‘West Side Story’ musical opens on Broadway 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1957)

Video: 'West Side Story (1957) composite'

(Thursday, September 26, 1957, 7:45 p.m. EST)West Side Story, a musical play (music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) that explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City, opened tonight on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

Video: 'West Side Story (1957 original Broadway cast)'

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