The original full version of West Side Story will be represented for the first time in Spain in Las Palmas

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From the first note to the last breath, West Side Story is one of the most important and representative musicals of universal theater. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is unanimously recognized as one of the best in the history of musicals, the text of Arthur Laurens continues to be as moving and current as the first day and the original choreographies of Jerome Robbins occupy a place of honor in the legend of contemporary dance. From his hand, the greatest love story takes the streets of Broadway to become one of the milestones of musical theater of all time.

In West Side Story, Arthur Laurens transports the Romeo and Juliet of Shakespeare to the city of New York, where two young lovers are caught by the confrontation between two street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. His struggle to survive in an environment of hatred, violence and prejudice gives shape to one of the most emotional, heartbreaking, beautiful and relevant stories of musical theater.

Now, produced by SOM Produce and coinciding with the centenary of Leonard Bernstein, the original original version with which this legendary musical debuted at the Winter Garden Theater (Broadway, 1957) is premiered for the first time in Spain. A few days ago we counted the journey of Bernstein on the island of Gran Canaria where he spent great seasons developing his artistic side. Now, the Cuyás Theater of Las Palmas will present this musical history next June (from 20 to 30). Prices range between 40 and 59 euros.


Represented continuously throughout the world since its premiere in 1957, West
Side Story has been awarded with all the existing awards in the field of musical theater, throughout its many reruns and reruns.

The film version, winner in 10 categories of the Oscar awards, holds the
record as the most awarded film by the Academy in the history of musical cinema and the fourth in all categories, having been chosen by the Library of Congress of the United States for its preservation by the National Film Archive, due to its cultural relevance, historical and aesthetic.

His soundtrack is the recording that has remained the most number 1 on the list of best-selling albums throughout history (Billboard, 54 weeks, followed by Michael Jackson, with Thriller, 37 weeks), with mythical songs like “María”, “América” ​​or “Tonight”, among others.

In all the categories, formats and forms of artistic expression, West Side Story represents the artistic and commercial excellence that consecrates him as “The greatest musical of all time”.

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