New York: N.p., 1957. Vintage double weight photograph of Larry Kert and Carol Lawrence from the original 1957 production of the Broadway musical. Stamps crediting photographer Fred Fehl and "West Side Story" Winter Garden production on the verso.
The musical opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 26, 1957 for an enormously successful run of 732 performances, closing on June 27, 1959.
A modern musical update of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
"West Side Story" would see four Broadway revivals, as recently as 2020, as well as three UK productions. It was Stephen Sondheim's Broadway debut.
Director and choreographer Jerome Robbins, who conceived the musical, would go on to co-direct (with Robert Wise) the 1961 Academy Award winning musical film, starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer.
Nominated for six Tony Awards, winner of two, including Best Choreographer for Robbins.
Set in the Upper West Side of New York City.
8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.