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WEST SIDE STORY WEST SIDE STORY was first presented by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince, by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens, at the Winter. Page 30 – 33 THEATRE Behind the Scenes of West Side Story submitted his script Now Playing Tomorrow, a comedic fantasy about. Working on West Side Story has been an extraordinarily intense and Try the script extract at the back of this pack and see how these feelings can be.
A gaifl! The fortuoe teller told Pepe a dark lady was coming Oh. Arother fortune teller. Who cao tlat attractive girl be? Such a pretty face.
The poor thing b out of her Eind. MARIA 9: This is my last night as a bloode. ADy girl wbo isu't me tooighl lThe music bccomes lestively. There is not going to be a rumble. No loss. She isn't in [ove. I feel dizzy. She lhinks she's io Spain. And entrancing. She's merely iosa[e. Marial This is not the Mar. Ishe lollows Consuelo out as Chino entcrs lrom ofrslage. Who cao that attractive girl be? You'll k low her rbe minute you see her.
For I'm loved By a p. The happy bridegroom. Such a pretty dress. Polite and refined. See the pretty girl in that mi or there: Have you mct rDy good frietrd Maria.
And so pretty. Should be organized to hooor me. Miss America can just resignl Feel like running and dancing for ioy. Or maybe it's fleas. I feel stunning I feet fizzy and funny aad fine. O She's the one who is itr a! Or too much to eat. What happened to ToDy? IHe y'alks inro. It happened so fast You are lying. From the bedroom. You see. She tocks back and In a mioute. They shake their hcods at hirn and flounce out.
Mdtids voicc calls Maria. I There was no rumble. He stands s. IAs she prayt. T holding it closed with her hand. That is not like you. It's bad. I am sorry. His shirt is rippcd. He goes out. I was iust getting ready to--[Srre is hurriedly Very bad? Swiltly searching. A pause. Chinol lColdly. CHINO she looks a. Chino yanks ofi the robc. Thete is the sound ol a You can go in there.
Tony appeqit al the fire-escape There was. Chino comes ii crttNo [rrodd belore she can finish. Nobody meant for it to happen. Their clothes are solt go to the police. We'll 6nd a way of forgiving not one of theE. Stay with me.
I didn't mean to hurt him. He pushes her hair back lrom her lace. I love you so much. I girls from both sides come oi. Time together with time to spare. Somewhere tbere's got to be some place for you and for me. Somewhere there must be a place we can feel we're free. I did try. They when Bemardo killed him-[sie lilts her head. And they. Shc begins to slide dowa his body. We're really together no'x.
Someday a time for ris. I'U de. Sornewhere a place for us. But Ri-ff. So they are in a world ol spacc and. He supPorts fAs he sings. I don't know how it went wrong. Riff was like my brother. Bul they do break through. I koow it. Thcn the apartrnent ltsell Boes. More ond more TONY join. I'll take you away. There's a place for us. I know he didn't! I didn't want to.
I didn't. What's a rllatter? You scared?
Sharks to Jets. Tony tlies to stop Rifr. Riff and Bemardo.
The harsh Hell. SoEewherel fThe lovets hold out theit hands to each othet the A. A-RAB Somewhere! Look at who? Anothet all. RAB Then. A-RAB A lence with loose boards. At the rumble. A-rab comes on. RAB Hold my hand aod we're halfway there. A-RAB nardo. RAB os the city returns. Moria tries to reach Ber. And They get you yet? The dredm becomes a nightmare: BAB others lollow suit: Jels to Sharks.
Now a loose board ffips up and Baby John Someday. A-RAB With a blind relusal to lace what thq. He whistles again. We both already been. Elabotately casual. Baby lohn pushes a whistle. So that's what we give 'em. I already beeo. We're cruddy juveoile deli! Omcer Xrupke. Krupke hesitates. What happened? He grabs Baby.
Baby f. RAB I hope he breaks itl Why it. It keeps us deprived kids off the A-RAB foul streets. RAB We got twenty-twenty hearing. RAB Big. AB scared. RAB Indeed not. You cut it out. How come? A-tab and Baby lohn appear thtough the Yeah. A-rab thc other. He'll come back and drag us down the station house. This way! Which way? Baby fohn. We like the playgrouod. TLook at the brass-ass rudl tThey stop. I am sick!
With aU their mariiuana.. We're disturbed. We are sick sick sick. Dear kildly Judge. I'm depraved on account I'm deprivedl We ain't ao delinqueots. Like inside. So take him to a headshrinker. I'm disturt ed! It's just our briogia' upke ALL That gets us out of hatrd. Officer Krupke? Rishtl sNowaoY Officer Krupke. Society's played him a terrible lrick. Drothers all arc juokies. There is goo4 there is goo4 My grandma pushes tea.
