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<ul><li>Music: Leonard Bernstein </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics:Stephen Sondheim </li></ul><ul><li>Book: Arthur Laurnets </li></...
<ul><li>Changes in many character plots (eg The Jet beaten up by the Sharks in the beginning is different from the stage s...
<ul><li>2009 revival interweaved Spanish dialogue into English words </li></ul>
<ul><li>Famous Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Somewhere (There’s a Place for Us)” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jet Song” </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Plot: Based on Shakespeare’s  Romeo & Juliet,  West Side Story incorporates the basic plot and characters of Shake...
<ul><li>Jets Gang </li></ul><ul><li>Riff – Leader of the Jets </li></ul><ul><li>Tony – Riff’s friend </li></ul><ul><li>Act...
<ul><li>Riff   </li></ul><ul><li>Mickey Calin (Original) </li></ul><ul><li>Russ Tamblyn (Film) </li></ul><ul><li>Tony </li...
<ul><li>Bernardo </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Le Roy (Original) </li></ul><ul><li>George Chakiris (Film) </li></ul><ul><li>Anita ...
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  1. 2. <ul><li>Music: Leonard Bernstein </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics:Stephen Sondheim </li></ul><ul><li>Book: Arthur Laurnets </li></ul><ul><li>Opened: September 26, 1957 </li></ul><ul><li>Closed: June 27, 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Revivals: 2 – 1980 and 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Changes in many character plots (eg The Jet beaten up by the Sharks in the beginning is different from the stage show to the film) </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrical changes in some numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Some numbers are sung at different points of the musical </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>2009 revival interweaved Spanish dialogue into English words </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Famous Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Somewhere (There’s a Place for Us)” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jet Song” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tonight” </li></ul><ul><li>“ America” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I Feel Pretty” </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumentation: written for full orchestra </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Plot: Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story incorporates the basic plot and characters of Shakespeare’s work and places the plot in a present day perspective </li></ul><ul><li>by revolving it around gangs and races, rather than family and old grudges. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Jets Gang </li></ul><ul><li>Riff – Leader of the Jets </li></ul><ul><li>Tony – Riff’s friend </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>A-Rab </li></ul><ul><li>Baby John </li></ul><ul><li>Sharks Gang </li></ul><ul><li>Bernardo – Leader of the Sharks </li></ul><ul><li>Maria – Bernardo’s sister </li></ul><ul><li>Anita – Bernardo’s girlfriend </li></ul><ul><li>Chino </li></ul><ul><li>The Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Doc </li></ul><ul><li>Schrank </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Krupke </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Riff </li></ul><ul><li>Mickey Calin (Original) </li></ul><ul><li>Russ Tamblyn (Film) </li></ul><ul><li>Tony </li></ul><ul><li>Larry Kert (Original) </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Beymer (Film) (Jim Bryant Singing) </li></ul><ul><li>Maria </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Lawrence (Original) </li></ul><ul><li>Natalie Wood (Film) </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Bernardo </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Le Roy (Original) </li></ul><ul><li>George Chakiris (Film) </li></ul><ul><li>Anita </li></ul><ul><li>Chita Rivera (Original) </li></ul><ul><li>Rita Moreno (Film) </li></ul><ul><li>Doc </li></ul><ul><li>Art Smith (Original) </li></ul><ul><li>Ned Glass (Film) </li></ul>
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