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West Side Story

Jon Alan Conrad

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Musical in two acts by leonard Bernstein to a libretto by Arthur Laurents after william Shakespeare, from a conception by jerome Robbins, with lyrics by stephen Sondheim; Washington, DC, National Theatre, 19 August 1957 (New York, Winter Garden, 26 September 1957).

The idea of telling the Romeo and Juliet story in terms specific to New York City and its tensions had been discussed since 1949 by the choreographer Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents

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Subjects: Music

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