The musical version of Romeo & Juliet is re-imagined on the streets of New York's Upper West Side.
Maria and her friends prepare to go out when the rest of the Sharks return from the rumble. She tells them that tonight is her wedding night. Maria and the girls sing a song ("I Feel Pretty") in which Maria celebrates her love and is teased for her unabashed romanticism.
Chino has killed Tony. Grief-stricken, Maria tells the gangs they have all killed him with their hatred for each other.
According to legend, Richard Rodgers told the creators to depart from the Shakespearean source and leave Maria alive, saying, "She's dead already."
One by one, the gang members all come together and carry Tony's body away.
Curated by Misy Singson.
Photographs by: Friedman-Abeles, Martha Swope & Florence Vandamm.
Original 1957 Scenic Design by Oliver Smith, © Rosaria Sinisi