'West Side Story' At The OrdwayFeaturing music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the show was an instant classic.
MNfusion: Tyler Michaels Talks Timelessness Of Ordway's 'West Side Story'For their next show the Ordway is presenting "West Side Story," a tale of two teenagers from opposite sides of town that fall in love. If this sounds familiar, and it should, it's because this musical was inspired by the most classic story of difference of all time – "Romeo and Juliet."
Sommerfest To Close With US Music, Strauss Opera The Minnesota Orchestra wraps up the 2014 Sommerfest with two full orchestra concerts on July 25 and 26. Sommerfest artistic director Andrew Litton will conduct both concerts. On July 25, Litton leads an all-American program including Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story" and Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
Curiocity: 'West Side Story' Still Teems With Vitality"West Side Story" is a Broadway battleship with an endless artillery of showtune shells, not a single one of which fails to detonate. To my tastes, it is the greatest Broadway musical ever written.