petzipellepingo (petzipellepingo) wrote in westsidestory,

'West Side Story' one-night theatrical screening, Blu-ray release
Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn will attend Grauman's Chinese Theatre ceremony honoring the musical's 50th anniversary.

"West Side Story" is celebrating its 50th anniversary in a big way Wednesday. NCM Fathom and Turner Classic Movies is bringing back the newly restored movie version of the Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical to theaters around the country for one night only. The Blu-ray arrives Nov. 15, the same day three of the film's stars, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris, who won supporting actor Oscars, and Russ Tamblyn will be honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, "West Side Story" won 10 Academy Awards, including director and best picture.,0,845099.story
Tags: 1961 film, 1961-2011 anniversary celebration, george chakiris, rita moreno, russ tamblyn
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