Four West Side Story recordings (with Zina Lee)


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There are so many different recordings of West Side Story. So let's talk about four of them! Zina Lee returns to discuss the musical, the recordings, and film adaptations.

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We are using four productions to frame our discussion of West Side Story.
The Original Broadway Cast (1957) starring Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Ken LeRoy, and Chita Rivera.

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The film version (1961) starring Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, and Rita Moreno.

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The album version (1984) starring Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, and Kurt Ollman.

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Or on YouTube:

The Broadway revival (2009) starring Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione, George Akram, and Karen Olivo.

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