West Side Story 60th Anniversary Thimble

£7.95
East Side Story was the original title of the Shakespeareinspired musical conceived in 1949. A tale of star-crossed lovers, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the show in its original form never went into production and the idea was set aside for the next six years. It was more than just a change of setting that helped the re-titled show, ‘West Side Story’ get off the ground; it was also the addition of a young, relatively unknown lyricist named Stephen Sondheim. The book by Arthur Laurents and the incredible choreography by Jerome Robbins helped make West Side Story a work of lasting genius, but it was the strength of the songs that allowed it to make its Broadway debut on 26 September 1957.

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East Side Story was the original title of the Shakespeareinspired musical conceived in 1949. A tale of star-crossed lovers, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the show in its original form never went into production and the idea was set aside for the next six years. It was more than just a change of setting that helped the re-titled show, ‘West Side Story’ get off the ground; it was also the addition of a young, relatively unknown lyricist named Stephen Sondheim. The book by Arthur Laurents and the incredible choreography by Jerome Robbins helped make West Side Story a work of lasting genius, but it was the strength of the songs that allowed it to make its Broadway debut on 26 September 1957.