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Indulge in a spot of musical tourism to New York City and in particular Manhattan, which has inspired great classical music since the early years of the 20th century.
Inspired by William Shakespeare's ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Bernstein's ground-breaking masterpiece of musical theatre is set in New York's Upper West Side neighborhood where rival gangs battle to control the streets. The serious theme focusing on social problems, the sophisticated music and dance episodes marked a turning point in American musical theatre.
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