Cool – West Side Story (with Ben Zuk)

What's considered cool nowadays? Stephen Sondheim definitely didn't create the word cool, but he used it to great effect in West Side Story. While this may not be his most lyrically complex song it certainly has a purpose. Ben Zuk joins the podcast with his thoughts on the song and why it is so physically demanding to the performers.

What's considered cool nowadays? Stephen Sondheim definitely didn't create the word cool, but he used it to great effect in West Side Story. While this may not be his most lyrically complex song it certainly has a purpose. Ben Zuk joins the podcast with his thoughts on the song and why it is so physically demanding to the performers.

Ben mentions his email which is: zuk.benjamin@gmail.com 

What a fugue is:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFETgpt9PA&t

Cool being performed on The Ed Sullivan Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_IvknEFZGs

Ansel Elgort has apparently been cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/ansel-elgort-west-side-story-steven-spielberg-1202964116/

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