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The Knockdown Center

Cast List Announced for Carnegie Hall’s ‘West Side Story’ Somewhere Project with Skylar Astin & Morgan Hernandez >>

'West Side Story' is coming to Knockdown Center this March for a special three night concert performance presented by Carnegie Hall. today announced the full cast for its upcoming production of West Side Story. The performance will be directed by Amanda Dehnert. Marin Alsop serves as conductor and music director. The cast includes Skylar Astin ('Spring Awakening') as Tony and Morgan Hernandez as Maria. The show will also feature 14 high school students from New York and New Jersey, as well as a choir of nearly 200 students from all five New York Burroughs.

Leonard Bernstein

Carnegie Hall @ 125: Somewhere Project Explores ‘West Side Story’ >>

Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story is perhaps the most pivotal musical of the 20th Century, pivotal not only for its timeless themes but also for its revolutionary use of music in connection with choreography. For Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary, the Weill Music Institute is paying homage to this giant among musicals with a venture called the Somewhere Project. At the center of this event will be three full performances of West Side Story at the Knockdown Center in Queens, NY from March 4th-6th, 2016.

Billy Elliot: The Musical

'Billy Elliot,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher' and Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' in Drury Lane's Upcoming Season in Chicagoland >>

'Deathtrap' and 'Bye Bye Birdie' are also on tap for the company, whose productions netted 21 Jeff Award nominations this year.

San Francisco Symphony Releases Live Recording of ‘West Side Story’ Concert Performance with Broadway Stars Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber

San Francisco Symphony Releases Live Recording of ‘West Side Story’ with Broadway Stars Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber >>

Ready for a return visit to the turf of the Sharks and Jets? The San Francisco Symphony is betting that you are, with a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Bernstein's complete score to 'West Side Story.'

Classicalite Recording News: Soprano Diana Damrau Releases Personal Favorites on 'Forever' Album (Warner Classics/Erato) Due March 11 >>

With all the Damrau hype circulating her upcoming performance as Amina at The Metropolitan Opera's production of Bellini's La Sonnambula and a one-off (Le) Poisson Rouge show, there must be little time to find a respite from the excitement.

José Carreras, 66, Returning to Opera in Christian Kolonovits' 'El Juez' at Bilbao >>

He was never exactly in the vanguard of new writing, but the news of José Carreras' return to opera with a new work--'El Juez' by Christian Kolonovits, after a story by Angelika Messner--is doubly surprising. Most surprising, perhaps, because most of us thought we'd seen the Spaniard's last complete role on an operatic stage. At 66, alas, Italianate tenors are usually only giving recitals and concerts of arias. That's the role Carreras looked to have assumed, and this will be his first complete opera since Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's 'Sly' in 2002.

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