Gimne one good rcason for Dot draggio' ya This boy don't need a iudge. There is untapped good. Lemme tell it to the worldl Omcer K-rupke. ALL My grandpa's always plastered. ALL They won't give Ee a pufr. Omcer Krupke. My brother wears a dress. Our fathers all are drutrks. We're the most disturbed. Like we're psychologically disturbed. We are sick. There is goodl My ma's aD S. Just tell it to the iudge. They didD't waDna have me.
My sister weals a mustache. Hear ye! In the opinion of this court. I figgered somebody oughta iDfiltrate PR teritory. Glory Osky. We're dowo oD our knees. So take him to a social worker! Codre on. A-RAB [. Where's Tooy and what party is looki! Deep down inside him. The trouble is he's crazy.
AnybodyE appcara ovct the They say go earn a buek. I got a social diseasel Gee. CoEe on. Officer Krupke. The trouble is he drinks. Buddy boys! It's not I'm aDtisocial. Ahl Go wear a skirt. I'm very big with shadows. The b. Tony bo s upright. And then ChiDo said.
Go ou. SCENE lrr 2ll and spy around. ToLy stirs. SDowboy-cover the river! I'm going to get Tony. I can ruoDers so we'll know who's found ToDy wbere. Wadd'ya hear? From oflstage.
You get a hold of the girls and send'em out as Iiaison One BomcoL. Anita comes in lrom outside and gocs A-RAB to the bedroom door-which ls locko4-l es the knob.
Moia sits up. Tony came through for us Jets. Why are you locked io? I'll take the back alleys. You bet your fat A. Tony stopt her. I need you. Forget that boy and ffnd a. Just wait atrd see- fln the othq room. You were in loveor so you said. I'm his. Stick to your own kiDdl I don't care what he is.. A moment. You'll meet another boy tomorowl Oh Do. To him alone.
Anito is awarc ol voices but Just wait. Right or wrong. ACT I!. A boy who kills has no heart. I'll get money from him. You meed me at his He'll murder your lovei he murdered Eiue.
Do- lHe scrambles out the window as Maria haslily puts Anita.
I have a love. I love hiE. A boy like that wants one thing only.. I am his. I doo't know why it's so. Ard everythiog he is Very smart. A boy like that wiu grve you sorrow. A boy who kills caonot love. I don't want to kiow. And gets your heart.
She It's true for you. She sines bitterly: For I beloog A boy like that wbo'd kill your brothe. And he's the boy who gets your love I love him.
I have a love aDd it's all that I need. One of your own kind. Do-you sbould know bettert One of your own kind. Dow you know. Did you see Chino?
He was here befote. And when he's done be'll leave you lonely. Stick to your own kiDdl You should know better. IShe opens thc door and sees But my heaft Anita's look. I loved Bemardo. There was ao argument over a boy. There are iust a coupla questions. The drugsrot. Now you asked? Sorry to disturb you. This is something special. Who was that boy? Dother from my cou[try. Tell him Anybody bome?
Icoes to bedroom door. It'll only take a minute. Will you go for me. You will excuse rne. Who was the boy? There is no right or wrong. Guess you're disturbed enough. Wi[ I be long? Be with him now. I told you. I must go to my brother. Af terwards. Chino has a gun.. Shall I tell him to hold it for you till you come? Excuse me. As lodg as it takes.
Don t you keep aspiriq around? We're listeEi['. He ain't here. A long moment. Will you let me pass? Cold She's too dark to pass. The banks are closed at night. Ya warn him about Chino? Where is he? Cut the frabbaiabba. RAB Ai! Ail You know how skiooy Doc is. He's gone to the bank. The cops'll get hip. Someone [ro]e] Don't. What's he hidin'in the cellar from? RAB lAnita starts to go toward the cellat door.
I'd like to see Doc. Doc said he'd tell him. I-d walk by and spit on you. Lyin' Spicl Tooy. At the peak. Anita gets up and looks at them. Tell the murderer Maria's na-ver goirig to meet him! Wheo do you Not much-Bemardo's trampl stop? RAB Garlic mouthl..
What've you been doing now? Who's the message from? Thcre is a stunned silence. Who says he is? I wart to helpl Dou't let her go! At he does. DOC That's all it did last. Thc strcer. Doc lslapping himl Midnighr. Tony looks dt Doc. I never had a Maria. Why Tooy. TONY What? TONY I won't. That was Anita. The cellar.
