Mirisch Pictures Presents West Side Story. A Robert Wise Production. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. Screen play by Ernest Lehman. Associate Producer Saul Chaplin. Choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Based Upon the Stage Play Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince. Book by Arthur Laurents. Play Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins.