Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event

10/14/2011
.
NCM Fathom and Turner Classic Movies will be bringing The West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event to movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 pm local time.

This unprecedented opportunity allows audiences to enjoy every sensational song and dazzling dance number in this cinematic masterpiece, which originally won a stunning 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1961.

The West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event will open with an exciting new TCM original production featuring a discussion with Walter Mirisch of The Mirisch Company, which produced the classic; Oscarฎ-winning actor George Chakiris; and vocalist Marni Nixon, who served as Natalie Woods' voice double. TCM Host Robert Osborne moderates the discussion, which was taped at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival in historic Hollywood.

Tickets for The West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). The West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event will appear in nearly 400 select movie theaters across the country via the new digital cinema projection systems.

"The West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event will give movie lovers around the country the opportunity to experience one of the greatest movie musicals of all time on the big screen through state-of-the-art digital projection," said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of brand and digital activation/general manager of festivals for TCM, TBS and TNT. "As an added bonus, moviegoers will also get to enjoy one of the many terrific panel discussions from the TCM Classic Film Festival. We're very excited to be partnering with NCM Fathom on this extraordinary event."

West Side Story is a modern adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet," retold as a story of New York City gang violence with a sophisticated scoring and exuberant choreography. The tale of young, star-crossed lovers became a parable of the modern world, where Maria (Natalie Wood) and Tony (Richard Beymer) were doomed not only by their passion but also by larger social forces. It transcended these apparent contradictions and made a classic tale timely by overlaying the love story with an exploration of mid-century racial tensions, transforming the Montagues and Capulets into the all-white Jets gang and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Music and story blended powerfully, as the sounds of the streets became the percussive muscle of a heavy-hitting score that blended jazz, pop and Latin rhythms. This monumental production, conceived and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, features the timeless lyrics of master American songwriter Stephen Sondheim, a magnificent score by Leonard Bernstein and a heartfelt book by playwright Arthur Laurents.

"Over the last 50 years, West Side Story has maintained its place among the greatest films ever made, with a stunning soundtrack and timeless storyline that continue to have a massive impact on audiences everywhere," said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom. "For one more night, fans can experience the magic of this cinematic treasure, fully restored and on the big screen."

On November 15, audiences at home can experience MGM's WEST SIDE STORY: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, when it debuts with a Limited Edition 4-Disc Numbered Boxed Set featuring Blu-ray, DVD, Tribute CD and collectible memorabilia, as well as a 2-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

West Side Story Tour Dates/Tickets

West Side Story CDs, DVDs and MP3s

West Side Story T-shirts and Posters

West Side Story CDs, vinyl and rarities


Share this article


antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.


...end




.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Slipknot Score No. 1 Album- Metallica Plan TV Residency and Deluxe Reissues of Early Albums- Roger Waters Suffers Black Eye and Stitches- Led Zeppelin Back on Album Charts- more

• Day in Pop Taylor Swift On Track For Platinum Debut With 1989- Harry Potter Turns Rapper- Ariana Grande Song The Secret Hunger Games Track?- Lil Wayne Release Date- more

• B-Sides: Michael Jackson's Thriller Gets Metal Makeover- Pete Townshend Says He Hates The Who and Touring- Slash Previews Upcoming TV Specials- New Dead Weather Song- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• Culted - Oblique to All Paths

• Scott Ian - Swearing Words in Glasgow

• Lordi - Scare Force One

• Road Trip: Styx Rocks Cozumel, Mexico Aboard The Carnival Breeze

• Anubis Gate - Horizons

• Rock Reads: Excess All Areas: Demands and Idiosyncracies of Rock Icons on Tour

• Riot V - Unleash the Fire

• Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare

• Classics: Virgin Steele - Invictus

• Manilow - Cease and Desist

• Striker - City of Gold

• Ali Campbell (UB40) - Silhouette

• Hank 3 Live

• 5 Star: Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs of a Madman

• Excel - Split Image

• Sister Hazel - 20 Stages

• Portrait - Crossroads

• Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Slipknot Score No. 1 Album

• Metallica Plan TV Residency and Deluxe Reissues of Early Albums

• Led Zeppelin Back In Top 10 on Album Charts

• Roger Waters Suffers Black Eye and Gets Stitches

• Queen's Brian May Horror Film Coming On Halloween

• Suicides Inspired New Black Veil Brides Song

• Slash and Biffy Clyro To Play MTV Awards Show

• Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Contributes To Upcoming CSI Episode

• Aerosmith's Joe Perry Scores Best Seller With New Memoir

• Kenny Wayne Shepherd Didn't Want To Cover a Stevie Ray Vaughan

• Johnny Cash Among Top Covers For NIN's Hurt

• Phil Anselmo Tributes Housecore Horror Film Festival Cofounder

• Deep Purple Announce One-Off Arena Show

• The BossHoss Streaming New Album Online

• Fearless Vampire Killers Announce Winter Tour Dates

• A Day To Remember Tap Decade and Lower Than Atlantis For Tour

• Hammett Was Desperate To Record With Exodus

• Wire Expand Drill Festival Lineup

• Deadly Circus Fire Under The Gun In Crowdfunding Campaign

• Crossfaith Recording Upcoming Show For DVD

• Judas Priest's Rob Halford Willing To Do Anything To Keep Performing

• Levin Happy With Direction Of Current King Crimson Lineup


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• Taylor Swift On Track For Platinum Debut With 1989

• Harry Potter Turns Rapper

• Ariana Grande Song The Secret Hunger Games Track?

• Lil Wayne Reveals New Carter V Release Date and New Song

• Kendrick Lamar Reignites Drake Feud Rumors On New Jay Rock Track

• Garth Brooks Adds Two New Concerts To Comeback Tour

• Eminem Reveals ShadyXV Guests and Tracklist

• Bastille Stream New Song 'The Driver' from 'Drive' Rescore

• Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley Lead FarmBorough Lineup

• Future Giving Away New Monster Mixtape

• Brantley Gilbert Added To Kenny Chesney Big Revival Tour Dates

• Florida Georgia Line Release Sun Daze Video

• August Alsina Addresses Coma Scare On New Song

• Paul Simon Rock Hall Exhibit Opens On His 50th Anniversary

• T-Pain Calls Out Kanye West's Auto-Tune Usage

• Dawn Richard Announces Mixtape and Releases New Video

.
.
Latest B-Sides News
.


• Michael Jackson's Thriller Gets Metal Makeover

• Pete Townshend Says He Hates The Who and Touring

• Slash Previews Upcoming TV Specials

• The Dead Weather Release New Track Buzzkill(er)

• Pete Wentz Feared Fall Out Boy Reunion Would Spoil His Happiness

• Tarja Has Ignored Nightwish Since Firing

• The Velcro Lewis Group Release Party Video

• Devin Townsend Releases Latest Ziltoid TV Episode

• Blueneck Streaming Man Of Lies

• Preview Released For KingBathmat Offshoot Arcade Messiah

• Rise Against Fueled By Adrenaline On The Road

• Singled Out: Donora's Always Gonna Be

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• AudioNationRadio.com • The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.