November 13, 2002
42nd and Vine Intersect for the First Time as Hollywood Hits Broadway.
Katie Couric and the Entertainment Industry
Foundation (EIF) brought together some of the biggest names in film, music, television and theater, and fulfilled
their commitment to raise $5 million to help create the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New
York-Presbyterian Hospital. The event was held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York where leading stars from
both Hollywood and Broadway performed selections from Leonard Bernstein's "The Songs of West Side Story."
Notable performances included Kelsey Grammer (Something's Coming); Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Jimmy Fallon,
and Chris Kattan (Jet Song); Bette Midler, Chita Rivera, and Rita Moreno (America); Heather Headley
and Whoopi Goldberg (I Feel Pretty); Rudolph Giuliani and Fredierico Castelluccio, Steve Scirripa, Tony Sirico,
and John Ventimiglia from The Sopranos (Gee, Officer Krupke).
June 12, 2002
The American Film Institute (AFI) names West Side Story as the third greatest love story of all time. Please visit
the AFI site for more info.
June 1, 2002
West Side Story (directed by Alan Johnson, including the original choreography by Jerome Robbins) will tour the following venues this summer.
At this time, westsidestory.com is not able to facilitate the purchase of tickets. Please contact the venues (or other online ticket vendors) directly.
|Wolftrap, Vienna, VA||June 24 - 30, 2002
|Aladdin, Las Vegas||July 2-7, 2002
|Theater Of The Stars, Atlanta||July 9-14, 2002
|Theater Under The Stars, Houston|
(10 free outdoor performances at Miller
Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park)
|July 17-27, 2002
|Weidner Center, Green Bay||July 30 - August 4, 2002
|Orpheum, Memphis||August 5 - 11, 2002
|Fox Theatre, Detroit||September 3 - 8, 2002
|Blumenthal Center, Charlotte||September 10 - 15, 2002
|Shea's, Buffalo||September 17 - 22, 2002
|PAC, Providence||September 24 - 29, 2002
|Bushnell, Hartford||October 1 - 6, 2002
|Auditorium, Rochester||October 8 - 16, 2002
|Lyric, Baltimore||October 15 - 20, 2002
|Fox Theatre, St. Louis||October 22 - November 3, 2002
January 4, 2002
West Side Story Suite nominated for two grammy awards -- Best Classical Crossover Album
and Best Engineered Album, Classical.
September 1, 2001
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Time Warner Cable of New York City will celebrate the
40th anniversary of WEST SIDE STORY (1961) at Radio City Music Hall on October 6th, at 7 p.m.
The screening, free to Time Warner Cable customers, will be hosted by Rita Moreno and
George Chakiris. This marks the first time that the remaining principal cast and producers have
joined together for a reunion of this magnitude.
Moreno and Chakiris, who both received Oscars® and Golden Globe awards for their performances in
WEST SIDE STORY, will join Academy Award®-winning writer Ernest Lehman, Academy Award®-winning
producer/director Robert Wise, Russ Tamblin, Richard Beymer and vocalist Marni Nixon for this
special evening in celebration of this landmark screen musical.
"We are very pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to experience this New York
City-themed movie in such an ideal setting. The brilliance of West Side Story proves why
it has endured and become a classic," said Barry Rosenblum, President, Time Warner Cable of
New York City. "The film’s powerful message of tolerance only becomes more relevant over time,"
added Mr. Rosenblum.
Interviews with cast members and producers in attendance will air as part of the film’s
presentation on TCM on October 27th at 8 p.m. (ET). Customers can tune in to TCM on
Time Warner Cable (channel 82).
For more information, please visit http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com.
June 19, 2001
Joshua Bell's new Bernstein album in Stores Now!
Bell; Bernstein; Broadway: a combination that could only be made in America. "West Side
Story Suite," in stores June 19th, features the "contemporary American
virtuoso" (CNN's Shannon Cook said so!) playing dazzling new arrangements
from Leonard Bernstein's Broadway years with the Philharmonia Orchestra
under the direction of another American master, David Zinman.
includes notes by Jamie Bernstein Thomas.
Composer: Leonard Bernstein, Conductor: David Zinman, Performer: Joshua Bell, Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Sony Classics - #89358, Audio CD (June 19, 2001)
For more information, visit
May 1, 2001
The Official West Side Story Web Site launches!