West Side Story is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in the mid-20th century on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City.
List of Musicals Set in 1950s
Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical is based on the classic 1954 movie.
Flying Over Sunset is a fictional exploration of the lives of three real-life figures: writer Aldous Huxley, playwright Clare Boothe Luce, and actor Cary Grant, as they each experiment with the drug LSD in the 1950s.
Evita is a musical that follows the life of Eva Perón, the wife of Argentine president Juan Perón, from her humble beginnings to her rise to become the First Lady and spiritual leader of Argentina.
A comedy musical set in a '50s San Francisco coffee house, where a beatnik sculptor accidentally creates a new art style.
The Drifters Girl is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the legendary soul group The Drifters and the woman who made them, Faye Treadwell.
Grease is a high-spirited musical that captures the look and sound of the 1950s in a rollicking tale of Rydell High's senior class.
Back to the Future: The Musical is based on the iconic 1985 film.
Bye Bye Birdie is set in the late 1950s and focuses on the frenzy that ensues when rock 'n' roll superstar Conrad Birdie is drafted into the Army.
Guys and Dolls is a musical comedy that revolves around the lives of several New York City gamblers and the women who love them.