Then & Now 9/26: On Broadway

Then & Now 9/26:  On Broadway

On this date in 1957, Leonard Bernstein’s musical "West Side Story," premiered at the Winter Garden in New York City. A trial run of the musical had premiered in Washington, D.C. at the National Theater several weeks earlier.

There’s plenty of Broadway excitement coming up at the Straz Center in Tampa.  The musical “On Your Feet” opens next month.  It’s the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s humble beginnings in Cuba, and after they came to America and broke through barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. That’s just one of many Broadway shows at the Straz this season, and don’t forget, coming to town for the first time next season is the incredible smash “Hamilton”.  Information is online at