West Side Story2018-09-04T09:58:07-05:00

Project Description

Sponsored by Norma and Sol Kugler

West Side Story

Based on conception of Jerome Robbins
Musical Direction by DARREN R. COHEN
Original Choreography reproduced by ROBERT LA FOSSE
Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern day New York City as two young lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, relevant and deeply moving musicals of our time.  Honoring the 100th birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins.

*Children under 6 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Sponsored in part by Carole and Dan Burack & The Feigenbaum Foundation, Inc.
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“Exhilarating… a more gripping experience than the original Broadway production…I liked BSC’s West Side Story so much that I went back and saw it again.”
The Arts Fuse

“The finest production that has graced the Tri-state area in years…it is simply amazing…professional theater at its most exhilarating.”
The Lakeville Journal

“A triumph! In this 100th year for both Bernstein and Robbins this production is an anniversary gift to cherish.”
Berkshire Bright Focus

“An exceptional musical…thrills anew.”
Albany Times Union

“I’ve seen numerous productions in recent years–this is the best. Don’t miss it.”  
Westfield News

“Delivers on just about every level…visually stunning and breathtakingly beautiful….a spectacularly well executed and fitting tribute to the creators that is sure to delight.”
Broadway World

“Breathtaking…The depth of talent is staggering.”

“One of the most rapturous, thrilling evenings of musical theatre to grace not only a Berkshire stage but just about any venue anywhere.”
Off Script with Dan Dwyer

“Stunning…every number of this show is absorbing.”
The Daily Gazette

“A memorable celebration of the American Broadway musical….the collection of talent is simply staggering in this visual and aural feast.”

New York Stage Review

“CHEERS for Barrington Stage’s absolutely brilliant revival of West Side Story.”

“The West Side Story at Barrington Stage Company might be the best I’ve ever seen… A highlight of the Leonard Bernstein centennial.”

“A flawless production of a nearly perfect Broadway musical…this production is so fresh and invigorating it makes you feel as if you are seeing the show for the first time…It should not be missed.”

“….staged like a punch in the stomach by director, Julianne Boyd.”
The New York Times

“It is no surprise that this production is a hit.”
Berkshire Fine Arts

“West Side Story will take your breath away. Not just once or twice. The production is a glorious triumph and one of passion, drive and, of course, romance. The result is a one-of-a-kind theater experience.”
Talkin’ Broadway

“Impassioned, vivacious…extraordinary…makes your heart soar.”
Rural Intelligence

“A lovingly rendered revival…Julianne Boyd’s production and her youthful cast give the piece all the fresh exuberance and fiery passion it deserves.”
The Valley Advocate

“5 out of 5 Stars…Julianne Boyd has managed to deliver the revival of West Side Story that theatergoers were deprived of in Broadway’s most recent production. This is the show that lovers of West Side Story deserved. The balance between music, drama, and dance is simply flawless.”
Stage Write

West Side Story - 2018

Addie Morales (West Side Story, Casa Mañana Theatre) as Maria
Will Branner (October Sky, The Old Globe Theatre) as Tony
Skyler Volpe (Rent national tour) as Anita
Sean Ewing (Broadway’s Amazing Grace) as Bernardo
Tyler Hanes (Broadway’s Cats) as Riff
Alex Swift (The Wizard of Oz national tour) as Chino
Juan Caballer (Evita, Asolo Rep Theatre) as Action
Douglas Rees (BSC’s The Cake) as Krupke
Gordon Stanley (Broadway’s Ragtime) as Doc
Christopher Tucci (Lincoln Speaks, Chesterwood) as Schrank/Gladhand


Julio Catano (The Addams Family national tour) as Pepe
Jerusha Cavazos (Atlanta) as Consuela
Linedy Genao (Broadway’s On Your Feet!) as Rosalia
Hannah Balagot (WestSide Story international tour) as Anybodys
Michael Pesko (Guys and Dolls, Fulton Theatre) as Diesel
Dylan Gabriel Hoffinger (Soul Doctor, Lyceum Theatre) as Baby John
Kyle Coffman (Broadway’s Newsies) as A-Rab
Raynor Rubel (Saturday Night Fever, Westchester Broadway) as Snowboy/Big Deal
Abbey Hunt (Les Misérables, Barter Theatre) as Velma
Kelly Loughran (Fame – The Musical national tour) as Graziella
Jennifer Gruener (Trip of Love) as Pauline
Tamrin Goldberg (Oklahoma!, Goodspeed Musicals) as Francisca
Magdalena Rodriguez (In the Heights, The Engeman Theater) as Teresita
Sarah Crane (Saturday Night Fever, The Walnut Street Playhouse) as Minnie/Margarita
Danny Bevins (The New World, Bucks County Playhouse) as Indio
Antony Sanchez (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Norwegian Cruise Line) as Nibbles
Brandon Keith Rogers (42nd Street, The Palace Theatre) as a swing

Musical Direction by DARREN R. COHEN
Original Choreography reproduced by ROBERT LA FOSSE
Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Costume Designer SARA JEAN TOSETTI
Wig Designer DAVE BOVA
Lighting Designer DAVID LANDER
Sound Designer MATTHEW KRAUS