•  Musical 2015
 Romania
   NTF 2014 - National Theatre Festival and UNITER (The Romanian Association of Theatre Artists)
WEST SIDE STORY
By: Arthur Laurents
A show by: Răzvan Mazilu
Based on a concept by Jerome Robbins
Text: Arthur Laurents
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Originally directed and choreographed by: Jerome Robbins
Produced on Broadway by Robert E.Griffith & Harold S.Prince in collaboration with Roger L.Stevens
Translated by: Judith State and Maxim Onofrei
With the extraordinary participation of the Romanian National Symphonic Youth Orchestra
Conductor: Gabriel Bebeşelea
Costumes: Doina Levintza
With: Petre Ancuța, Aylin Cadîr, Nicholas Caţianis, Idris Clate, George Albert Costea, Eugeniu Cozma, Alexandra Dușa, Anca Florescu, Lucian Ionescu, Emilian Mârnea, Silviu Mircescu, Alina Petrică, Simona Pop, Ana Bianca Popescu, Ioana Maria Repciuc, Gabriel Sandu, Rareș Florin Stoica, Andreea Șovan, Alexandru Ștefanescu, Sânziana Tarţă, Daniela Tocari
Dancers: Răzvan Mazilu and Judith State
Guest-stars: Constantin Cojocaru, Ionel Mihăilescu, Mircea Constantinescu, Istvan Teglas
„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. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff’s best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo’s younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what’s happened, tragedy strikes and doesn’t stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending.
Translated into English
Co-producers: Odeon Theatre Bucharest, National Theatre Bucharest
Performance Sponsor: BRD Groupe Société Générale

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