Leonard Bernstein

WEST SIDE STORY

Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins
BOOK by ARTHUR LAURENTS
SONG LYRICS by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

German version of Frank Thannhäuser and Nico Rabenald

The first performance was staged and choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS

Original Broadway-Production by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by agreement with Roger L. Stevens
Nov '13  Su 24., Th 28., Sa 30.
Dec '13  Tu 3., Th 5., Su 8., Fr 13., We 18., Mo 23., We 25., Su 29., Tu 31.
Jan '14  Sa 4., Su 5., Sa 25.
May '14  Sa 24.
Jun '14  Sa 7., Sa 14., Su 29.
Jul '14  Sa 5., Su 13., Su 13.
Nov '14  Fr 7., We 12., Sa 22., Fr 28., Sa 29.
Dec '14  We 3., Fr 12., Sa 13., Sa 20., Tu 23., Su 28., Su 28.
Jan '15  Fr 9., We 14., Th 15.
Apr '15  Su 26.
May '15  Fr 8., Fr 22., Fr 29.
Jun '15  Su 7., Fr 19.
Jul '15  Th 2., Fr 3.

Crew

Staging
Choreography
Stage concept
Set and costume design
Dramaturgy
Lightdesign
Franck Evin

Cast

Maria
Chino
Kevin Foster, Terence Rodia
Action
Hakan T. Aslan
Anybodys
Bettina Kenney
Schrank
Glad Hand
Frank Baer
Jets
Hunter Jaques, Paul Gerritsen, Silvano Marraffa, Robin Poell, Shane Dickson, Christoph Jonas
Jet-Girls
Claudia Greco, Meri Ahmaniemi, Bettina Kenney
Sharks
Kevin Foster, Mate Gyenei, Terence Rodia, Andreas Simonffy, Csaba Nagy, Zoltan Fekete, Axel Baer, Kevin Foster, Tibor Nagy, Terence Rodia, Andreas Simonffy, Csaba Nagy, Zoltan Fekete, Axel Baer
Shark-Girls
Mariana Souza, Kym Boyson, Isabela Silvová, Judit Szoboszlay, Martina Borroni, Alessandra Bizzarri
"This furious interpretation by Barrie Kosky in the Komische Oper gives Bernstein’s old West Side Story back its toughness and explosive power," [Berliner Zeitung]. The new staging, which owes its captivating quality not least to Otto Pichler’s "truly modern choreography: raw, unadorned, virile and packed with testosterone" [Berliner Morgenpost], was the hit of last season at the Komische Oper, with over 20 performances completely sold out.

Bernstein's version of the Shakespearean romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet, transformed into the here and now, displays all its many facets under the guidance of Koen Schoots: "Sensually aggressive and extreme, but also possessed of heartfelt melodic warmth". A musical which doesn't believe in the unlimited power of love but demands tolerance with every fibre of its being! "Unhappy end, rapturous applause at the premiere" [Der Tagesspiegel].
2 hours 35 minutes

Introduction 30 minutes before the beginning of the performance, Foyer.

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