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Stage Musicals: 10 All-Time Greatest
From ''Okahoma!'' and ''Carousel'' in the '40s to ''The Book of Mormon'' today -- let us sing their praises

By Thom Geier

5. West Side Story (1957)


Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents

Who wouldn't want to live in an America with an exuberant update of Romeo and Juliet featuring rival inner-city gangs of singing and dancing hooligans?

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