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: Tonight, Tonight, It's West Side Story Night

Radio 2 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the innovative Broadway musical West Side Story with a three-hour tribute.
Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and featuring now-classic songs such as Tonight, America, Maria and Somewhere, the music-and-dance stage hit lost the Best Musical Tony to The Music Man, but made stars of composer Leonard Bernstein , lyricist Stephen Sondheim , book writer Arthur Laurentis and choreographer Jerome Robbins. It also spawned the Oscar-winning 1961 film version.
7.00 Something's Coming
Chita Rivera - who originated the role of Anita in both the Broadway and West End productions of West Side Story - recalls the story behind the street-gang musical, from its inception to its opening night.
With input from book writer Arthur Laurentis , orchestrator Sid Ramin , theatre critic John Lahr and others.
7.30 Friday Night Is Music Night Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a selection of works by Leonard Bernstein.
The event features singers Hayley Westenra and Michael Xavier.
9.15 From West Side to Worldwide
Stage and TV star John Barrowman (Anything Goes, Torchwood) explores the legacy of West Side Story, featuring many involved in the 1961 film, with archive input from composer Leonard Bernstein and the film's co-director Robert Wise.
Producer Emma Kingsley
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Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Arthur Laurentis
Unknown: Jerome Robbins.
Unknown: Chita Rivera
Unknown: Arthur Laurentis
Unknown: Sid Ramin
Unknown: John Lahr
Unknown: Martin Yates
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein.
Singers: Hayley Westenra
Singers: Michael Xavier.
Unknown: John Barrowman
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Robert Wise.
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Weekender

Arts Show with Matthew Wright , whose guest is author AC Grayling.

Contributors

Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

Featuring Dr Robert and PP Arnold.

: Pete Mitchell









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