On November 9, 2021, Senior Music Specialist Mark Horowitz presented a webinar on the creation of the 1957 musical "West Side Story," drawing on materials from the Leonard Bernstein Collection, the Arthur Laurents Papers, and the Oliver Smith Papers to illustrate his talk. Learn more about the history of the musical and how to find digitized "West Side Story" material on the Library's website before viewing the Spielberg's new film adaptation.
Senior Music Specialist Mark Eden Horowitz discusses his connection with the early work of Jonathan Larson in the second of four blog posts leading up to the release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film adaptation of Larson’s "tick, tick…BOOM!" this month.
The creators of the new film adaptation of tick, tick...BOOM! researched the Jonathan Larson Papers at the Library of Congress in the early stages of their process. Learn more about Jonathan Larson by seeing notes and sketches related to <tick, tick...BOOM!, and a questionnaire Larson created and filled out about life in 1990.
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 …