Doc holds out his honds to hirn. GET ME. Tony is sirting on a ctate. Maria and me? Chioo found out about you and Cramped: I couldn't. DOC Tl: Malia understands. In the datkness. Bust like a hot-water pipe? Bven if it ooly lasts from one night to the next. TONY the doo?.. Do iust wh. What do you think the Sharks are gonna ask for? Riff, in a tight spot, you gonna need every man you can get.
An American tragedy. When the Sharks come, you chicks cut out. We might, and then again, we might not. This ain't kid stuff, Graziella. And you can punctuate it. What are we poopin' around with dumb broads? The bulls! Top o' the evening, Officer Krupke. What are you standin' around here for? You see, sir, we're afraid to go home. Such a bad environment. Sergeant, come on.
We got a -. Now go on, get a move on, all of you. Don't let me catch none of you around here when l get back. So what happened? A big fat nothin', right? Yeah, but suppose he comes back while us and the Sharks are havin' a war council? We'll snow him some more. Them cops believe everything they read in the papers about us cruddy J. Hey, you! Give me one good reason for not draggin' ya down to the station house, ya punk! Dear kindly Sergeant Krupke Ya gotta understand lt's just our bringin' up-ke that gets out outta hand Our mothers all are junkies Our fathers all are drunks Golly Moses Naturally we're punks Gee, Officer Krupke We're very upset We never had the love that every child oughta get We ain't no delinquents We're misunderstood - Deep down inside us there is good - There is good There is good, there is good There is untapped good Like inside the worst of us is good - That's a touchin' good story!
Just tell it to the judge! Dear kindly Judge Your Honor My parents treat me rough With all their marijuana they won't give me a puff They didn't wanna have me But somehow l was had Leapin' lizards That's why l'm so bad Right! Officer Krupke you're really a square This boy don't need a judge He needs an analyst's care lt's just his neurosis that oughta be curbed - He's psychologically disturbed - l'm disturbed We're disturbed, we're disturbed We're the most disturbed Like we're psychologically disturbed Hear ye!
Hear ye! Hey, l'm depraved on account l'm deprived! So take him to a headshrinker. Who, me? My daddy beats my mommy My mommy clobbers me My grandpa is a commie My grandma pushes tea My sister wears a mustache My brother wears a dress Goodness gracious That's why l'm a mess Yes!
Officer Krupke he shouldn't be here This boy don't need a couch He needs a useful career Society's played him a terrible trick - And sociologically he's sick - l am sick We are sick, we are sick We are sick, sick, sick Like we're sociologically sick ln my opinion, this child does not need to have his head shrunk at all.
Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease. Hey, l got a social disease!
Take him to a social worker. Dear kindly social worker They tell me get a job Like be a soda-jerker Which means like be a slob lt's not l'm antisocial l'm only anti-work Gloryosky That's why l'm a jerk Officer Krupke you've done it again This boy don't need a job He needs a year in the pen lt ain't just a question of misunderstood - Deep down inside him he's no good - l'm no good We're no good, we're no good We're no earthly good Like the best of us is no damn good - The trouble is he's lazy - The trouble is he drinks - The trouble is he's crazy - The trouble is he stinks - The trouble is he's growing - The trouble is he's grown Krupke, we got troubles of our own Gee, Officer Krupke we're down on our knees 'Cause no one wants a fella with a social disease Gee, Officer Krupke what are we to do Gee, Officer Krupke Krup you Curfew, gentlemen, and ladies.
Aren't you up a little late, Baby John? Too many worries. He was supposed to clean up the store. So maybe he decided to clean up the P. You couldn't play basketball? Get with it, buster. You don't understand. We got special business comin' here. For you, trouble is a relief. We gotta stand up to 'em. Fightin' over a little piece of street is so important? When my old man was my age-- my brother was my age.
You was never my age, none of ya. And the sooner you creeps get hip to that, the sooner you'll dig us! Dig, dig, dig. Okay, Doc, set 'em up. Cokes all around. Let's get down to business. Bernardo hasn't learned the procedures of gracious livin'. We challenge you to a rumble.
All out, once and for all. You crossed the line once too often. We accept. After dark. The river. Under the highway. Afraid to call? Big tough buddy boys gotta throw bricks, huh? Afraid to get in close? Afraid to slug it out? Best man from each gang to slug it out.
Okay, fair fight. Wait a minute. The commanders say yes or no. Fair fight. When l get through with you Your best man fights our best man Yes, l shook on it. Evening, Lieutenant. Well, now, this is more like it, fellas. Warms me all over to see you this way. And after only a couple of words from me at the playground this afternoon.
