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West Side Story

Wed, 14.12.2016 - Sun, 18.12.2016

Wiener Stadthalle, Hall F

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Provocative finger snapping of street gangs, Puerto Rican girls’ whirling skirts on New York City’s flat roofs, derelict West Side back yards – just a few notes of Leonard Bernstein’s world-famous score, featuring songs such as Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, immediately evoke these images of West Side Story.

From November 2016 Joey McKneely’s award-winning staging of West Side Story, the only production in the world to currently feature Jerome Robbins’ original choreography, will take to the road again for a global tour, visiting selected concert halls in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Discount for children under 16

Performance in English (with surtitles in German)

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At its 1957 Broadway premiere the musical redefined an entire genre both musically and in terms of dance. The genius of its four creators – Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim – produced a piece whose great artistic quality remains unquestioned to this day. The film version won ten Oscars and brought the masterwork to an audience of millions just a few years later. Today West Side Story stands unchallenged as the No. 1 of American musical theatre – daring, realistic, and as relevant as on the day of its premiere.

Great musical theatre: award-winning and internationally celebrated
Joey McKneely’s celebrated staging of West Side Story has played to sold-out houses all over the world, from London to Paris and Berlin, from Sydney to Tokyo. It was nominated for London’s renowned theatre prize, the Laurence Olivier Award, and awarded two Theatregoers’ Choice Awards in the British capital in 2009. The Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote about its run at the Théâtre du Châtelet: “Overwhelming visuals in gorgeous colours, a perfect musical realization, an enthralling production and a convincing ensemble both in their acting and their dancing [...] Astonishing precision in the dance scenes combined with explosive impact and a searing spirit. [...] A great piece of musical theatre in an amazing staging that literally tore the audience from its seats.” London’s Evening Standard rejoiced: “It‘s a fabulous, emotionally power-packed revival.”


  • Wiener Stadthalle, Hall FWienWed, 14.12.2016, 8:00 pm 
  • Wiener Stadthalle, Hall FWienThu, 15.12.2016, 8:00 pm 
  • Wiener Stadthalle, Hall FWienFri, 16.12.2016, 8:00 pm 
  • Wiener Stadthalle, Hall FWienSat, 17.12.2016, 3:00 pm 
  • Wiener Stadthalle, Hall FWienSat, 17.12.2016, 8:00 pm 
  • Wiener Stadthalle, Hall FWienSun, 18.12.2016, 2:00 pm 
  • Wiener Stadthalle, Hall FWienSun, 18.12.2016, 7:00 pm 


On the day of the event tickets can only be purchased at the Wiener Stadthalle box office or by phone at 0043 01 98100-200!


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