It's summer in the city. TONY AND MARIA: Today, the world was just an address A place for me to live in, no better than all right. After owning their miserable little neighborhood for years, the Jets, the finger-snapping street gang led by Riff (Russ Tamblyn), find themselves in a turf war with the upstart Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo (George Chakiris). West Side Story Summary. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues, and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale. Listen to and download the music, ost, score, list of songs and trailers. Maria (Natalie Wood) is the lead female character in West Side Story. Jan Versweyveld Maria (Shereen Pimentel) and Tony (Isaac Powell) in "West Side Story." Flashback: Scenes from Ivo van Hove's revival of "West Side Story" at the Broadway Theatre. From the movie West Side Story - Doc (Ned Glass) tells Tony (Richard Beymer) that Maria has been murdered, and Tony runs to the streets in search of Chino – the one responsible. All 38 songs from the West Side Story (1961) movie soundtrack, with scene descriptions. But here you are And what was just a world is a star! These two sing about the sun and stars a lot when professing their love. A boy like that who'd kill your brother, Forget that boy and find another When Jets member Tony (RichardBeymer) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood), the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. West Side Story (2020) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. West Side Story (1961) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Her character is based on Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet , who immediately falls for Romeo during their first encounter. A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangsthe Jets and the Sharks. It's a beautiful image: stars that shine … A Boy Like That / I Have A Love.