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Miceli, Sergio
(ed. and transl. by Marco Alunno)

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6.1. "West Side Story"

Theater musical (1957) by Arthur Laurents, written by Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim on a subject by Robbins (from William Shakespeare). Arrangers: Irwin Kostal, Sid Ramin and Leonard Bernstein. Several theater and audio recordings; one film musical version.

West Side Story. Original Broadway Cast, Winter Garden Theatre, complete recording edition (25 pieces), original mono/stereo recording in LP, CBS OS 5230/2001, orchestration by Leonard Bernstein and Irwin Costal, arrangements by John Eggert and Harold Prince. Main interpreters: Max Goberman, Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Michey Calin, Eddir Roll, Tony Mordente (he is also acting in other editions of the musical and in the film version), New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Max Goberman, choreographies by Peter Gennaro, lighting direction by Jean Rosenthal, costumes by Irene Sharaff. CD Columbia Masterwork SK 60724, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, 1997, "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary". Online version, Apple iTunes.
Source: Archive S. M., Florence.

DVD of the musical film, West Side Story (1961), directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, based on the theater version produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince, arrangements by Roger L. Stevens, from William Shakespeare, written by Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents, libretto by Arthur Laurents, screenplay by Ernest Lehman, music by Leonard Bernstein and Irwin Kostal; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conducted by Johnny Green, cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp, editing by Thomas Stanford, costumes by Irene Sharaff, choreographies by Jerome Robbins. Cast: Richard Beymer (Tony) dubbed by Jimmy Bryant, Natalie Wood (Maria) dubbed by Marni Nixon, Russ Tamblyn (Riff) dubbed by Tucker Smith in The Jet Song, George Chakiris (Bernardo), Rita Moreno (Anita) dubbed by Betty Wand in A Boy Like That.Panavision 70, United Artists, MGM. Restored version conform to the original 65mm, soundtrack in Dolby Digital 5.1 (1999), VFB31325.
Source: Archive S. M., Florence.

CD West Side Story. The Original Sound Track Recording of previous edition, CBS 462544 2.
Source: Archive S. M., Florence.

DVD West Side Story, online Apple iTunes. No other available data.
Source: Archive S. M., Florence.

VHS Hi-Fi, 1984, video Rehearsal of West Side Story, documentary on the recording rehearsal conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Lyric singers: José Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollmann. Stereo DGG 072004-3.
Source: Archive S. M., Florence.

West Side Story, CD audio version, 1985, London Orchestra & Coro Leonard Bernstein conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Same authors and interpreters of the previous entry, except for Marilyn Horne who replaced Tatiana Troyanos. Complete performance, 27 pieces (but there is also a short version with 16 pieces plus 6 from the film On the Waterfront). Online Apple iTunes, DGG/Unitel 1985.
Source: Archive S. M., Florence.

West Side Story, Online CD, The Original Broadway Cast, digitally remastered, 24 pieces, Leicester Haymarket Theatre. Main interpreters: National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards, Paul Manuel, Caroline O'Connor, Nicholas Warnford, Tinuke Olafimihan. Apple iTunes, JAY Pros. / National CGH Ventures Inc. 1997 / 2011.
Source: Archive S. M., Florence.

West Side Story. Online CD, The New Broadway Cast Recording. Main interpreters: Matt Cavenough, Josefina Scaglione, Cody Green, Karen Olivo. Audio version, 16 pieces.  Apple iTunes, Sony Music 2009.
Source: Archive S. M., Florence.

West Side Story, audio recordings of the theater version, 2013, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, CD, 31 pieces and bonus features: intros by Jamie Bernstein and Rita Moreno, A Conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas, Historical Notes, Bernstein's West Side Story, photo gallery and rehearsals (documentary, mp4v, 8'50"). Cast: Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vos. Online version, mastered for Apple iTunes LP collector, mp4a (lossless), AAC format, bit rate 280 kbps (VBR), sample rate 44.1 kHz, 16 bit. + 3 LP.
Source: Archive S. M., Florence.
Other Sources: YouTube (last accessed 2013-2014).

In Apple iTunes there are books, audio-books, podcasts and iPhone applications dedicated to the subject.

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