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West Side Story

 BookArthur Laurents
 ComposerLeonard Bernstein
 LyricsStephen Sondheim
 DirectorJerome Robbins
 ChoreographerJerome Robbins with Peter Gennaro
 CastThe Jets:
Mickey Calin (Riff), Larry Kert (Tony), Eddie Roll (Action), Tony Mordente (A-Rab), David Winters (Baby John), Grover Dale (Snowboy), Martin Charnin (Big Deal), Hank Brunjes (Diesel), Tommy Abbott (Gee-Tar), Frank Green (Mouth Piece), Lowell Harris (Tiger), Wilma Curley (Graziella), Carole D′Andrea (Velma), Nanette Rosen (Minnie), Marilyn D′Honau (Clarice), Julie Oser (Pauline), Lee Becker (Anybodys).
The Sharks:
Ken LeRoy (Bernardo), Carol Lawrence (Maria), Chita Rivera (Anita), Jamie Sanchez (Chino), George Marcy (Pepe), Noel Schwartz (Indio), Al De Sio (Luis), Gene Gavin (Anxious), Ronnie Lee (Nibbles), Jay Norman (Juano), Erne Castaldo (Toro), Jack Murry (Moose), Marilyn Cooper (Rosalia), Reri Grist (Consuelo), Carmen Guiterrez (Teresita), Elizabeth Taylor (Francisca), Lynn Ross (Estella), Liane Plane (Marguerita).
The Adults:
Art Smith (Doc), Arch Johnson (Schrank), William Bramley (Krupke), John Harkins (Gladhand)
 SceneryOliver Smith
 CostumesIrene Sharaff
 GenreMUSICALS
 PremiereSeptember 26, 1957, Winter Garden Theatre; New York City

 NotesEntire production conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.


 

West Side Story

 BookArthur Laurents, Ernest Lehman
 ComposerLeonard Bernstein
 DirectorJerome Robbins, Robert Wise
 LeadsNatalie Wood (Maria)
Richard Beymer (Tony)
Russ Tamblyn (Riff )
Rita Moreno (Anita)
George Chakiris (Bernardo)
 SceneryVictor Gangelin
 CostumesIrene Sharaff
 GenreMOTION PICTURES
 PremiereDecember 13, 1961, Los Angeles (New York premiere: October 18, 1961

 Notes1960; Co-directed and choreographed


 

West Side Story Suite

 ComposerLeonard Bernstein
 MusicPrologue, Something′s Coming, Dance at the Gym, Cool, America, Rumble, Somwhere Ballet
 LyricsStephen Sondheim
 Choreographerwith Peter Gennaro
 DancersRobert LaFosse (Tony); Elena Diner (Maria); Jock Soto (Bernardo); Nancy Ticotin (Anita); Nikolaj Hubbe (Riff); Natalie Toro (Rosalia)
 SceneryOliver Smith
 CostumesIrene Sharaff
 LightingJennifer Tipton
 GenreBALLET
 PremiereMay 18, 1995, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs41 Dancers: Tony, Riff, Bernardo, Anita, Maria, Rosalia; 9 Jet boys, 10 Jet girls; 8 Shark boys, 8 Shark girls
 Requirements5 Singers in pit (1 on stage for Something′s Coming, possibly 11 on stage for America and Cool if dancer can′t sing)
 Running Time36′
 Notes"West Side Story", set in 1957, is based on Shakespeare′s "Romeo & Juliet". The musical opened on September 26 of that year and the movie followed in 1960. Mr. Robbins extracted a sequence of dances from "West Side Story" to make this Suite.


 

Wish You Were Here

 BookArthur Kober & Joshua Logan
 ComposerHarold Rome
 LyricsHarold Rome
 DirectorJoshua Logan
 ChoreographerJoshua Logan
 SceneryJo Mielziner
 CostumesRobert Mackintosh
 GenreSHOWS DOCTORED
 PremiereJune 25, 1952, Imperial Theatre; New York City


 

Wonderful Town

 BookJoseph Fields & Jerome Chodorov
 ComposerLeonard Bernstein
 LyricsBetty Comden & Adolph Green
 DirectorGeorge Abbott
 ChoreographerDonald Saddler
 LeadsRosalind Russell (Ruth Sherwood)
Edith Adams (Eileen Sherwood)
Cris Alexander (Frank Lippencott)
Jordan Bentley (Wreck)
 SceneryRaoul Pene Du Bois
 CostumesRaoul Pene Du Bois
 GenreSHOWS DOCTORED
 PremiereFebruary 25, 1953, Winter Garden Theatre; New York City


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