The single CD, which arrived in stores Sept. 4, includes two new tracks recorded for the collection: "Tonight" duet with Kristin Chenoweth and Hugh Panaro and a solo take on "Cool" by jazz pianist Eldar. The remainder of the 12 tracks are culled from previous recordings throughout the past 50 years. The complete track listing for "A Place for Us: A Tribute to 50 Years of West Side Story" follows:
"Something's Coming" (Brian Stokes Mitchell)
"Maria" (Johnny Mathis)
"Cool" (Eldar, piano)
"I Have a Love"/"One Hand, One Heart" (Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis)
"Tonight" (Andy Williams)
"I Feel Pretty" (Julie Andrews)
"America" (The Canadian Brass)
"Somewhere" (The Dave Brubeck Quartet)
"Maria" (Joshua Bell, violin)
"Gee, Officer Krupke" (Andre Previn, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Shelly Manne, drums)
"One, Hand, One Heart" (Tuck & Patti)
"Tonight" (Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Panaro)
West Side Story features a score by Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) and a book by Arthur Laurents. The musical debuted on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in September 1957. It played 732 performances before closing June 27, 1959. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, the original cast included Larry Kert as Tony, Carol Lawrence as Maria and Chita Rivera as Anita. The classic Bernstein-Sondheim score boasts such tunes as "Tonight," "America," "Maria," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."
Subsequent revivals were presented at the Winter Garden Theatre (1960), City Center (1964) and the Minskoff Theatre (1980). The latter featured Josie de Guzman as Maria, Debbie Allen as Anita and Ken Marshall as Tony.
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