West Side Story Comes Home: A 60th Anniversary Celebration
Where: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
212-870-1600 Price: Free
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On September 26, 1957 West Side Story opened at the glamorous Winter Garden Theatre in midtown Manhattan, but the true setting of this innovative musical masterpiece was the gritty streets and blue collar housing projects of the upper west side. Maria and Tony’s tragic romance unfolded where Lincoln Center and The Library for the Performing Arts now stand. For this special program, West Side Storycomes home – back to the neighborhood of the story’s setting; back to the archival home of Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; back to its moments of creation, through the memories of original cast members and special guests. Lend your voice to the 60th anniversary celebration of West Side Story, where we see rare documents from the show’s creators, share a conversation with West Side Storyveterans, and sing along to live performances of the show’s most beloved numbers.