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West Side Story 2021

The new adaptation of my favorite musical, West Side Story brings back Tony and Maria, Bernardo and Anita along with the rest of the Sharks and Jets sharing their story of love, rivalry and tragedy set in New York City. The film will take us back to the late 1950s when the rivalry between neighborhood gangs - The Jets and The Sharks reached new heights after Tony and Maria developed a forbidden romantic relationship. Favorite songs, amazing costumes and dance numbers from the original film have been revamped for the new film released in theaters this holiday season.

Academy Award® winning Director, Steven Spielberg heads up the team of Broadway and Hollywood's best of the best, including, Producer Kristie Macosko Krieger and Tony Award®-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, as screenwriter and executive producer along with Rita Moreno – one of only three artists to be honored with Academy ®, Emmy®, a GRAMMY®, a Tony® and Peabody Awards who also stars as Valentina.

Tony Award® winner Justin Peck (Choreographer), renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor and GRAMMY Award® winner Gustavo Dudamel, (musical score), Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman, (score arrangement), Tony Award®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (vocals) and Grammy®-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan as executive music producer for the film round out the incredible team.

Adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway show, from the book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins, the new film brings the talents of Ansel Elgort (Tony), Rachel Zegler (María), Ariana DeBose (Anita), David Alvarez (Bernardo), Mike Faist (Riff) and

Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke) along with Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino), Ana Isabelle (Rosalía), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank), and Rita Moreno ( Valentina) the owner of the store where Tony works.

Mark your calendars and reserve your tickets to see West Side Story on December 10, 2021.


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