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Carnegie Hall presents: West Side Story

Carnegie Hall presents: West Side Story

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March 4 – 6


Skylar Astin, Tony
Bianca Marroquín, Anita
Donald Jones, Jr., Bernardo
Manny Stark, Riff

Chuck Cooper, Doc/Krupke
Peter Gerety, Schrank

Introducing Morgan Hernandez, Maria

Alex Aquilino, Nibbles
Kaitlyn Benzant, Shark Girl 8
Angel Blanco, Toro
Olutayo Bosede, Gee-Tar
Kendall Carter, Margarita
Ariana Crowder, Indio
Karli Dinardo, Graziella
Zack Everhart, Mouthpiece
Emanuel Figueroa, Big Deal
Hannah Florence, Francisca
Alexis Garcia, Clarice
Fabian Garcia, Tiger
Sebastian Garcia, Moose
Damon J. Gillespie, Chino
Reyna Guerra, Pauline
Anijah Lezama, Estella
Sam Lips, Action
Alexa Maetta, Anybodys
Robin Masella, Velma
Raymond Joel Matsamura, A-Rab
Melissa Hunter McCann, Teresita
Dashi Mitchell, Pepe
Emilio Ramos, Baby John
Julian Ramos, Luis
Hallie Richardson, Shark Girl 9
Sydney Richardson, Jet Girl 9
Alex Ringler, Diesel
Jillian Schear, Jet Girl 8
Sherisse Springer, Minnie
Clay Thomson, Snowboy
James Tolbert, Juano
Martina Viadana, Shark Girl 7
Jessica Walker, Consuelo
Michelle West, Rosalia
Ricardo Zayas, Anxious
Daniella Zunic, Jet Girl 7

Marin Alsop, Musical Director and Conductor
Amanda Dehnert, Director
Julio Monge, Original Choreography Reset
Sean Cheesman, Additional Choreography
Leslie Stifelman, Musical Supervisor
Eugene Lee, Scenic Designer
Tracy Christensen, Costume Designer
Edward Pierce, Lighting Designer
Nevin Steinberg, Sound Designer
David Benken, Technical Director
Stewart/Whitley, Casting

Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

As a celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season, Weill Music Institute (WMI) presents The Somewhere Project, an exploration of West Side Story that spans across all five boroughs of New York City.

This new vision for the timeless Broadway classic with music by Leonard Bernstein immerses audiences in a community celebration that’s equal parts exhibition, theater, and special event. The performances take place at the Knockdown Center, a restored factory in Queens, and features professional artists in lead roles—including Skylar Astin as Tony, Morgan Hernandez as Maria, and Bianca Marroquín as Anita—with students and community members from around the city joining them on stage. Marin Alsop, a former protégée of Bernstein’s, conducts and Amanda Dehnert, a nationally renowned theater director, leads this visionary new production.

Created in an effort to bring New York City students and world-class artists together for musical exploration, The Somewhere Project is the latest installment of creative learning projects from WMI. Throughout the 2015–2016 season, WMI will also support the creation of new works by students and community members, each inspired by “Somewhere,” the classic song that forms the affirmative core of West Side Story. This original music, created by participants in WMI programs and workshops, will be featured in free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts in all five boroughs.

An open companion course offers free resources and music classes via Soundfly, including interviews with the world’s top experts on West Side Story, creative challenges, printable resources, discussion prompts, and further reading to explore.

See clips from the production:

Videography by Mehmet Salih Yilidirim

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