Wednesday, August 20, 2014

West Side Story: "The Musical that Broke the Rules"

 Original Broadway Cast Album,
showing Carol Lawrence as Maria and Larry Kert as Tony.

 Rehearsing Cool...Jerome Robbins (center),
and George Chakiris (who was in both the staged and
movie productions) to his left.

Jerome Robbins rehearsing
on the streets of New York 
for the movie version...

      From the left, Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), Arthur Laurents (libretto)         
Hal Prince and Robert Griffith (producers)
          Leonard Bernstein (music) and Jerome Robbins (choreography).                   

The buildings in the soon-to-be-built Lincoln Center area,
where several movie scenes were filmed.
The area was cleared for Lincoln Center soon after.

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