Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory, of the original casts of Follies and the Lincoln Center Revival of West Side Story, reunite on stage in New York for the first time in 40 years in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments). The show features new orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, music direction by Michael Rafter, an introduction by Ted Chapin, Chair of American Theater Wing, musical staging by Joshua Bergasse (“SMASH”) and direction by Larry Moss. They will perform songs from shows they were in, including West Side Story, Dear World, Follies, A Little Night Music and Sondheim – A Musical Tribute. The concert will feature images of stage photography from the era’s greatest photographers – many never before on public display.
Following their inner music, two kids came to the biggest city in the world and went to work. They didn’t want to be famous - they wanted to be good. And in the summer of ’68, as the world flew apart, these two unknowns held court at the State Theatre at Lincoln Center, captivating audiences as Tony and Maria in West Side Story. They worked, lived, grew close, grew up, made mistakes and finally… parted. Thirty-six years would pass until they would meet again, and they found they still had a few things left to say - and sing.
* Special VIP tickets are available for $150 and include a post-show reception with the cast and creative team.
More information at WhenEverythingWasPossible.com