Leonard Bernstein's New York

Musical Revue / Cabaret  /  1w, 1m

Conceived and arranged by Rob Fisher
Book by Rob Fisher, Sammy Buck and Garth Edwin Sunderland

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

Leonard Bernstein's New York

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1w, 1m
  • Duration
    75 Minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Leonard Bernstein's New York



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.

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  • Time Period Present Day
  • Setting New York City.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 75 Minutes
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions


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


1. "New York, New York" (from On The Town) - Boy & Girl
2. "Something's Coming" (from West Side Story) - Boy
3. "A Little Bit In Love" (from Wonderful Town) - Girl
4. "Come Up to My Place" (from On The Town) - Boy & Girl
5. "Mambo" (from West Side Story) - Orchestra
6. "I Hate Music" - Girl
7. "Maria" (from West Side Story) - Boy
8. "I Can Cook Too" (from On The Town) - Girl
9. "Lonely Town Pas De Deux" (from On The Town) - Orchestra
10. "Lonely Town" (from On The Town) - Boy
11. "100 Easy Ways" (from Wonderful Town) - Girl
12. "Village Vortex" (from Wonderful Town) - Orchestra
13. "Gotta Be Bad" - Girl
14. "Conquering New York" (From Wonderful Town) - Orchestra
15. "What A Waste" (from Wonderful Town) - Boy & Girl
16. "Ohio" (from Wonderful Town) - Boy & Girl
17. "My House" (from Peter Pan) - Girl
18. "One Hand, One Heart" (from West Side Story) - Boy & Girl
19. "Some Other Time" (from On The Town) - Boy & Girl
20. "Wrong Note Rag" (from Wonderful Town) - Boy & Girl


  • Musical Style Classic Broadway, Jazz
  • Dance Requirements Minimal
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size No Chorus

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4 Libretto/Piano-Vocal
1 Clarinet
1 Guitar
1 Drums/Percussion
1 Piano
1 Bass
1 Full Score


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Leonard Bernstein

Composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, thinker, and adventurous spirit, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) transformed the way Americans and people everywhere hear and appreciate music. Bernstein's successes as a composer ranged from the Broadway stage - West Side Story, On the To ...

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Betty Comden

Betty Comden (1917-2006) was an award-winning screenwriter, librettist and lyricist, co-writing with her longtime creative partner, Adolph Green. Comden and Green had a groundbreaking partnership of over 60 years, winning Tony Awards for their lyrics and/or librettos for Appl ...

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Adolph Green

Adolph Green (1914-2002) was an award-winning screenwriter, librettist and lyricist, co-writing with his longtime creative partner, Betty Comden. Comden and Green had a groundbreaking partnership of over 60 years, winning Tony Awards for their lyrics and/or librettos for Appl ...

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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021) wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night (1954), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), The Frogs (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweene ...

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