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THE WAY OFF BROADWAY DINNER THEATRE
Box Office: (301) 662-6600    WOB@wayoffbroadway.com
Copyright 2011. The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre. All Rights Reserved.

1989 TriStar Pictures cast:
SHIRLEY MACLAINE as Ouiser, OLYMPIA DUKAKIS as Clairee, SALLY FIELDS as M'Lynn, JULIA ROBERTS as Shelby, DARYL HANNAH as Annelle,
and DOLLY PARTON as Truvy

Music by
LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Lyrics by
STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Book by
ARTHUR LAURENTS

Conceived and Originally
Directed & Choreographed by
JEROME ROBBINS

Assistant Direction by
MATTHEW A. MASTROMATTEO

Music Direction by
JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE

Choreography by
DEE BUCHANAN

Direction by
BILL KISKA



 

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WEST SIDE STORY
June 12 - August 8, 2015
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. 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.

West Side Story opened on Broadway in the fall of 1957.  Behind the production were some of the most legendary Broadway talents at the time -- Leonard Bernstein (music), Arthur Laurents (book), and Jerome Robbins (direction and choreography).  It was also the Broadway debut of Stephen Sondheim, who would go on to become one of the most popular composers of today.  The production ran for over 700 performances, nearly two years, before it closed and went on tour in 1959.  Following the tour, the production returned to its Broadway home, the Winter Garden Theatre, and ran for an additional 253 performances.  Prior to its New York opening, West Side Story had its original try-out in Washington, DC.

The show opened to positive reviews and garnered six Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical.  It ended up taking home two Tonys; one for Best Choreography and another for Best Scenic Design.

In 1961, a motion picture adaptation of West Side Story was released.  It was such a success, the movie became the second highest grossing film of the year and won 10 of the eleven Academy Awards for which it was nominated, including Best Picture.

This summer's production will mark West Side Story's first appearance at Way Off Broadway and its return to Frederick after well over a decade.  This is everyone's chance to see for themselves what has made this show such a part of our entertainment culture over the last 50 years.