‘West Side Story’ at Russian Centre

The film ‘West Side Story’ will be screened at the Russian Centre in Colombo on June 24 at 5.00 pm.

The cast includes Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno.

The film is of 152 minutes running time and winner of 10 Academy awards including best picture (1961). The musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs fall in love is directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise.

A triumph at every level West Side Story sets in the ageless tale of Romeo and Juliet against the backdrop of New York city gang warfare in the late 1950's.

Natalie Wood plays Maria, whose first taste of love is blighted by the vicious rivalry of two street gangs - the jest and the shark. One Anglo, one Puerto Rican, along with Richard Beymer as her devoted lover Tony, the gifted young cast also features Rita Moreno and George Chakiris - both Oscar Winners for best-supporting actress and actor.

West Side Story clearly sets a standard that remains unsurpassed in movie musicals. It will forever be a feast for the eye, the ear and unquestionably the heart.

For further details on show and tickets, contact Chandi on 2685429 or 2885440.

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