Read Reviews for BBC Proms' West Side Story Concert

The Verdict   Read Reviews for BBC Proms' West Side Story Concert
The London concert was part of the worldwide celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centennial.
Mikaela Bennett and Ross Lekites
Mikaela Bennett and Ross Lekites BBC/Chris Christodoulou

A concert version of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story was performed as part of the BBC Proms 2018 August 11. The one-night only performance starred Mikaela Bennett as Maria, Eden Espinosa as Anita, and Ross Lekites as Tony. John Wilson conducted the orchestra.

The BBC Proms concert of West Side Story coincided with the centennial of composer Leonard Bernstein.

Read reviews for the concert below.

The Guardian (Tim Ashley)

The Independent (Alexandra Coghlan)

MusicOMH (Barry Creasy)

The Telegraph ( Rupert Christiansen)

The Times (Richard Morrison)

Various BBC Proms performances continue through September 8.

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