Auf Wiedersehen, ¡Adiós! & Good Bye,

The 6th world tour of West Side Story has ended with a dazzling performance in Cologne. For the past 15 months the undisputed No. 1 of American musicals once again met with ecstatic reactions in cities such as Istanbul, Hong Kong, Auckland, Tokyo, Paris and Vienna. The total distance covered by the 70-strong company on this tour was more than 95,000 kilometres. To ensure that the five-ton set arrived at each venue on time and would fit each theatre perfectly, three different sets were on the road at any one time. Since the first tour in 2003, there have been more than 1500 performances of Joey McKneely’s award-winning production. The end of this success story is nowhere in sight – not for a long time yet.