West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) is the 1957 recording of a Broadway production of the musical West Side Story. Recorded 3 days after the show opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, the recording was released in October 1957 in both mono and stereo formats. In 1962, the album reached on Billboard's Pop Album chart. It certified gold by the RIAA on January 12, 1962. The album was reissued in 1973 and made its first appearance on CD in 1986
Cut from the original 3-track tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound. Legendary 1957 stereo recording spread across 2LPs for the first time. Produced by Goddard Lieberson and recorded by Fred Plaut and Edward T. Graham at Columbia 30th Street Studio. Stoughton old style tip-on gatefold jacket includes rare photos from the original recording sessions. Matrix, Runout (Side B): 88875104691/B 24370 2 (3) RKS Sterling
West Side Story opened in New York at the Winter Garden Theatre September 26th, 1957, following engagements in Washington and Philadelphia. Matrix, Runout (Side A): XSM 41521. Matrix, Runout (Side B): XSM 41522. Other Versions (5 of 72) View All.
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West Side Story is a musical with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid 1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood (in the early 1960s, much of the neighborhood was cleared in an urban renewal project for Lincoln Center, which changed the neighborhood's character).
Released in October of 1957, West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast), features the cast and vocals of the original Broadway production of West Side Story, and was recorded three days after the show opened. In 1962, five years after its release, the album reached on Billboard’s Pop Album chart, and was certified gold in the same year. West Side Story is modern re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in the Upper West Sides of Manhattan in the middle of the 20th century
West Side Story is one of the greatest musicals of all time, effectively blending Broadway with a symphonic grandeur (courtesy of Leonard Bernstein, who put music to Stephen Sondheim's lyrics), accents from jazz and Latin music, and a rarely heard (in Broadway) toughness on classics like "Jet Song," "America," and "Cool. The 1957 original Broadway cast recording still holds up today, but isn't as good as the movie soundtrack cast recording.
by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. Opening Soon on Broadway. The classic Leonard Bernstein musical that began Sondheim's career, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; one of the most performed productions in American history. Story: When Tony goes to support the Jets at a school dance he meets Maria, the sister of the Shark's leader, Bernardo, and falls in love. Mickey Calin, Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Ken Le Roy, Chita Rivera, Art Smith, Lee Becker, Grover Dale, Arch Johnson, Tony Mordente, Eddie Roll, David Winters, Tommy Abbott, William Bramley, Hank Brunjes, Erne Castaldo, Martin Charnin, Marilyn Cooper, Wilma Curley, Carole D'Andrea, Al De Sio, Marilyn D'Honau, Gene Gavin, Frank Green, Reri Grist, Carmen Gutierrez, John Harkins, Lowell Harris, Ronnie Lee, George.
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