Live Webinar Announcement! West Side Story: The Creation of a Classic

On Tuesday, November 9th at 4pm EST, the Music Division will present a live webinar called “West Side Story: The Creation of a Classic.” In anticipation of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of West Side Story, join Music Specialists Mark Horowitz and Cait Miller to learn about the creation of the seminal musical as documented in manuscripts, sketches, notes, correspondence, designs, and more material from the Library’s extraordinary Leonard Bernstein Collection, as well as other collections. Register for the Zoom webinar online and we’ll look forward to seeing you on November 9th!

Photograph of Leonard Bernstein sitting in the audience and reading a West Side Story program at the opening night of previews at the National Theater on August 12, 1957.

Leonard Bernstein at the opening of West Side Story at the National Theater, Washington DC, August 12, 1957. Leonard Bernstein Collection, Library of Congress Music Division.