West Side Story Movie

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Status: Production As of June 17, 2019

Production: Finalizing production budget, filming the movie begins. Now filming in and around New York City.

West Side Story

2020 | Drama Musical

West Side Story explores young love and tensions between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks on the streets of 1957 New York.

U.S. Release Date

West Side Story release date is set for Friday, December 18, 2020. This will be a Nationwide in theaters release.

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Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Screenwriter

Tony Kushner

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Rating MPAA

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West Side Story explores young love and tensions between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks on the streets of 1957 New York.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • The film has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway musical, which was written by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins.
  • The film’s music team includes renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who will helm the recording of Bernstein’s iconic score; Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (Anastasia) who will be arranging the score for the new adaptation; Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Broadway’s Fun Home and Thoroughly Modern Millie), who will be working with the cast on vocals; and Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Beauty and the Beast, Chicago), who will serve as executive music producer for the film.
  • Rita Moreno, who plays Valentina, serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers.

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