West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) is the 1957 recording of a Broadway production of the musical West Side Story. Recorded 3 days after the show opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, the recording was released in October 1957 in both mono and stereo formats. In 1962, the album reached #5 on Billboard's "Pop Album" chart. It certified "gold" by the RIAA on January 12, 1962. The album was reissued in 1973 and made its first appearance on CD in 1986. A 1997 remastered edition includes nine additional tracks of Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic through symphonic versions of the songs at the Manhattan Center on March 6, 1961.
It was recorded at the CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City.
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