West Side Story
composed by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim; written by Arthur Laurents
This Musical is referred to by East Side Story
The title of this episode is a reference to this musical
Set in New York City in the mid-1950s, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks from Puerto Rico are taunted by the Jets, a white working-class group. The young protagonist, Tony, one of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.