The Grammy Awards were presented last night and West Side Story, the classic Broadway musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, took home the awards for “Best Musical Show Album”, winning over Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hair, 9 to 5 and Shrek. The album, which includes the songs translated into Spanish for the revival (most notably “Me Siento Hermosa” and “Un Hombre Asi”), is really only second to the original 1957 Broadway cast album when it comes to recordings of the show, which have been discussed previously here at Musical Cyberspace.
Congratulations West Side Story!
Purchases from Amazon.com
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
1. West Side Story 1957 Original Broadway Cast Recording CD.
2. West Side Story 2009 Broadway Revival Cast Recording.