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West Side Story

 
The Jets and the Sharks take the stage in this timeless Sondheim and Bernstein musical about forbidden love. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story tells the tragic story of Maria and Tony, two teens from enemy gangs in 1950s-era Manhattan. Early drafts of the script explored a conflict between families (one Irish Catholic, one Jewish) on the Lower East Side; amid rising gang violence, the creators set the play on the Upper West Side to focus on turf wars between Puerto Ricans and whites. Christopher Rodriguez directs the Woodlawn’s production. $17-$26, 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 3pm Sun, Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 267-8388, woodlawntheatre.org. — MC

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