Oh, do you mind? Headquarters hears about this, l may even get a promotion. Good deal all around, huh, Bernardo? Use of the playground, use of the gym So what if they do turn this whole town into a stinkin' pigsty? Don't stop him. He wants to get home What l mean is, clear out! Oh, yeah, sure, l know. But l got a badge. What do you got? Things are tough all over. Okay, fellas. Where's the rumble gonna be?
Come on, Baby John Now, where's it gonna be? The river? The park? Look, fellas, l'm for you. Now, where ya gonna rumble? The playground? Sweeney's lot? Why don't you get smart, you stupid hooligans? You and the tinhorn immigrant scum you come from! How's your old man's d. How's the action on your mother's side of the street, Action? One of these days there won't be anybody to hold ya. Get him outta here!
Come on! Don't worry, l'll find out where it's gonna be. So be sure to finish each other off, because if you don't, l will! Oh, yeah, sure. Understand 'em. That's what they keep tellin' me down at headquarters: understand. Well, you try keeping hoodlums in line and see what it does to you. Come on, Doc. Don't let it get ya. You heard. And that's gonna cure somethin'? From here on in, everything's gonna be all right.
A trip to the moon. And l'll tell ya a secret, Doc. A lady. So that's why you made it a fair fight. No, l'm frightened enough for the both of you. What has Chino done to her?
Why Chino? Maybe she's just dolling up for us. Rosalia, Consuelo No, l won't tell you. She might be at that. She looks somehow different. What is going on with you, Maria? Miss America! But Madam Lucia, what can you expect? We use Singer sewing machines. You make the bad joke home where l can't hear it! Well, go now. You pull down the shades, pick up the pins Oh, the jail is opened. Let's go before she changes her mind and comes back. You go, querida. Black Orchid.
All over. What rumble? Oh, well, Nardo's Sharks and those boys at the dance. They fight each other tonight? They don't play potsy. Why must they always fight? Well, you saw how they dance-- like they gotta get rid of something quick. That's how they fight. To get rid of what? Too much feeling. And they do get rid of it. Boy, after a fight, that brother of yours is so healthy.
Definitely: Black Orchid. Buenas tardes. He just came from the drugstore to deliver aspirin. We're fine. We're out of the world. You're out of your heads.
You will not tell? Tell what? How can l know what goes on feet over my head? You better be home in minutes. She likes us. But she is worried, and so am l. Any fight is no good for us. Everything is good for us. We got magic. Listen, and hear me. You must go and stop it. You do have magic. Of course. And tonight, after l stop the rumble that is no rumble, l'll come by for you. Not the roof. You cannot. My mama. She'll come runnin' from the kitchen to welcome ya. She lives in the kitchen. She'll look at your face, try not to smile, and say Not in front of Mama!
Mama will make him ask about your prospects. Yes, Papa might like you. Tell her she's not getting a daughter. She's getting rid of a son. Maid of honor. Oh, that color is bad for Anita. Sorry, Papa. Here we go, Riff. Womb to tomb. Now you see, Anita? There was nothing to worry about. Mama's cryin' already. With this ring, l thee wed. Well, that's the way it's done, buddy boy. More gracious living. Every one of you hates every one of us, and we hate you right back.
Hold it! Get with the gang. Maybe he has found the guts to fight his own battles. We ain't got one, none of us. Okay, Nardo? Let's cool it. The deal is a fair fight between you and lce. Mother hen protecting the little one? Afraid, pretty boy?
Afraid, gutless? Kill him, Tony. He's chicken, boy. He is chicken! Stop it! We got nothin' to fight about. Come on, you yellowbellied Pollack! Riff, don't! Keep outta this! Somebody stop him! Let me go! Get him! Tony, come on. Gotta get outta here! Get outta here! Come on, Tony! Wait for me, Rosa. There was no one downstairs. My mother and father are at the store. That is not like you. You must go home and wash up.
Tell me. Very bad? You see-- lt will be easier if you say it very fast. There was a fight Tell me! He killed your brother! You are lying. Chino, why do you lie to me? Chino, you are lying! Why do you lie? Make it not be true. Please make it not be true. I will be the oDly one there ir a white- 1!.
ODe month have I been io this couotry-do We[??? I ever even touch excitement? I sew all day, I sit aU oight. DO Wheo I look at Chioo, nothiog happens. Aie you ready?
Come in, 'Nardo. What happens when you look at Yes. It's when I don't look that it happeDs. As she Come in, Cbino. Do not be afraid. The Our Iadies! Sharks, seeing lhis, druw lo ,heit sid. As Maria beSins lo turn and turn, going ofr- sropJ. Hd libs: "Oh, streame4 fly up again ,or the next scene.
T gihget pcachy," erc. Now when the music stops, each boy dances with whichevei girl is opposite.