Works Stage Leonard Bernstein's New York (2019)

Jazzy, romantic, edgy, elegant and lyrical, this two-person musical revue explores Leonard Bernstein’s passionate relationship with New York City.

"A thrilling tribute to Bernstein conceived by the conductor, pianist and music-theater scholar Rob Fisher." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

This charming two-hander explores Bernstein’s relationship with NYC, his famous New York friends (Sondheim, Comden & Green, Robbins and Copland), and the way that New York City informed Bernstein’s music, life and relationships. On a parallel pathway, the show presents a boy-meets-girl story depicting the developing relationship between the two performers: one a seasoned New Yorker and the other a wide-eyed newcomer.

"A conceptually focused, musically incisive celebration of Bernstein’s passionate identification with New York City and with George Gershwin... That Mr. Fisher could create such a rich musical portrait using only seven musicians, including the singers, was a tribute to his understanding of the scores and his skill at paring down full-bodied orchestral arrangements to a skeletal core." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Music by Leonard Bernstein / Lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein / Conceived and arranged by Rob Fisher / Book by Rob Fisher, Sammy Buck, and Garth Edwin Sunderland.

Musical Numbers

"Something's Coming" (from West Side Story) - Boy
"A Little Bit In Love" (from Wonderful Town) - Girl
"Come Up to My Place" (from On The Town) - Boy & Girl
"Mambo" (from West Side Story) - Orchestra
"I Hate Music" - Girl
"Maria" (from West Side Story) - Boy
"I Can Cook Too" (from On The Town) - Girl
"Lonely Town Pas De Deux" (from On The Town) - Orchestra
"Lonely Town" (from On The Town) - Boy
"100 Easy Ways" (from Wonderful Town) - Girl
"Village Vortex" (from Wonderful Town) - Orchestra
"Gotta Be Bad" - Girl
"Conquering New York" (From Wonderful Town) - Orchestra
"What A Waste" (from Wonderful Town) - Boy & Girl
"Ohio" (from Wonderful Town) - Boy & Girl
"My House" (from Peter Pan) - Girl
"One Hand, One Heart" (from West Side Story) - Boy & Girl
"Some Other Time" (from On The Town) - Boy & Girl
"Wrong Note Rag" (from Wonderful Town) - Boy & Girl
"New York, New York" (from On The Town) - Boy & Girl

Related Works
On the Town
Wonderful Town
West Side Story
I Hate Music!
Peter Pan


Purchasing Licensing Information

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