See more of West Side Story on Facebook lonestarbassethound.com SINFONIMA war für euch in der "Unterwelt" der West Side Story im Musical Dome - Köln. West Side Story. nach einer Idee von Jerome Robbins. Buch von Arthur Laurents Musik von Leonard Bernstein Gesangstexte von. Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment and BB Group present West Side Story. B2B · Booking · Kontakt · Datenschutz · Newsletter · Facebook · Instagram · en.
West Side Story (1961)See more of West Side Story on Facebook lonestarbassethound.com SINFONIMA war für euch in der "Unterwelt" der West Side Story im Musical Dome - Köln. West Side Story ist ein Musical, in 2 Akten, aus der Feder von Leonard Bernstein (Musik), Stephen Sondheim (Buch) und Arthur Laurents (Buch). West Side Story Robert Wise Jerome Robbins. USA Regie: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins Drehbuch.
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Won 10 Oscars. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Natalie Wood Maria Richard Beymer Tony Russ Tamblyn Riff Rita Moreno Anita George Chakiris Bernardo Simon Oakland Schrank Ned Glass Doc William Bramley Krupke Tucker Smith Ice Tony Mordente Action David Winters A-rab Eliot Feld Baby John Bert Michaels Snowboy David Bean Tiger Robert Banas Edit Storyline West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy "Romeo and Juliet".
Taglines: Watch this shot now. Shoot, man. Hey, yeah. Edit Did You Know? Trivia Rita Moreno 's singing voice was dubbed by Betty Wand only for "A Boy Like That" since it was below her range.
Moreno sang "America" herself. Goofs After the war council meeting, everyone leaves; then soon after, Tony and Doc close and lock up the candy store and are shown walking away in different directions down the street.
Then, before the rumble while the rumble song is being sung, they show various people, and Tony and Doc can be seen back in the candy shop again.
Rehearsal Photographs, Friedman-Abeles, photographer. Courtesy of the New York Public Library. Broadway Revivals. Tonight Quintet The Jets are gonna have their day Tonight.
I Feel Pretty I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty. Somewhere There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Procession and Nightmare There's a place for us, there's a place for us, there's a.
Gee, Officer Krupke Gee, Officer Krupke, Krup you! Schrank orders the Sharks out and unsuccessfully tries to discover information about the fight.
The next day at the bridal shop where they work, Anita accidentally tells Maria about the rumble. Tony arrives to see Maria.
Anita, shocked, warns them about the consequences if Bernardo learns of their relationship. Maria makes Tony promise to prevent the rumble.
Tony and Maria fantasize about their wedding. The gangs approach the area under the highway. Tony arrives to stop the fight, but Bernardo antagonizes him.
Unwilling to watch Tony be humiliated, Riff initiates a knife fight. Tony tries to intervene, which leads to Bernardo stabbing and killing Riff.
Tony then kills Bernardo with Riff's knife, and a melee ensues. Police sirens blare, and everyone flees, leaving behind the dead bodies.
When Tony arrives, he asks for her forgiveness before he turns himself in to the police. Maria confirms her love for him and asks Tony to stay with her.
The Jets and their new leader, Ice, reassemble outside a garage and focus on reacting to the police. Anybodys arrives and warns them that Chino is now after Tony with a gun.
Ice sends the Jets to warn Tony. A grieving Anita enters the apartment while Tony and Maria are in the bedroom. The lovers arrange to meet at Doc's, where they will pick up getaway money to elope.
Anita spots Tony leaving through the window and chides Maria for the relationship with Bernardo's killer, but Maria convinces her to help them elope.
Schrank arrives and questions Maria about the rumble. Maria sends Anita to tell Tony that Maria is detained from meeting him.
When Anita reaches Doc's, the Jets harass her until Doc intervenes. Anita angrily says that Chino has killed Maria. Doc banishes the Jets, gives Tony his getaway money in the basement and delivers Anita's message.
Tony, distraught, runs into the streets, shouting for Chino to kill him too. In the playground next to Doc's, Tony spots Maria and they run toward each other, only for Chino to shoot Tony.
The gangs arrive to find Maria holding Tony, who dies in her arms. Maria stops the gangs from fighting, takes the gun from Chino and threatens to shoot everyone, blaming their hate for the deaths.
Schrank, Krupke and Doc arrive, and the gangs form a funeral procession, with Maria following. The police arrest Chino and lead him away.
