The legendary musical returns to Broadway in a new production from visionary, Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove. More…
From the show:
When the original production of West Side Story first premiered at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre on September 26, 1957, it utterly changed the face of the American musical theater. A career-defining milestone for every single member of its towering creative team — Laurents, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Robbins — West Side Story reimagined the most enduring love story ever written as a contemporary musical, complete with form-shattering stagecraft and a score for the ages. Now, more than 60 years later, the legacy of that original production, along with subsequent stagings around the globe and the iconic cinematic adaptation, has cemented West Side Story’s place as one the most significant cultural achievements of the 20th century.
See it if If you love the original and want to see a completely fresh take on it, you never saw the original and you want to see one of all-time bests
Don't see it if If you're a purist and any change with a classic is unacceptable, you don't like musicals
See it if You are a West Side Story fan of all formats--music, play, movie. You are open to all new interpretations. Want to see a young diverse cast.
Don't see it if You do not like a mix of live theater and video. You expect Jerome Robbins classic choreography.
See it if You like Ivo Von Hove productions. The play was exciting and beautifully performed. Loved the interaction of screens with actors on stage.
Don't see it if You are a purist and insist on classics being done the same old way.
See it if you're open to innovative staging. All the cast members are as young as the characters they are playing. Most listed their college credits
Don't see it if you want a traditional interpretation. This show will wipe away any memory of other stagings or the movie.
See it if you are a big fan of Ivo's work or must see every production of WSS possible
Don't see it if you care about the Anita's character at all or want a very standard version of WSS
See it if You love Reinterpretated Revivals You love West Side Story You want to see representation at its finest
Don't see it if You’re a show purist You support Trump You are against the patriarchy
See it if You love a classic! The way this story was told on stage was very refreshing and we enjoyed it greatly
Don't see it if You can’t sit for the entire show. There is no intermission. Suck it up cause this show is amazing!
See it if you like Ivo Van Hove or work from The Wooster Group, The Builders Association, or just love the Bernstein score like I do.
Don't see it if you are not very open to experimental approaches to historical texts or dont appreciate contemporary dance
See it if you want to see a bold, thrilling version of a show we've all seen done the same way dozens of times.
Don't see it if you have no interest in this trend of classic musicals being re-conceived.
See it if You love musicals, you love a love story, you can relate to race wars, you don't get offended by racial comments.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals, you get offended by racial slurs, you don't like a classic story.
See it if You have never seen west side story before. This was my first time seeing west side story and I loved the screens!
Don't see it if you dont like screens on stage, this was a modern version, if you dont like modern renditions. FEELS KIND OF LIKE A MOVIE!
See it if love score & story & couldn't wait to see it. dancing & acting are very good, the staging wasn't Large screen was distracting. disappointed
Don't see it if Don't see it if you are loyal to the original story, it was too ambitious and the dancing was irregular, the cast wasn't cohesive.
See it if you are interested in and expect to see a new, modernized perspective on a classic show, with interesting staging choices.
Don't see it if you are expecting the classic finger snapping, dance fighting version of west side story. this is a much darker retelling.
See it if Nothing to like about this production. Sharks and Jets confusing, was this a movie or a Broadway show???
Don't see it if What was there to like about this show? Nothing. The first show I have ever hated.
See it if You like Westside Story. It will not disappoint! Updates the musical to current injustices in the world.
Don't see it if You are an extreme Trump supporter!
See it if you HAVE to see every musical regardless of the reviews.
Don't see it if the video should be used to positive effect; the choreography should compliment the music; you like a uniform cast quality.
See it if I can’t think of any reason why anyone would want to see this show except if you are a fan of being tortured for two hours.
Don't see it if If you’re expecting to See a real Broadway you will be disappointed because you are going to see a movie instead.
See it if You really like West Side story. You want to see it set in modern times. You want to hear your favorite songs sang masterfully.
Don't see it if You don't know why we need to make West Side Story again. You think video is over used in theater. You want to see your old favorite.
See it if You want to experiment a modern take on a classical musical, with refreshing art direction and modern choreography.
Don't see it if You are expecting a revolutionary take on the production and a big step away from the original; it is in a lot of ways the same spiel.