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VIDEO: Stephen Sondheim Will Talk WEST SIDE STORY in Final Television Interview


“Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20” airs Sunday, Dec. 5 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. 

This Sunday, ABC will air "Something's Coming: West Side Story - A Special Edition of 20/20". The special features one of the final interviews with the late Stephen Sondheim, who passed away last week.

ABC News sat down with Sondheim in his Connecticut home on November 11 to talk about Stephen Spielberg's upcoming reimagined "West Side Story" film, which is being released on Dec. 10. It was the lyricist's last domestic television interview before he died two weeks later.

Watch a preview of the interview here:

ABC News presents a one-hour primetime event that goes behind-the-scenes of the upcoming film adaptation of "West Side Story" and features a new interview with director Steven Spielberg. Spielberg reflects on his fascination with the "West Side Story" original Broadway cast recording growing up and how it helped inspire his filmmaking career, his hesitancy to make a musical until now, the relevance of the movie's themes in today's world, and how he's adapting the iconic musical for the next generation.

"Something's Coming: West Side Story" includes interviews with Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, and Ariana DeBose, stars of the upcoming film; Rita Moreno, who opens up about her Oscar-winning role as Anita in the 1961 version and her role in the new film written especially for her; Chita Rivera, who first played the role of Anita on Broadway; Stephen Sondheim, legendary lyricist who wrote the lyrics for the original Broadway musical; Tony-award winning Tony Kushner, who wrote the screenplay; Cindy Tolan, the film's casting director on selecting rising stars for the iconic roles; and Puerto Rican historians that consulted on the film. "Something's Coming: West Side Story - A Special Edition of 20/20" airs Sunday, Dec. 5 (7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

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