Executive Producer Walter Mirisch enlisted the services of Jerome Robbins , who had directed and choreographed the stage version of West Side Story.
Because Robbins had no prior film experience, Mirisch hired Robert Wise to co-direct and produce because of his "experience in gritty subject matter" and his ability to complete motion pictures under budget and ahead of schedule.
Robbins was to direct the musical sequences, while Wise would handle the story's dramatic elements. Recognizing Robbins' considerable creative contribution to the film, Wise agreed that Robbins should be given co-directing credit.
Robbins and Wise also kept in contact and discussed the production, with Wise taking on board many of Robbins' suggestions about the editing of the film.
On location shooting for the "Prologue" and "Jet Song" occurred at two different Manhattan, New York locations. A playground located at East th Street, now Tito Puente Way, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, served as the backdrop for introducing the two gangs.
West 68th Street between West End and Amsterdam Avenues, three blocks north of the San Juan Hill community, provided additional realism for where the gangs roamed.
Although Robbins pushed for year-old Carol Lawrence , the first Maria, to be cast in the same role in the film, after seeing her screen test the producers agreed she was too old to play the part.
A number of other cast members from the Broadway and West End productions were cast in the film. Tony Mordente , who played A-Rab on stage, was cast as Action in the film, and George Chakiris , Riff in the London stage production, played Bernardo in the film.
Tucker Smith , who joined the Broadway production several months into its run, played Diesel, renamed Ice for the film. David Winters , the first stage Baby John, played A-Rab, Eliot Feld , an ensemble member and understudy for Baby John on Broadway, played Baby John.
Jay Norman, Juano on stage, appeared as Pepe. Reprising their stage roles in the film were Carole D'Andrea as Velma, Tommy Abbott as Gee-Tar, and William Bramley as Officer Krupke.
Elvis Presley was approached for Tony, but his manager Colonel Tom Parker turned down the part. Chamberlain was believed to be "too mature" for the role.
Tamblyn impressed producer Robert Wise , and was given the supporting role of Riff. Natalie Wood was filming Splendor in the Grass with Warren Beatty and was involved with him romantically off-screen.
The producers were not considering her for the role of Maria at that time. When considering Beatty for the role of Tony, Robert Wise requested a reel of his work.
However, after seeing a clip from Splendor in the Grass , the producers decided his co-star Wood was perfect for Maria, but Beatty was not suitable for the role of Tony.
John , Audrey Hepburn , Diane Baker , Elizabeth Ashley , Suzanne Pleshette and Angela Dorian were among the many actresses who were considered for the role of Maria in the film.
Thomas Stanford won the Academy Award for Best Editing for his work on West Side Story. The editing of West Side Story is very abstract.
The music Nor are the shots linked by some principle of thematic association. Rather, the shots are juxtaposed primarily for their lyrical and kinetic beauty, somewhat like a music video.
His notes to Stanford stress that the editing should reveal the characters' emotions even if that compromised the dancing.
Bosley Crowther of The New York Times wrote: "in knocking it down and moving it from stage to screen is to reconstruct its fine material into nothing short of a cinema masterpiece.
Whitney Williams of Variety was also effusive, writing: "Technically, it is superb; use of color is dazzling, camera work often is thrilling, editing fast with dramatic punch, production design catches mood as well as action itself.
The Hollywood Reporter called it "a magnificent show, a milestone in movie musicals, a box-office smash. It is so good that superlatives are superfluous.
Let it be noted that the film musical, the one dramatic form that is purely American and purely Hollywood, has never been done better.
By contrast, Pauline Kael derided the film as "frenzied hokum", decrying that the dialogue was "painfully old-fashioned and mawkish" and the dancing was a "simpering, sickly romantic ballet".
West Side Story remains a landmark of musical history. But if the drama had been as edgy as the choreography, if the lead performances had matched Moreno's fierce concentration, if the gangs had been more dangerous and less like bad-boy Archies and Jugheads, if the ending had delivered on the pathos and tragedy of the original, there's no telling what might have resulted.
West Side Story was a commercial success upon its release. It remained the highest-grossing musical film of all-time  until the release of The Sound of Music in West Side Story won 10 Academy Awards , making it the musical film with the most Oscar wins including Best Picture.
American Film Institute lists:. The film's cast appeared and was honored at the 50th anniversary of West Side Story at the Ventura Film Festival.
Leonard Bernstein was displeased with the orchestration for the movie, which was the work of Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal , who had orchestrated the original Broadway production.