Genius. West Side Story.

Dance · Film · Music · Theater

Just in from seeing “West Side Story” projected on big screen — my first such viewing (big screen) since who knows when … or maybe ever. What a great movie. Robbins’s choreography is so stellar, so wicked, so spot-on and thrilling; it’s even scary —  in “Cool.” The “America” number on the rooftop, beyond brilliant. Every song, even the ones that had me fidgeting as a kid, fabulous. The entire cast unspeakably great, nothing rings false. Surprising~ Natalie Wood, wonderful. Russ Tamblyn. also, very good. Not at all surprising … George Chakiris and Rita Moreno, both fantastic. Going to see WSS again at the Fox pictures party at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on 15 November. Everything looks even better at Grauman’s.

Like this? Read more:

Leave a Reply