Friday, January 23, 2009

Broadway 'West Side' Cast Maria from YouTube

Arthur Laurents needed a Maria for his upcoming Broadway revival of "West Side Story." The 91-year-old director, who wrote the libretto for the legendary 1957 musical, found her on YouTube.
Josefina Scaglione was an Argentine stage actress working in Buenos Aires. She spoke English with a rich Spanish accent, was unknown to American audiences and was exactly what Mr. Laurents had been searching for

(from The Wall Street Journal). You can read about video and social media on one of my other blogs.

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