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Run For Your Life
Starring Ben Gazzara




Dave Grusin 2011 Interview

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The Ultimate Guide to Run for Your Life Starring Ben Gazzara, as part of its West Side Story salute, offers Dave Grusin Archive visitors a choice interview with the maestro who played his own part in making the 50th anniversary of the Broadway show so memorable.


Begin this January 2011 interview with Dave Grusin by clicking the arrow in the frame below




In the interview Dave Grusin speaks of his magnificent WEST SIDE STORY recording, and if you're also a fan of that unforgettable musical, you'll be thrilled by the following videos of original Broadway cast members performing West Side Story songs in 2007, including a “Somewhere” that will touch every heart.


As a salute to Carol Lawrence, who plays Paul Bryan's fiancée Kate Pierce in Run For Your Life, we showcase Ms. Lawrence in her memorable role as Maria in the original Broadway production of West Side Story.


Thrilling to watch! In 2007, a large number of the original Broadway cast of West Side Story joined members of a revival production to rehearse for a benefit show - performing The Jet Song, I Feel Pretty, A Boy Like That, I Have a Love and Tonight

Carol Lawrence, Chita Rivera, Michael Callan & Ken Le Roy in a 2007 West Side Story Rehearsal


Watch another view of the same rehearsal session, but this one more intimate, and ending with all joining Reri Grist as she reprises her Broadway performance of “Somewhere” in a moment that will deeply touch every heart.

Carol Lawrence, Chita Rivera and company join Reri Grist singing Somewhere


Original Maria, Carol Lawrence, and Anita, Chita Rivera, share memories of West Side Story's development

Landmark interviews with Carol Lawrence and Chita Rivera,


On stage, Larry Kert and Carol Lawrence in the West Side Story scene she refers to in the above interview, where Tony searches for Maria, and finds her on the fire escape.

Larry Kert sings "Maria" followed by "Tonight" duet with Carol Lawrence


From her stage show, “A Dancer's Life,” Chita Rivera talks about getting the part of Anita, and how Leonard Bernstein helped her to develop the West Side Story role. Delightful!

Chita Rivera talks about and sings “A Boy Like That”


The 2007 rehearsal scenes above were for a benefit performance at the Gypsy of the Year Awards. Here's a video of their performance on stage.

Original Broadway cast members of West Side Story on stage in 2007


In 1957 Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show to perform their hit duet from West Side Story.

Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert sing Tonight on television


Between 1966 and 1967, Carol Lawrence made three appearances on Run For Your Life. The following scene is from “The Day Time Stopped” where she plays Paul Bryan's fiancée.

Maria, Carol Lawrence as Kate Pierce in Run For Your Life




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