Robert Wise-Jerome Robbins/'West Side Story' Back on the Big Screen

Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, West Side StoryCelebrating the 50th Anniversary of Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' West Side Story, NCM Fathom and Turner Classic Movies will present a one-night screening of the multiple Oscar winner in movie theaters nationwide at 7:00 pm (local time) on November 9.

The West Side Story presentation includes a new Turner Classic Movies original production, followed by MGM's 50th Anniversary restoration of the 1961 United Artists release. (MGM bought UA in the '80s, following Michael Cimino's costly Heaven's Gate fiasco.)

Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, and Academy Award winners Rita Moreno and George Chakiris, West Side Story won a total of 10 Oscars (some well-deserved; others less so), including Best Picture and Best Direction. Wood's singing voice was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed Deborah Kerr's singing voice in The King and I and Audrey Hepburn's in My Fair Lady.

As per the TCM press release, tickets will become available on Friday, October 7, via TCM.com. Go here for more information.

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