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West Side Story Website Re-design

Posted August 18, 2020

West Side Story Website Re-design
(as printed in the Summer 2020 issue of Prelude, Fugue, & Riffs)

We’re excited to announce the re-design of our official West Side Story website!

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If you’ve ever been involved in or infatuated with West Side Story - as an actor, singer, dancer, musician, producer, director, designer, crew, or, just as importantly, as a fan - is the place for you. At, you can indulge your fascination with this landmark musical in any number of ways. We invite you to read about how the authors gradually developed the show’s concept and structure. (Did you know the original idea was for warring street gangs of Catholics and Jews?). On our “Lyrics” pages, compare the song lyrics for the original Broadway production and the 1961 film version. (Did you know only the Sharks’ girlfriends sing “American” in the original theatrical version?). Our “Stage & Screen” pages give you an overview of the different iterations of the musical, from the original Broadway production to the upcoming 2020 film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg. We’ve also included a calendar with details about West Side Story performances worldwide, and a news section with the latest articles, topical editorials, production reviews, and interviews. For those wanting to dive deeper into West Side Story, we’ve put together a comprehensive research guide, including audio/visual materials, a bibliography, and links to online resources. West Side Story is truly everywhere, and speaks to us today as urgently as ever through its themes of immigration, racism, and love striving to rise above hatred and prejudice. As we continue to add content and new features, we hope you enjoy the fresh look and feel of while you explore one of the world’s most belove musicals.

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