky and choreographer Otto Pischler put their own stamp on this classic musical in a production of light and shade, celebrating the force of the body. This compelling production is presented for the first time outside the Komische Oper Berlin with a cast of over sixty performers including the entire OnR Ballet company.
Overtitled in French, German