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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 23



5.0 star rating Emily from NJ


Just loved it - never saw the movie and went straight into this broadway show and was blown away by all the performances. very fresh and relevant today. Brilliant

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5.0 star rating Viv from New York, NY


This show was fantastic. Spanish dialogue added a touch of realism. Judging from a couple of these reviews, especially the person from PA who can't even spell the word "AUDIENCE" spelled it as "AUDIANCE" I can see that unfortunately there are still an abundance of "BIGOTS" in this country. This person claims he/she did NOT see any Puerto Ricans in the "AUDIANCE" "They don't see plays" ! WOW !! I suppose this ignoramus is an expert on all thing Puerto Rican !! That's about as bigoted as anyone can get. This idiot's review should have been deleted. Anyway so much for ignorance ! It was a great show and I'm glad I did not pay attention to that fool's review.

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5.0 star rating Hana from UK


We saw this in NY at the weekend and thought it was fab!!!! The choreography was amazing and the addition of the spanish dialogue was minted!!! Bring it to the West End soon!!!!!

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5.0 star rating Delighted to attend from New York


Anyone who does not like this musical, does not like musicals. Electric, vivacious, not enough Spanish--it is administered as only as the faintest sprinkle of cinnamon to our unbelievably fine whipped cream---electric colors, electric dance, electric emotion, sweetest of music. A complete success, and any small errors that occur in a musical are to remind you that this is something handmade, handcrafted, prepared for you each night---and should add to the thrill. An off-note? Listen to the ones that exceed the ordinary mark. They will follow. Someone jostles someone else onstage? A delicious bit of reality.

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5.0 star rating Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555


I just came home and had to write my own review. This is the most amazing, beautifully done play I have ever seen. I have seen many over the years, and this one just takes the cake. The cast is so gifted and talented. I was floored by the energy from scene to scene and I was actually in tears during the performance; so moving. Many thanks to this entire production for a day in the city to remember. Standing ovations are a must after every show indeed!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0 star rating Isabella Jo from from Dubai but currently in NY, New York..


This was a truly fantastic show - the dancing was superb, the acting and singing excellent and Maria from Argentina was sensational - even more delightful was Anita - her voice, acting and dancing was mesmerizing. We walked in off the street and into a land of pure entertainment!! Thank you guys............. As for the CMG who writes that IT SHOULD HAVE ENGLISH only - I suggest he/she gets educated and learns another language! Perhaps start with English and brush up on your spelling - audience not "audiance" as in your review........ CHEERS to West Side Story - pure delight!

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4.5 star rating Paul Harrison from UK


I originally played the character of Riff in a national tour of the UK and was looking to forward to seeing WSS for the first time since. I was taking some friends and was slightly dissapointed and concerned at some of the reviews on here saying that you could not understand because of the Spanish and that several of the performers were not great. Totally disagree. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance from start to finish. There are some alterations from the previous versions including a ballet dream sequence which was fantastic. All the cast were outstanding. Can't recommend it enough - if you don't speak Spanish you will very easily follow it. Still my favourite musical of all time. See it. :)

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