West Side Story — Two Gangs. One Love
The air vibrates in New York's Upper West Side: Rival street gangs, passionate rhythms, a fatal enmity and, in the middle of it all, the great love that fights to overcome all obstacles—and tragically fails. This rousing new production of “West Side Story” takes the immortal musical classic into a new age. “Maria,” “Somewhere,” “America”—Leonard Bernstein's immortal melodies and the outstanding choreography by Jerome Robbins have redefined an entire genre. To this day, this musical classic is considered the unrivaled number one—bold, explosive, and groundbreaking. Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning 2021 remake proves once again how uniquely timeless “West Side Story” is.
With a suspenseful new production, paired with the legendary original choreography, the international creative team around New York director Lonny Price is now opening the next chapter in the success story of “West Side Story.” An infinite but impossible love–the universal power that already made “Romeo and Juliet” immortal has lost none of its fascination to this day. The text and songs are in English.
Tickets are CHF 57-137, 30% discount for students, and 50% discount for kids under age 16. There are evening shows on each day as well as weekend matinées.
Musical Theater Basel