West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein and lyrics by stephen sondheim. Stevens, at the winter garden, new york city, september 26, 1957, with the following cast. Give students a copy of the tony and maria scene from the script resource section. Need reed 1 book from west side story i dont have a copy of the book but ive played the show. Anche tonight non scherza e poi vi sono interessanti passaggi dorchestra. The musical is a 20thcentury american adaptation of the shakespearean tale of romeo and juliet. West side story summary and study guide supersummary. The jets riff, the leadermickey calin tony, his friendlarry kert actioneddie roll arabtony mordente baby johndavid winters snowboygrover dale big dealmartin charnin. The story revolves around quarrelsome families of two new york city gangs the white jets led by the riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo. It shows the growing tensions between the sharks, a puerto rican gang, and the jets, a gang made up of american boys. Multiple links are listed since a different versions exist and b many scripts posted become unavailable over time. Act 2 entracte instrumental i feel pretty maria, consuelo, rosalia, teresita, francisca and shark girls ballet sequence tony and maria. Arthur laurents book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.
But we do admit a certain sympathy for bernardo, who we see in the beginning as getting hassled by the jets for no reason. An interlude of more dancing bernardo i think i go back to san juan anita i know a boat you can get. The jets are an all white gang, and the sharks are a peurto rican gang. Just as romeo and juliet are born to rival families, tony and maria are associated with rival gangs. West side story original, musical, drama, broadway opened in new york city sep 26, 1957 and played through jun 27, 1959. Upper west side, new york, 1950s, during the last days of summer. West side story musical numbers starlight musical theatre. West side story based on a conception of jerome robbins book by music by lyrics by arthur leonard stephen laurents bernstein sondheim choreography by jerome robbins rehearsal script as of october 21, 2008.
The feuding families become two warring new york city gangsthe white jets led by riff and the latino sharks, led by bernardo. The jets riff, the leadermickey calin tony, his friendlarry kert actioneddie roll arabtony mordente baby johndavid winters snowboygrover dale big dealmartin charnin diesel. West side story musical by bernstein and sondheim and. Screenplay paperback january 1, 2003 by ernest lehman author 4. On the other hand, in the rise and fall of the broadway musical, mark grant concentrates on the growth of the musical in light of changes in technology and music, and in writing the book and lyrics. A musical set on the west side of new york city around 1957. Glad hand john astin, a square social worker who has. The feuding families become two warring new york city gangs the white jets led by riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo. A place for me to live in, no better than all right, but here you are and what was just a world is a star tonight. Rival street gangs engage in relatively harmless activities until one fight spells tragedy for two young lovers. The movie is set in the late 1950s on the streets of new york city. And unlike the typical broadway musical of the 1950s and before, west side story does not offer audiences a happy ending. West side story is the awardwinning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy romeo and juliet. West side story script transcript from the screenplay andor natalie.
West side story school edition music theatre international. West side story script taken from a transcript of the screenplay andor the. West side story full script free download as pdf file. The jets are boys who were born in america, but have polish roots. All 38 songs from the west side story 1961 movie soundtrack, with scene descriptions. Should i just watch the movie, if so, where can i watch it. Create a complete list of scenes for your show and give it a title. West side story west side story was first presented by robert e. Wirespoke wheel in americavery big deal in america rosalia. Shulman also wrote the original treatment for rebel without a cause, the film that shot james dean to stardom.
The jets had fought away many over gangs over the years to keep their turf, and. A boy like that whod kill your brother, forget that boy and find another. As we approach the centennial of leonard bernsteins birth on august 25, 2018 cultural institutions around the world are beginning to celebrate the varied life of this decidedly american icon. This quiz has been developed to test your knowledge about the. For the people i work charlie nicole nicole charlie. A male mediator, 50s, in a sweater vest wearing too many rings, tightly crosslegged, facing them. Bernardo everywhere grime in america, organized crime in america, terrible time in america. There are two street gangs that fight over turf in the area where the movie takes place, the jets and the sharks. West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein and. The world is full of light, with suns and moons all over the place. Finally, the west side story script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the natalie wood musical movie based on the broadway play. Need reed 1 book from west side story sax on the web forum.
It is primarily a condensation of the growing rivalry between two teenage games, the jets and the. True west 1 true west 1980 by sam shepard characters austin. Initially he resisted, because he was determined to write the full score for his next project. West side story is a musical tragedy film, directed by robert wise and jerome robbins, which is an awardwinning and adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, romeo and juliet. Hes walking along, minding his own business, and the jets skunk him. Nigel simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating west side story, including a discussion of bernsteins sketches, early drafts of the score and script, as well as cut songs. 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. West side story script broadway musical act i scene one 5. Celebrating 60 years of west side story and the musical genius of leonard bernstein. It is primarily a condensation of the growing rivalry between two teenage games, the. With additional resources for students and directors, west side story school edition makes the iconic musical more accessible and meaningful for high school performers. West side story script transcript from the screenplay. West side story is one of the few broadway musicals that can make a genuine claim to transforming the genre.
The fullydanced prolog shows the tension built up between the jets and the sharks two rival gangs in new yorks upper west side. West side story is a magnificent show, a milestone in movie musicals, a boxoffice smash. Listen to and download the music, ost, score, list of songs and trailers. Prologue the opening is a halfdanced, halfmimed, dance of sorts.
After owning their miserable little neighborhood for years, the jets, the fingersnapping street gang led by riff russ tamblyn, find themselves in a turf war with the upstart puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo george chakiris. West side story shows how racism and xenophobia create a system that dooms the youths of working class families. It was inspired by william shakespeares play romeo and juliet the story is set in the upper west side neighborhood in new york city in the mid 1950s, a multiracial, bluecollar neighborhood. Hamilton cast tribute to the 40th anniversary of a chorus line. West side story prologue official full number 50th anniversary hd duration. West side story by irving shulman, 1967, pocket books edition, in english. Mediator as we mediate your separation and eventual divorce, things can become quite contentious, so i like to begin with a note of positivity. The core of the book is the commentary on the music itself. Irving shulman 191995 was a novelist and screenwriter, known for his depictions of urban life. Most of the jets couples are dressed in lightcolored party clothes, while the sharks wear darker colors. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay andor viewings of west side story. I know, i know, i still need to get the cast names in there and ill be eternally tweaking it, so if you have any corrections. Ive ordered it, but it will arrive too late and i need to do a book project on it.
Rosalia hundreds of flowers in full bloom anita hundreds of people in. West side story 1961 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. West side story is the awardwinning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, romeo and juliet. The musical explores the rivalry between the jets and the sharks, two teenage. I need to read the book by friday, saturday at the latest and i cant find it anywhere. He is the author of ten books, including the novels the amboy dukes, cry tough, and the square trap, which were all adapted into movies. Jets and sharks alike get to own what goes down in west side story. The boys sideburned, longhaired are vital, restless, sardonic. The jets dance with more bold movements, the sharks with sinuous, sleek steps.
There are some nice solo lines for alto in the first book, lots of flute playing including some exposed passages in the third octave, and two fun spots. Swain spend an entire chapter on the analysis of west side story. West side story, theatre music by american composer leonard bernstein that premiered august 19, 1957, in washington, d. Chino automobile in america, chromium steel in america, bernardo. Let it be noted that the film musical, the one dramatic. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions.465 826 138 1513 622 1536 401 811 1129 856 906 1614 643 807 963 923 1484 823 76 1385 733 1613 406 1051 64 770 993 588 793 1630 995 679 1642 1207 1266 473 221 501 968 326 373 120 244 20 1365