West Side Story
The Deutsches Theater München presents a production by BB Promotion GmbH
Saturday: 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm
Sunday: 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm
also on Monday, 26.12. at 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm
A VERY SPECIAL CONNECTION
The Deutsches Theater and West Side Story – that is a very special and decades-long connection. After all, the musical had its German premiere on our stage in 1961, laying the foundation for what the Deutsches Theater has become to this day: Munich’s first address for top international productions and the musical house of the state capital.
MARIA, SOMEWHERE, AMERICA
Leonard Bernstein’s immortal melodies in songs like “Maria,” “Somewhere” and “America” and the outstanding choreography of Jerome Robbins redefined an entire genre. To this day, the musical classic is considered the unrivaled number one: bold, explosive and groundbreaking. Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning 2021 remake proves once again how uniquely timeless West Side Story is.
THRILLING NEW PRODUCTION
The international creative team around New York director Lonny Price is now opening the next chapter in the success story of West Side Story with a suspenseful new production paired with the legendary original choreography. Two Gangs. One Love: An infinite but impossible love – the universal power that already made Romeo and Juliet immortal, and has lost none of its fascination to this day.
GERMAN PREMIERE IN MUNICH
The air vibrates on New York’s Upper West Side: rival street gangs, passionate rhythms, a fatal enmity and, in the middle of it all, the very great love that fights to overcome all obstacles – and tragically fails. Be thrilled by the rousing new production of West Side Story, which takes the immortal musical classic into a new age. We are delighted to present the German premiere here at the Deutsches Theater.