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Recordings of West Side Story
« on: May 16, 2009, 08:40 pm »
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I am currently working on a production of West Side Story set to take the stage this summer in Las Vegas, NV. One of the leads in the show has asked if there are any audio recordings of West Side that he can use to immerse himself in. This is his first experience with West Side and is looking for any help in obtaining the proper dialect of 1950's New York. He does have the OBCR and is looking for anything else that may exist.

I know that when you produce Thoroughly Modern Millie, you can obtain a pronounciation CD from MTI for the Chinese dialect. Just looking to see if anyone knows of anything similar or that may be useful for my cast member.

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Re: Recordings of West Side Story
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 09:05 am »
You could have a look at these guys - they are just one of a number of places that sell thse sorts "Accent on CD" courses.

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Re: Recordings of West Side Story
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 10:40 am »
There's:
- The New 2009 Broadway Cast Recording
- 1957 Original Broadway Cast
- 1985 Studio Cast
- 1993 London Studio Cast
- 2007 London Studio Cast
- 1961 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Re: Recordings of West Side Story
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009, 11:52 pm »
I know this is a little of topic, but has anyone heard the 2009 recording?  I'm in awe of Lin-Manuel Miranda, and am wondering  people's thoughts on this new production...
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