Non-Disney Musicals Thread
Part of my love for Disney films is because so many are musicals. So thanks to Marie's suggestion and Lou's greenlight, I am starting the Non-Disney Musicals thread. This thread is simply for any musical trivia not Disney related. Questions can be asked on Composers, actors, Tony's, lyricists, Broadway/West End/Tours, Stage, Screen, Name that Musical Tune, etc. Although some of my favorites aren't, I want to remind people to keep the lyrics at least PG rated. Please remember to bold your question.
And if this thread reminds you of something Disney musical related, I recommend these existing threads:
Okay, so the first question:
Okay, we know the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks are playing the roles of the Montagues and the Capulets in this mid-20th century musical adapation of Romeo & Juliet. However, that wasn't always the case. What were the two "groups" originally going to be in West Side Story?