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Coming Back To Royal Albert Hall

WEST SIDE STORY Set For Royal Albert Hall Screening With Live Orchestra, 7/4-7/6

Iconic, multi-Academy Award-winning movie musical WEST SIDE STORY is set to return to the Royal Albert Hall in the UK this July in an encore presentation of the film according to a new press release.

Of note, the film will once again be accompanied by a live orchestra playing the classic Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim score.

The official description of WEST SIDE STORY at the Royal Albert Hall is as follows: "Following on from its sold-out anniversary performances in 2012 and over fifty years after its original release, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer re-mastered film returns to the big screen in high definition at the Royal Albert Hall with its original vocals and dialog intact. Once again, experience this classic romantic tragedy and the bitter battle between the Jets and the Sharks as Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score, featuring the much loved 'America', 'Somewhere' and 'Tonight', is dramatically brought to life on stage by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with Jayce Ogren conducting. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, West Side Story features Robbins' breathtaking choreography, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents. Still praised to this day by critics and the public alike, West Side Story was the winner of ten Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Music. It remains one of the one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals."

WEST SIDE STORY will screen at the Royal Albert Hall on July 4 through July 6.

More information on WEST SIDE STORY at the Royal Albert Hall is available here.
Tags: 1961 film, leonard bernstein, music
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