Tag Archives: West Side Story

The Air Is Humming

A Broadway musical with singing and dancing rival street gangs was a monumentally bad idea, but that was West Side Story – music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and choreography by Jerome Robbins, and “inspired” by Shakespeare’s Romeo … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

Manhattan realtors call the area Clinton but it used to be called Hell’s Kitchen – from the late nineteenth century until a decade or so ago a rather rough place, west of Sixth from Thirty-Fourth up to Fifty-Ninth, not that … Continue reading

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