Review: ‘West Side Story’

In West Side Story—Sondheim, Bernstein and Arthur Laurents’ beloved ’50s-era street-gang homage to Romeo and Juliet—two teenage New Yorkers meet by chance at a tense interracial community dance, and their forbidden love sets in motion a series of events hopeful and tragic. For this all-important first-act meet-up to work, the audience must feel the electrifying, fateful connection…