When leonard bernstein and jerome robbins met 75 years ago, they were young men hungry for their big break gang of new york in the 1961 film west side story, members of the sharks gang—played by jay norman, george chakiris, and eddie verso—take to the streets. L-r: stephen sondheim, leonard bernstein and jerome robbins west side story is 1957 we were really just coming out of the mccarthy era, says gregg lawrence, author pushing boundaries west side story brought that tension inside, even within the constraints of a more repressive time.
Complete your leonard bernstein, stephen sondheim collection shop vinyl and cds west side story became the smash hit stage musical of 1957 through a combination of leonard bernstein's dramatic score with jerome robbins' exuberant dance routines. Musical play by leonard bernstein and stephen sondheim. West side story: america leonard bernstein sheet ♪ west side story: america ♪ official lyrics puerto rico, my heart's devotion let it sink back in the ocean always the hurricanes blowing always the population growing and the money owing and the sunlight streaming and the natives steeming.
Stephen joshua sondheim is an american composer and lyricist known for his immense contributions to musical theater for over 50 years in 1956 he met leonard bernstein and jerome robbins and he subsequently wrote the lyrics for west side story, which opened in 1957. Boys if you're all white in america anita and consuelo here you are free and you have pride boys long as you stay on your own side. Leonard bernstein—america west side story can't play america west side story improve your playing via easy step-by-step video lessons. West side story has been said to set new standards in musical theatre the piece 'somewhere' was a very well known piece taken from west side story bernstein had originally wanted this song to be the love music for the balcony scene in the musical, but it was instead the introduction for the second. By now, i've seen west side story more times and more ways than i can count: in three different broadway theatres, in regional theatres all over the country, in movie houses, on video, in schools, in a punk rock music by leonard bernstein lyrics by stephen sondheim book by arthur laurents.
Comparison of romeo and juliet by william shakespeare to west side story by arthur laurents 985 words - 4 pages leonard bernstein's west side story and stephen sondheim's ragtime have similar and relating themes intertwined throughout each of their storylines. Bernstein and sondheim use the score and lyrics to depict individual characters using traditional music and speaking styles from their individual cultures west side story the musical no works cited west side story is one of the most influential musicals of all time it's integration of dance and song. West side story is an american musical inspired by william shakespeare's play romeo and julietthe musical leonard bernstein the playwright a person who writes plays a playwright writes the story and dialogue writing a comparison essay take good notes your notes are your foundation. From the album, hey now hey (the other side of the sky),1973 aretha franklin - vocals, piano willie bridges - saxophone charles chalmers - saxophone. Stephen sondheim finds the music from west side story, one of the most revered musicals of all time, downright embarrassing as for west side story, despite sondheim's grumblings, the musical was produced by a broadway all-star team, with music by leonard bernstein, direction by.
West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein and lyrics by stephen sondheim it was inspired by william shakespeare's the score for west side story was orchestrated by sid ramin and irwin kostal following detailed instructions from bernstein, who. Is it leonard bernstein's centennial or stephen sondheim's but back to musical theater and bernstein and sondheim, whose collaboration on west side story might never be matched, with bernstein's multicultural melodies and jazzy rhythms backed by sondheim's awe-inspiring rhymes. After west side story opened, shevelove lamented the lack of low-brow comedy on broadway and mentioned a possible musical based on plautus' in addition to published and unpublished lyrics from west side story, follies and company, the tome finds sondheim discussing his relationship with. Year 1957 bernstein's west side story opens on september 26, 1957, west side story, composed by leonard bernstein, opens at the winter garden theatre on broadway for the groundbreaking musical.
Laurents, a (2000) leonard bernstein west side story leonard bernstein music publishing company llc and boosey & hawkes stephen sondheim essay - stephen sondheim - biography stephen sondheim was born on 22 march 1930, the son of a wealthy new york dress manufacturer.
Music: leonard bernstein book: arthur laurents lyrics: stephen sondheim choreography: jerome robbins leonard bernstein took the musical to new heights of seriousness in his 1957 production, west side story, based loosely on shakespeare's romeo and juliet. The soundtrack of the west side story film is deservedly one of the most popular soundtrack recordings of all time, and one of the relatively few to have attained long-term popularity beyond a specialized soundtrack/theatrical musical audience (it is an entirely different recording, it should be. Before west side story opened, he made his broadway debut as a composer, with incidental music to n richard nash's play the girls of summer conductor and composer leonard bernstein with choreographer jerome robbins (right) and lyricist stephen sondheim, discussing the rehearsal.