West Side Story 60th Anniversary Celebration
September 26, 2017
Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below to celebrate the groundbreaking musical masterpiece West Side Story on the 60th anniversary of the show’s Broadway opening. With an immortal score by Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), West Side Story opened at the Winter Garden Theater on September 26, 1957. This tribute concert will feature some of the most beloved songs from the show: “Something’s Coming,” “Maria,” “Tonight,” “Cool,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Somewhere,” and others.
Cast includes: Ashley Marie (Maria in West Side Story at Musical Theatre West and Riverside Repertory Theater in CA); Tyler William Milliron, (Spamilton, Musicals Tonight! productions of Do Re Mi and Pardon My English); Leah Horowitz (Follies, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Les Miserables, and Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway); Natalie Storrs (Sister Act first national tour); and the multiple-award-winning cabaret, nightclub, and concert singer Natalie Douglas. Plus a performance by Matthew and John Drinkwater and a special appearance by Harvey Evans, whose credits include both the original Broadway production and the film version of West Side Story. Produced and hosted by journalist/theater historian Michael Portantiere, with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano.