IHI Stage Around Tokyo - a unique theater with 360-degrees rotating audience seats surrounded by movable huge screens and stages. The audience seats that are placed on a huge circular platform slowly rotates to each stage set as the story moves on, without waiting for set changes. In addition to this setting, the combination of projection, lighting, and music produce a sense of immersion which you cannot experience elsewhere. We are proud to announce that “West Side Story” will come to this only theater in Tokyo, Japan！
Being the hottest musical in the world now as Steven Spielberg announced the remake, the production will be the world’s first Broadway Musical being performed at a StageAround Theater. We will deliver this production with marvelous creators and casts chosen by auditions.
Come and watch the new-born “West Side Story” that no one has ever seen.
1950, West Side of Manhattan, New York. It was the time when the East Side across from Central Park was an upscale residential area, and many immigrants lived in the West Side.
During the 1950’s New York, immigrants from around the world came for dream and wealth. First the white immigrants from Europe came, then the Hispanic immigrants from the Caribbean. They formed a group and turned against each other. However, European immigrant, Tony and Hispanic immigrant, Maria come across incidentally and fall in love. The forbidden love entangles many people and causes a chain of tragedy…
The story is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. As Arthur Laurents, the librettist put it...This is a story about the struggle for love to exist in a world of bigotry and violence .
August ［ ※19,20...Preview Performance ］
- (H) ... Holiday
- (N) ... No Performance