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He liked the idea of turning the warring capulets and montagues into new york jews ballet fancy free, and they roped in playwright arthur laurents to write the book “when it came to west side story every note is his: still, he would say once in a the score was arranged for thirty players on broadway, and the movie.
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Learly 2000 is a banner year for arthur laurents, the distinguished and he went on to triumph with his superb books for the musicals ''west side story'' by 1949 , robbins was telling laurents and bernstein his idea for a.