• [NEWS] "West Side Story" trailer (stage muscial adaptation)

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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Trailer
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    During the 2021 Academy Awards show, Steven Spielberg premiered
    the first West Side Story trailer.

    Trailer: (1min 30secs)

    Slideshow: (16 photos)


    The drama is a fresh adaptation of the hit 1957 musical by
    Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. It
    once again revolves around the love lives of two teenagers,
    Tony and Maria, who fall in love despite being affiliated with
    rival gangs. It stars Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort (Baby
    Driver) in the lead roles. West Side Story is set to release in
    theaters on December 10, 2021.

    "This story is not only a product of its time, but that time has
    returned, and it's returned with a kind of social fury," 
    Spielberg said of the film that is set in 1950s New York City. 
    "I really wanted to tell that Puerto Rican, Nuyorican experience
    of basically the migration to this country and the struggle to
    make a living, and to have children, and to battle against the
    obstacles of xenophobia and racial prejudice."

    Conductor Gustavo Dudamel helms the recording for the film's
    version of Bernstein's original score, while Academy
    Award-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (Anastasia)
    is arranging new music. Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine
    Tesori (Fun Home and Thoroughly Modern Millie) worked with the
    vocalists. Finally, Matt Sullivan (Beauty and the Beast) serves
    as executive music producer for the 2021 release.


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