First published by Andrew Choreographer on August 25, 2018 which would have been his 100th birthday. Follow the link at the bottom to see wonderful footage from the movie West Side Story.


The sheer brilliance of West Side Story as a production, on stage and in front and behind the camera was an example of pure genius. The immense talent/artistry involved is rarely achieved.

And one of those exceptionally talented individuals that were involved would have been 100 years old today. It would be a mistake not to acknowledge his artistry and contribution to the world of entertainment.

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Leornard Bernstein - Photo by Al Ravenna_ 1955 - Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Leonard Bernstein. B: August 25, 1918, Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S. – D: October 14, 1990, New York City, New York, U.S. Age 72 Years.

On being an Artist, Mr. Bernstein perfectly sums it up. He left us with that beautiful feeling from his incredible music.

“The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another…and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.”

West Side Story, 1961. Dance at the Gym (Mambo).

Music: Leonard Bernstein.

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