BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Skylar Astin, Bianca Marroquin, and More in Carnegie Hall's WEST SIDE STORY
Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute is presenting West Side Story this weekend in three performances only March 4, 5, and 6, 2016, at the Knockdown Center. As featured in the NY Times this weekend, check out highlights from the performance here!
The production stars Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening original cast on Broadway, the films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2) as Tony, Morgan Hernandez, an 18-year-old phenom making her New York debut as Maria, and Bianca Marroquín (Chicago, In The Heights, The Pajama Game on Broadway) as Anita.
Conceived as an immersive celebration of community and connection, this production of West Side Story was directed by Amanda Dehnert, and Marin Alsop, a protégé of Leonard Bernstein, served as musical director and conductor, with professional artists in lead roles and the participation of 200 high school students from around the city both in the cast and in a chorus specially created for this presentation. The production is the culmination of The Somewhere Project, a citywide exploration of the famed musical that is engaging people through events in all five boroughs of New York City, plus those outside the city through online content. For more information, visit carnegiehall.org/westsidestory.