Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents attends Broadway's opening night of "Gypsy" on March 27, 2008 in New York City.  (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

‘West Side Story’ Playwright Arthur Laurents Dies In Manhattan

Arthur Laurents, the director, playwright and screenwriter of “West Side Story” and “Gypsy” died Thursday at his Manhattan home from complications of pneumonia. He was 93.