Run For Your Life
Starring Ben Gazzara
West Side Story Original Cast in 2007
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The Ultimate Guide to Run for Your Life Starring Ben Gazzara salutes Carol Lawrence - Kate Pierce in the series - in her role as the original Maria of West Side Story
Members of the West Side Story original Broadway cast rehearse with the 50th anniversary production dancers for a charity performance in 2007, including songs by “Anita” Chita Rivera and “Maria” Carol Lawrence (the redhead in maroon skirt) who also played Paul Bryan's fiancée Kate Pierce in Run For Your Life.
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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.
Original Maria, Carol Lawrence, and Anita, Chita Rivera, share memories of West Side Story's development
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.
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.
In 1957 Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show to perform their hit duet from West Side Story.
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.