West Side Story (Broadway)
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West Side Story (Broadway)

West Side Story (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(649 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging

About the Show

The legendary musical in a new production from visionary, Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (649)

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56 Reviews | 9 Followers
Dizzying, Ambitious, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if See it. A must see for anyone who loves musical theatre. An exquisite re imaging of an American gem LOVED IT

Don't see it if No reason not to treat yourself to this brilliant revival

113 Reviews | 12 Followers
One of my faves, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love a Romeo and Juliet kind of story based in Manhattan

Don't see it if you are not into musicals

263 Reviews | 180 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Riveting

See it if This is one of my favorite musicals of all time, but I had only seen the movie. Even though this was updated, I adored it!!! Wonderful!!!

Don't see it if You aren't open minded. This is very updated, but still maintains the aura and charisma that I came to adore in the movie. Songs! Dance!

65 Reviews | 6 Followers
Edgy, Riveting, Refreshing, Great staging, Gripping

See it if you can put aside your love for the original and watch this as a new piece of art. And you like shows that deliberately push the envelope.

Don't see it if You're coming in on the defensive. Read more

677 Reviews | 192 Followers
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Edgy, Refreshing

See it if to see a brilliantly re-imagined WSS for the 21st C that breathes new life into (but maintains the integrity of) one of the all-time greats.

Don't see it if "I Feel Pretty" is your favorite song; u expect a conventional revival [This ain't your grandma's WSS!]; u oppose the controversial casting. Read more

163 Reviews | 39 Followers
Ambitious, Riveting, Relevant, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want an updated, tough gritty version of this American classic musical. Great staging, performances and cheorography.

Don't see it if you cant handle this new edgy and shortened version of this show. Read more

64 Reviews | 22 Followers
Impressive, Ambitious, Great music, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if You are open to new interpretations of classic shows. You like dance. You can accept use of huge video within theater.

Don't see it if You prefer to keep the movie version of WSS in your mind. You don’t want to be overwhelmed. Read more

218 Reviews | 53 Followers
Resonant, Refreshing, Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see a much needed shake up of a classic. Forget what you knew and experience the new. It’s hauntingly powerful.

Don't see it if You can’t except change Read more

Critic Reviews (27)

The New York Times
February 20th, 2020

"Sharks vs. Jets vs. Video: Ivo van Hove’s attention-splintering revival of the immortal 1957 musical features new choreography, a ravishing orchestra and smothering visual effects."
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Time Out New York
February 20th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "Van Hove's 'West Side Story' functions very differently from any we have seen before. If the result is sometimes murky, it is also frequently revelatory-a major accomplishment in a show whose status as a classic threatens to freeze it in time and relevance."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 20th, 2020

"In the New 'West Side Story,' When You’re Onstage You’re Onscreen All the Way"
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New Yorker
February 21st, 2020

"A GRIM TAKE ON 'WEST SIDE STORY': Ivo van Hove’s new interpretation of the iconic musical is an infuriating example of what happens when a powerful style calcifies into shtick."
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The Hollywood Reporter
February 20th, 2020

"Director Ivo van Hove and choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reshape the classic tale of bitter street-gang rivalry for a new generation with this boldly contemporary revival."
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Entertainment Weekly
February 20th, 2020

Grade: B. "A radically reworked 'West Side Story' comes to Broadway"
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February 20th, 2020

"Director Ivo Van Hove dares to fiddle with perfection in this modernized but still respectful re-working of Jerome Robbins’ 1957 masterpiece."
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The Wall Street Journal
February 20th, 2020

"Anyone expecting a standard revival of ‘West Side Story’ is in for a surprise."
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