operaticolivia:

SO. GOOD.

agreed.

Christmas in my apartment always begins with lighting up West Side Story :)…I’m a nerd I know…

Christmas in my apartment always begins with lighting up West Side Story :)…I’m a nerd I know…

mykicks:

Original Broadway Cast - “I Feel Pretty”

thecorcorangroup:

Practice your finger snaps — a “West Side Story” dance and sing-along is coming to Prospect Park. On July 21, Celebrate Brooklyn! screens the Academy Award-dominating 1961 musical. (via Brooklyn Paper) Choreographer Laurence Goldhuber will be present playing Office Krupke and teaching the crowd famous steps from the film and leading the dance and sing-along.

Celebrate Brooklyn!
Prospect Park Bandshell
July 21st at 8pm, FREE

…um…I’m SO going to this…

oldhollywood:

Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim - Gee, Officer Krupke (via West Side Story)

oldhollywood:

Assorted Jets rehearse on the set of West Side Story (1961, dir. Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins) (photo by Gjon Mili for LIFE, 1960)

oldhollywood:

Assorted Jets rehearse on the set of West Side Story (1961, dir. Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins) (photo by Gjon Mili for LIFE, 1960)

West Side Story

ohheyshowtunes:

RIFF
The Jets are the greatest!

TONY
Were.

RIFF
Are. You found something’ better?

TONY
No, But-

RIFF
But what?

TONY
You won’t dig it.

RIFF
Try me.

TONY
OK… Every single damn night for the last month, I wake up-and
I’m reachin’ out.

RIFF
For what?

TONY
I don’t know. It’s right outside the door, around the corner. But
it’s comin’!

west side story. always.

…Arthur Laurents & the creative team of West Side Story…

…Arthur Laurents & the creative team of West Side Story…

nerd alert: this monologue was actually supposed to have been replaced by a song. Laurents just used it as a mock lyric as a sort of place holder until the song was written.  Luckily, the song was never written, & one of the best monologues in musical theatre history stuck around.  

ohheyshowtunes:

MARIA:
Hold my hand and we’re halfway there.
Hold my hand and I’ll take you there,
Someday,
Somehow…

[Tony has started to join in on the second line. She sings harder,
as though to urge him back to life, but his voice falters and he
barely finishes the line. She sings on, a phrase or two more,

ohheyshowtunes:

Jerome Robbins on set for the West Side Story movie

ohheyshowtunes:

Jerome Robbins on set for the West Side Story movie