"I think this is the best musical of all time, period," Cheyenne Jackson says in this promo clip. "When it comes to book, music, lyrics, it's timeless. These melodies--everyone knows every word. They don't say, 'Oh yeah, I like that show.' They love it."
No matter how many times you've experienced it, this is an album to be treasured. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will release a live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Leonard Bernstein's complete score for the musical West Side Story featuring a stellar Broadway cast including Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus June 10 (it's already available on iTunes).
The collector's edition two-disc set available from the SFS Media label includes a 100-page booklet featuring a new interview with Tilson Thomas, notes from Rita Moreno and Jamie Bernstein, as well as a West Side Story historical timeline, archival photographs, complete lyrics, and rehearsal and performance photos.
To get in the mood, watch Cheyenne Jackson perform "Something's Coming" below: