Grover Dale

Grover Dale appeared in the original Broadway production of West Side Story and co-directed the original production of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. He has over 40 years experience as a professional performer, both as a dancer and actor, and has choreographed for Broadway, the Goodspeed Opera House, the Pasadena Playhouse, and for many TV specials, films, and TV commercials. He received a Tony Award for co-choreographing Seasaw, a Dramalogue Award for his choreography in the Pasadena Playhouse’s production of Mail, and for his work on Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.

In this interview of October 13, 2006, Dale discusses his personal background and professional career as well as his experiences auditioning for, rehearsing for, and performing West Side Story. He thereby reveals aspects of Jerome Robbins' and Leonard Bernstein’s directorial styles and of working on Broadway in the 1950s.

This interview and transcript are available for in-library use. To arrange for access, contact Kerry Masteller.

[Biographical information from the "Leonard Bernstein: Boston to Broadway" Festival Program Book]