Wednesday, January 13, 2010

West Side Story - 1980 Revival clips

The current revival of West Side Story will enter its second year on Broadway, but there's still memories of the 1980 revival that played for 333 performances. The revival starred Ken Marshall (quite possibly the best sung Tony I've ever heard) and Tony-nominated leading ladies Josie de Guzman and Debbie Allen, recreating the Jerome Robbins' staging.

First up, the cast visits with Tom Brokaw on "The Today Show" for "Tonight" and "I Feel Pretty":

The Today Show continues with Debbie Allen leading the girls in a spirited "America":

The cast performs "Quintet" onstage at the Met for a TV special called "Gala of Stars." (Note: Brent Barrett is one of the Jets). The audio and video gets out of sync, but it's rather well sung. Then Leonard Bernstein and Beverly Sills join the cast for a curtain call.

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