April 4 - 16

West Side Story


Broadway/Musical Theater, Ordway Music Theater

Approximate Run-time: 2 hr 40 min with intermission

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this classic retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theater’s finest accomplishments. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to New York City in the 1950s, where two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever, and the score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written, and highlights the talents of a diverse young ensemble cast with an exciting, sophisticated score that features unforgettable songs (“Tonight,” “Maria,” “Something’s Coming,” “I Feel Pretty”) that have become part of the nation’s musical heritage.

This Ordway production will be brought to life through a collaboration with Teatro del Pueblo, designed to deepen the impact of the arts through a series of activities that build equitable relationships, lift communities, and engage diverse artists in professional development and relationship building. The work creates a new paradigm that builds on the commitment of Taking Our Place Centerstage.

Accessible Performances 

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 7:30 PM 

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Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 2 PM Get Tickets >

Recommended Music Theater seating locations for ASL-Interpreted performances (subject to availability):

  • ORCHESTRA RIGHT, ROW G, SEATS 307-310
  • ORCHESTRA RIGHT, ROW H, SEATS 308-311
  • ORCHESTRA RIGHT, ROW J, SEATS 309-312

An Ordway Production

Cast

Tyler Michaels headshot
Tony
Tyler Michaels
Evy Ortiz headshot
Maria
Evy Ortiz
Desiree Davar headshot
Anita 
Desiree Davar
Riff
Tyler John Logan
Alexander Gil Cruz headshot
Bernardo
Alexander Gil Cruz
Dean Andre de Luna headshot
Chino
Dean Andre de Luna
Rush Benson headshot
Action
Rush Benson
Bob Beverage headshot
Glad Hand
Bob Beverage
Morgen Chang headshot
Anybodys
Morgen Chang
James Michael Detmar headshot
Lt. Schrank
James Michael Detmar
Gabrielle Dominique headshot
Rosalia
Gabrielle Dominique
Mollie Fischer headshot
Minnie
Mollie Fischer
Andy Frye headshot
Diesel
Andy Frye
Larissa Gritti headshot
Graziella
Larissa Gritti
Patrick Charles Jeffrey headshot
Pepe
Patrick Charles Jeffrey
Kayla Jenerson headshot
Consuela
Kayla Jenerson
Emily Madigan headshot
Francesca
Emily Madigan
Abby Magalee headshot
Margarita
Abby Magalee
Lauren Masiello headshot
Velma
Lauren Masiello
Dario Mejia headshot
Luis
Dario Mejia
Giselle Mejia headshot
Teresita
Giselle Mejia
 Joey Miller headshot
Big Deal
Joey Miller
Bryan Charles Moore headshot
Snowboy
Bryan Charles Moore
Pedro Rangel headshot
Toro
Pedro Rangel
Mark Rosenwinkel headshot
Doc
Mark Rosenwinkel
Carl Schoenborn headshot
Krupke
Carl Schoenborn
Ashley Selmer headshot
Estella
Ashley Selmer
 Jordan Weagraff headshot
A-Rab
Jordan Weagraff
 Josh Zacher headshot
Baby John
Josh Zacher

Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Directed by Bob Richard
Choreographed by Diane Laurenson
Musical Direction by Raymond Berg

Produced by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Jamie Grant, President and CEO
James A. Rocco, Producing Artistic Director
in collaboration with
Teatro del Pueblo
Alberto Justiniano, Artistic Director

Ordway Pre-Show Extras

A Conversation with Alexander Bernstein

Wednesday, April 5 & Thursday,  April 6
6:30 – 7 PM | Target Atrium

Listen in as Ordway’s VP of Programming and Producing Artistic Director, James A. Rocco, reminisces with composer Leonard Berstein’s son, Alexander Berstein, about the creation of  the musical and its impact on the family and the genre of musical theater.

Puerto Rico and the U.S. — through the prism of West Side Story

Wednesday, April 12
6:30 – 7 PM | Target Atrium

Labor leader, activist, podcaster, writer, and storyteller, Javier Morillo will lead a performance/lecture on the definition of identity and nationality as communicated in the classic musical.

Post-Show Talk-Back

Wednesday, April 12
Post-show | Target Atrium

After the Wednesday night Musical Theater Series performance and each Dance Series performance, audiences are invited to join members of the show’s cast, creative team, and dance company members in the Target Atrium for a 20 minute Q & A “Talk-Back”.

Pop-Up Lobby Pre-Show & Intermission Entertainment

Thursday, April 13

Pre-Show & Intermission
Viviana Pintado

Friday, April 14

Pre-Show & Intermission
Viviana Pintado

Saturday, April 15 Matinee

Pre-Show & Intermission
Local youth choir

Saturday, April 15 Evening

Pre-Show & Intermission
Viviana Pintado

Sunday, April 16

Pre-Show & Intermission
Local youth choir