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From The New York Times

Want to Listen to Musical Cast Albums? Our Top 10 Desert Island Picks
What we plan to listen to in perpetuity (or right now) in our Spotify-enabled isolation.

‘West Side Story’
Some of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard are in Leonard Bernstein’s music for this groundbreaking show from 1957 about rival street gangs in New York. And when Chita Rivera leads the sardonic anthem “America,” in the original recording, it’s with a visceral energy that turns song into dance, so that you can imagine Jerome Robbins’s original choreography.

Tags: 1957 broadway, america, chita rivera, songs

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