West Side Story (Highlights)

Music Theatre Hour

West Side Story (Highlights), Music Theatre Hour
CDTEH 6002
DIGITAL
SURROUND
RECORDING
DDD
CD1: 61'08''

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The second title in TER’s Music Theatre Hour series needs no introduction. In 1957, “West Side Story” with it’s Shakespearean plot (Romeo And Juliet), it’s depiction of contemporary social issues, it’s dazzling score and the new style of dance that accompanied it, the show took Broadway and the West End by storm. 

With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by newcomer Stephen Sondheim, the show ran for 4 years on Broadway and in the West End. It made stars of Sondheim, Carol Lawrence (Maria) and Chita Rivera (Anita), and won 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, when turned into film with Natalie Wood and George Chakiris. The soundtrack was No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Album Chart for a record 54 weeks!

This highly acclaimed recording is unique in that the cast are so close to the age of the characters they portray.  Drawn mainly from the cast of the Leicester Haymarket Theatre’s production, the recording features Paul Manuel, Tinuke Olafimihan (Eliza in TER’s Gramophone Award winning “My Fair Lady”), Caroline O’Connor and Sally Burgess.  This TER recording is recorded in digital Dolby Surround and includes the hit songs Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Maria, Somewhere, America.

CD 1
  1. Prologue / Jet Song
    Nicholas Warnford, Male Company, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  2. Something's Coming
    Paul Manuel, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  3. The Dance At The Gym
    Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  4. Maria
    Paul Manuel, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  5. Tonight (Balcony Scene)
    Paul Manuel, Tinuke Olafimihan, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  6. America
    Caroline O'Connor, Nick Ferranti, Girls Company, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  7. Cool
    Nicholas Warnford, Male Company (Jets), Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  8. One Hand One Heart
    Paul Manuel, Tinuke Olafimihan, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  9. Tonight
    Paul Manuel, Caroline O'Connor, Tinuke Olafimihan, Nicholas Warnford, Nick Ferranti, Male Compan
  10. I Feel Pretty
    Tinuke Olafimihan, Elinor Stephenson, Nicole Carty, Julie Paton, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sond
  11. Gee, Officer Krupke
    Kieran Daniels, Male Company (Jets), Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  12. A Boy Like That
    Tinuke Olafimihan, Caroline O'Connor, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  13. I Have A Love
    Tinuke Olafimihan, Caroline O'Connor, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  14. Somewhere
    Paul Manuel, Tinuke Olafimihan, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim