Amer. musical in 2 acts on modernized version of Romeo and Juliet story with mus. by Leonard Bernstein, lib. by Arthur Laurents, and words of songs by Stephen Sondheim. Comp. 1956–7. Prod. Washington and NY 1957, London 1958. In 1960 Bernstein wrote the orch. work Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Subjects: music theatre.