Leonard Bernstein's score to West Side Story fused progressive big-band jazz, lyric opera, modern dance, and Latin rhythms into a groundbreaking masterpiece that revolutionized the Broadway musical. Celebrate Maestro Bernstein’s centennial year with the Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band. Just a few blocks from where the opening of the film was shot, they reimagine the timeless instrumental score using traditional Afro-Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Brazilian, Venezuelan, and Mexican rhythms, funk, rock, and jazz. Poets La Bruja and Rich Villar kick off the evening with an electrifying set of spoken word. 


Related Event:

West Side Story: A Masterwork Reimagined 

A conversation with Bobby Sanabria and Jamie Bernstein

Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 pm

Film Society's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center's Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street


Narrator, writer, broadcaster, and daughter of Leonard Bernstein, Jamie Bernstein joins educator, drummer, composer, and arranger Bobby Sanabria to discuss his re-envisioning of West Side Story, as well as the origins of the 60-year-old masterwork and why it remains so relevant today.




Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.


  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For guests unable to stand in line due to a disability, please visit the accessible entrance policy.

Assistive listening devices available to borrow at the Information Tent.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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West Side Story Reimagined

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band

Poetry by La Bruja and Rich Villar

Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Free Show
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Visual projections by Seis Del Sur