25 Oct-4 Nov 2006. Leonard Bernsteins popular musical comes to Dublins Gaiety Theatre almost 50 years after its successful debut on Broadway in September 1957. Set in the New York Bronx, the story is loosely based on Shakespeares immortal tale of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, with rival street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, as the modern-day equivalent of the Montagues and the Capulets. Tony, a member of the white American Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the Sharks Puerto Rican leader, but their happiness is short-lived. Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics to Bernsteins score, producing some memorable songs including Somewhere, Maria, I Feel Pretty and Tonight. West Side Story is presented by Jim Molloy Productions. Admission 40-25. Mon-Sat at 20.00, matinees Sat 28 Oct & 4 Nov at 15.00.
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West Side Story.
The Gaiety Theatre is in South King Street, off the top of Grafton Street, Dublin 2. By Luas Green line to St. Stephen's Green West. The Red Line terminus is a short distance away. The theatre is a 10-minute walk from Pearse St and Tara Street train stati