WEST SIDE STORY

Genre: Musical
Dana Tarantino directs and Nicholas Ross conducts the Bernstein-Laurents-Sondheim classic

In 1957, the Jets and the Sharks fought their turf war on the streets of Hell's Kitchen. Now, a half Century later, and still in Hell's Kitchen, John Jay College is proud to present its 50th anniversary production of West Side Story at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater on
December 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th at 8pm.

A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is the tale of young lovers caught between the cultural tension and violence brewing on the streets of New York City as working-class white youth and Puerto Rican immigrants sought to carve out a turf and identity they could call their own. Through the years clashes between different ethnicities change, but the story remains timeless, and its message about gang violence still resonates today in cities throughout the country.

In the true collaborative spirit of the original production, the West Side Story cast, orchestra, and crew will consist of over 100 students chosen from John Jay College as well as from other participating colleges from Ohio to New Mexico. Dana Tarantino directs, musical direction by Nicholas G.M. Ross, set design by Art Rotch, lighting design by Lucrecis Briceno, and features performances by Adam Sansiveri, Abby Lee, Heather Revfram, Buenaventura Rodriguez.
About the Company: Gerald W. Lynch Theater

 Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community.    

 The Theater has hosted events in the Lincoln Center Festival since its first season in 1996, as well as, New York City Opera, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre/Ailey II, Cedar Lake Ensemble and Na-Ni Chen Dance Company. The Theater has also been the site of many television and film specials including A&E’s Live by Request, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Robert Klein in Concert and VH1’s Soundtrack Live.   Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community.     

 

Open:   12/04/07
Close:   12/08/07

Schedule:
West Side Story will run Tuesday through Saturday evenings, December 4th through December 8th at 8PM at the Gerald Lynch Theater, 899 Tenth Avenue (at 58th Street)
Theater:   Gerald W. Lynch Theater
Address:   899 Tenth Avenue
New York,
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Cost:$20.00, $10.00 with valid student ID or Call: Tickets at
Company: Gerald W. Lynch Theater         Official Web Site: www.jjay.cuny.edu/1789.php