Ken LeRoy as Bernardo (l) and Michael Callan as Riff (r) in The Rumble from “West Side Story” (1957).
The very first program for “West Side Story”: A New Musical (Washington D.C., 1957).
A twenty-four year-old Chita Rivera (as Anita) kicks up a storm in the Dance at the Gym (1957).
The team at rehearsal. (Robert E. Griffith, Hal Prince, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Gerald Freedman, Sylvia Drulie, and Oliver Smith).
Carol Lawrence as Maria and Larry Kert as Tony (1957).
Stephen Spielberg surrounded by his Bernardo (David Alvarez), Anita (Ariana DeBose), Maria (Rachel Zegler) and Tony (Ansel Elgort).



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Ron Fassler

Ron Fassler

Author, playwright, director, actor, theatre critic and historian, his book, “Up in the Cheap Seats,” is available at Amazon.com.