Songs from Musicals
... of older musicals – such as The
Producers – or musicals which are
collated from songs with a loose
(often very dodgy!) storyline written
around them – see over for
Notes on the Program - New York Philharmonic
... Music from the score to West Side Story has a long history of performance by the New York Philharmonic. Leonard Bernstein (Music Director of the New York Philharmonic from 1958 to 1969 — having served as its Assistant Conductor from 1943 to 1944 — then named Laureate Conductor for life)
revisited hi ...
West Side Story (film)
West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. It stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris, and was photographed by Daniel L. Fapp, A.S.C., in Super Panavision 70.Released on October 18, 1961 through United Artists, the film received high praise from critics and the public, and became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture (as well as a special award for Robbins), becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical.