Sixty-Two Years Ago–
Today, sixty-two years ago, Leonard Bernstein’s musical, West Side Story, debuted on Broadway, introducing audiences to Stephen Sondheim’s Somewhere, originally performed by Reri Grist (1932-) and performed–in spoken word only–by Laura’s Voice!
I remember watching the 1961 movie in Mrs. White’s theatre class in the late 80s at Warsaw Community High School. Since then, the music has been in my ears and in my heart. And now, it’s going to be in my mind and on my lips for quite awhile! But that’s okay–it’s some stellar music!