West side story is based on the book by arthur laurents, the music by leonard bernstein, the lyrics are by stephen sondheim and the conception and choreography was by jerome robbins it is an adaptation of william shakespeare's romeo and juliet. Arthur laurents was best known for his work as librettist on gypsy and west side story, but was also well known as a playwright, having won a tony award® for hallelujah, baby in 1968 later as a. En español | arthur laurents, the original librettist for west side story, is bringing a new production of his landmark 1957 musical to broadway this spring but the 91-year-old isn’t offering just another staging of the critically acclaimed script that won two tony awards and spawned the oscar-winning 1961 film. (1967), with his libretto and a score by jule styne, betty comden and adolph green, was considered a failure in new york, but the first west end production of gypsy in 1973, starring angela lansbury, which laurents directed, was acclaimed, and subsequently transferred to broadway.
West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein and lyrics by stephen sondheim it was inspired by william shakespeare 's play romeo and juliet. A milestone was “west side story,” the 1957 musical for which mr laurents’s book gave a contemporary spin to the tale of romeo and juliet. West side story is one of those films that just blows you away because it is so infinitely and magnificently stunning it's mesmerizing, powerful, stunning, poetic, beautifully filled with art, moving, lovely, and downright beautiful.
West side story written by arthur laurents is actually a modern adaptation of shakespeare’s romeo and juliet the west side story is set in upper west side manhattan it is about rivalry between two teenage gangs of different backgrounds. This thesis entitled: creating west side story: an investigation of the sociopolitical backgrounds and collaborative relationships of jerome robbins, arthur laurents, leonard bernstein and stephen sondheim in the creation of the original broadway production of west side story written by nathan stith. In 1957 he again collaborated with jerome robbins, stephen sondheim, and arthur laurents, on the landmark musical west side story, also made into the academy award-winning film in 1976 bernstein and alan jay lerner wrote 1600 pennsylvania avenue. The playwright and screenwriter arthur laurents wrote the books for two true classics of musical theatre, west side story (1957) and gypsy (1959), and directed the hit musical la cage aux folles. The turning point by laurents, arthur and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom.
Laurents wrote the book for west side story, which updated romeo and juliet to the streets of new york, with gangs called the jets and the sharks replacing the houses of montague and capulet. West side story addresses the tension between established white youths like the jets, a gang that laurents dubs “an anthology of what is called ‘american,’” and puerto rican teenagers who represent a new wave of immigrants (laurents, et al, west side story, p 137. Arthur laurents, (arthur levine), american playwright, director, and screenwriter (born july 14, 1917, brooklyn, ny—died may 5, 2011, new york, ny), wrote the books for several successful broadway productions, most notably the hit musicals west side story (1957 filmed 1961) and gypsy (1959 filmed 1962), during a career that spanned some 60 years. From arthur laurents, playwright, screenwriter, director—a mesmerizing book about theater, the art, the artist, the insider, the outsider—and the making of two of the greatest musicals of the american stage, west side story and gypsy it is a book profoundly enriched by the author’s two loves, love for the theater and love for his partner. Who wrote/directed west side story it was made in 1967, right thank you very much follow 7 answers 7 report abuse comment add a comment submit the screenplay was written by arthur laurents, based on an idea by jerome robbins (who directed and coreographed the original stage show, as well as coreographing all of the.
Important dates in the history of west side story 1917 arthur laurents is born the playwright, director and screenwriter behind west side story’s book would grow up in brooklyn, where he was taken to see musicals as a boy and fell in love with the stage. And laurents provided the book — or story — for both of them “west side story,” which opened on broadway in 1957, transformed shakespeare’s “romeo and juliet” into musical theater. That's what you get in lyric theatre’s bold new production of west side story of course, masters of the art form created the show: arthur laurents (book), leonard bernstein (music) and stephen sondheim (lyrics. Arthur laurents, the director, playwright and screenwriter who wrote such enduring stage musicals as west side story and gypsy, as well as the movie classics rope and the way we were, died thursday. Read playbillcom's 2009 feature about mr laurents and his new 21st-century production of west side story the former was in many ways mr laurents attempt to erase the memory of a 2003 broadway.
West side story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, romeo and juliet the feuding families become two warring new york city gangs- the white jets led by riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo. Romeo and juliet / west side story by william shakespeare, arthur laurents, leonard bernstein, stephen sondheim two perennial classics—william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and the broadway musical west side story —in a single volume. This was west side story without the bulk of arthur laurents’s book, and the work inevitably suffered anyone unfamiliar with the piece would have had trouble following the narrative, while. If arthur laurents can be said to belong to any group of post-world war ii american dramatists, his closest affinity is surely with those who might be called psychological realists and who came.
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