West Side Story

Start Date: Sep 23, 2015

Finish Date: Jul 15, 2016

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an American musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbinsinspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet makes its debut in Broadway at 26 September 1957 and ran for 732 performances before going on tour.

 The creators' innovations in dance, music and theatrical style resulted in strong reactions from the critics. Walter Kerr wrote in the New York Herald Tribune on September 27, 1957: "The radioactive fallout from West Side Story must still be descending on Broadway this morning. Director, choreographer, and idea-man Jerome Robbins has put together, and then blasted apart, the most savage, restless, electrifying dance patterns we've been exposed to in a dozen seasons .."

4 years later, at 11 West Fourth Street in New York, another really interesting West side story happens on 26th of SeptemberSmile

Robert Shelton, a reporter of theNew York Times was out in the audience while Dylan  performed the opening set for the Greenbriar Boys at Gerde's Folk City in the West Village in New YorkWink

 Three days later in the Friday edition of the paper, his review of the show hit the racks. But rather than write up the main act, Shelton headlined his story, “Bob Dylan: A Distinctive Stylist.”

“A bright new face in folk music is appearing at Gerde's Folk City,” wrote Shelton. “Although only 20 years old, Bob Dylan is one of the most distinctive stylists to play in a Manhattan cabaret in months...

...his music-making has the mark of originality and inspiration, all the more noteworthy for his youth. Mr. Dylan is vague about his antecedents and birthplace, but it matters less where he has been than where he is going, and that would seem to be straight up.”