Theater

West Side Story

When: Sundays, 3 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 6 2015

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.

Price: $17-$26