THE EXPLOSIVE LOVE STORY
THAT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS
June 1–June 26
Cool‚ man! The stunning‚ groundbreaking‚ and legendary musical that set the bar for all musical theater! Amazing dancing with music and a story that will stir your soul and set your pulse racing! Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet‚ it’s the Sharks and the Jets like you’ve never seen them before. The score is a musical masterpiece by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim—songs that have become part of our very culture. You must not miss this passionate and magnificent new production‚ with the original Jerome Robbins choreography, only at Paper Mill Playhouse.
| One of the best musicals of all time|
“The radioactive fallout from West Side Story must still be descending on Broadway this morning. Jerome Robbins has put together, and then blasted apart, the most savage, restless, electrifying dance patterns we’ve been exposed to in a dozen seasons.”
—WALTER KERR, NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE
Conversation Club: Join us Thursday evening, June 2, 9, 16, or 23 one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering. You'll learn more about the performance you're about to see and perhaps catch a glimpse of the stage being set.
The Director's Viewpoint: One hour before curtain on Wednesday, June 1, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.
Q&A with the Cast: After the matinee on Saturday, June 25, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.
Based on a Conception of JEROME ROBBINS
Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS
Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Directed by MARK S. HOEBEE