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Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Film Wraps Production!Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Film Wraps Production!
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2019

The Steven Spielberg-directed West Side Story film has officially wrapped production! Amblin, the production company behind the adaptation, shared pictures from the set along with a letter from Spielberg. (more...)
VIDEO: Ansel Elgort Found Out He Was Cast in WEST SIDE STORY From Steven SpielbergVIDEO: Ansel Elgort Found Out He Was Cast in WEST SIDE STORY From Steven Spielberg
by Stage Tube - September 11, 2019

Ansel Elgort stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about his upcoming film, The Goldfinch. During the interview, Colbert congratulated Elgort for landing the lead role of Tony in the upcoming West Side Story film. (more...)
VIDEO: The Simpsons Releases WEST SIDE STORY Parody Featuring Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley & Ilhan OmarVIDEO: The Simpsons Releases WEST SIDE STORY Parody Featuring Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley & Ilhan Omar
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2019

The Simpsons has released a new WEST SIDE STORY inspired promotional clip featuring Donald Trump in an 'America' parody number featuring Democratic Congress Women Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar. (more...)
Andrea Burns to Play 'Fausta' in the WEST SIDE STORY FilmAndrea Burns to Play 'Fausta' in the WEST SIDE STORY Film
by TV News Desk - July 18, 2019

Andrea Burns has been added to Steven Spielberg's West Side Story in the role of Fausta.   (more...)
PHOTO: First Look at Ariana DeBose as Anita in WEST SIDE STORYPHOTO: First Look at Ariana DeBose as Anita in WEST SIDE STORY
by Stephi Wild - July 13, 2019

Ariana DeBose is taking on the role of Anita in the upcoming West Side Story film! Today, the actress shared a first look at herself in the role on her Instagram. (more...)
Photo Flash: Stephen Sondheim Pays a Visit to WEST SIDE STORY Movie SetPhoto Flash: Stephen Sondheim Pays a Visit to WEST SIDE STORY Movie Set
by BWW News Desk - July 8, 2019

Something great is coming! Stephen Spielberg's film adaptation of the classic musical West Side Story has officially started filming and is set to release at the end of next year! The cast, led by Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, just got a surprise visitor on set- lyricist Stephen Sondheim! (more...)
Everything You Need to Know About the WEST SIDE STORY Movie!Everything You Need to Know About the WEST SIDE STORY Movie!
by Linnae Medeiros - June 28, 2019

Something great is coming! Stephen Spielberg's film adaptation of the classic musical West Side Story has officially started filming and is set to release at the end of next year! To get you all ready to see the Jets and Sharks on the big screen, we've gathered all the info you need to know about the movie, from the casting to a peek at the film's Maria, Rachel Zegler! Check it all out! (more...)
Photo Flash: Something's Coming... Get a First Look at Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, and the Cast of the Upcoming WEST SIDE STORY Film!Photo Flash: Something's Coming... Get a First Look at Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, and the Cast of the Upcoming WEST SIDE STORY Film!
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2019

Something's coming! We've got a first look at the cast of the upcoming West Side Story film! (more...)
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel to Helm WEST SIDE STORY Film Recording with Jeanine Tesori, Matt SullivanConductor Gustavo Dudamel to Helm WEST SIDE STORY Film Recording with Jeanine Tesori, Matt Sullivan
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2019

Steven Spielberg's West Side Story announced today that acclaimed conductor Gustavo Dudamel will be guiding the baton for the film's recording of Leonard Bernstein's iconic score. (more...)
WEST SIDE STORY Film to be Released on December 18, 2020WEST SIDE STORY Film to be Released on December 18, 2020
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2019

The Walt Disney Studios has unveiled its upcoming slate following the recent acquisition of the Fox film studios, including changes to previously dated films and a number of major additions. (more...)
VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of WEST SIDE STORY's Rachel Zegler in SHREK the MusicalVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of WEST SIDE STORY's Rachel Zegler in SHREK the Musical
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2019

Before she takes off to Hollywood for her debut screen role in the Stephen Spielberg WEST SIDE STORY remake, New Jersey's Rachel Zegler has one last high school musical to perform, Shrek the Musical! (more...)
BWW Interview: Paloma Garcia-Lee Talks WEST SIDE STORY CastingBWW Interview: Paloma Garcia-Lee Talks WEST SIDE STORY Casting
by Kaitlin Milligan - April 17, 2019

Yesterday, additional casting was announced for the highly anticipated film adaptation of West Side Story from director Steven Spielberg. Paloma Grace-Lee was cast as Graziella, the girlfriend of the Jets' member Riff, who will be played by Dear Evan Hansen's Mike Faist. (more...)
WEST SIDE STORY Casts Mike Faist as Riff; 40 Sharks and Jets Members Also CastWEST SIDE STORY Casts Mike Faist as Riff; 40 Sharks and Jets Members Also Cast
by TV News Desk - April 16, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen's Mike Faist has been cast as Riff of the Jets  in Fox's Steven Spielberg West Side Story film, according to Deadline. Puerto Rican singer and dancer Ana Isabelle will play Rosalia, a shark who works with Maria and Dance Moms' Maddie Ziegler has been cast as part of the Jets. They have also cast  over 40 performers set as Sharks and Jets! (more...)
Brian d'Arcy James and Corey Stoll Join Cast of WEST SIDE STORY FilmBrian d'Arcy James and Corey Stoll Join Cast of WEST SIDE STORY Film
by TV News Desk - March 19, 2019

Brian d'Arcy James and Corey Stoll have been cast in Fox's Steven Spielberg West Side Story film, according to Deadline. (more...)
VIDEO: Rita Moreno Reveals the Most Important Part About the WEST SIDE STORY Film RebootVIDEO: Rita Moreno Reveals the Most Important Part About the WEST SIDE STORY Film Reboot
by Stage Tube - March 8, 2019

Last night, Rita Moreno joined her 'One Day at a Time' costar Justina Machado and creator Gloria Calderon on the 'Busy Tonight' couch. During the interview, Moreno talks playing Lydia on the Netflix remake of the hit '70s show and she even divulges some information about the upcoming reboot of 'West Side Story'! (more...)
TV: Watch WEST SIDE STORY Newbie Rachel Zegler Perform as Maria!TV: Watch WEST SIDE STORY Newbie Rachel Zegler Perform as Maria!
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld announced Monday new casting for Steven Spielberg's adaption of West Side Story including newcomer Rachel Zegler as Maria. BroadwayWorld was able to find footage of Zegler performing one of the show's most memorable songs. (more...)
VIDEO: Meet WEST SIDE STORY Newcomer Rachel ZeglerVIDEO: Meet WEST SIDE STORY Newcomer Rachel Zegler
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2019

The upcoming remake of WEST SIDE STORY directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner has announced additional casting according to Deadline. Ariana DeBose will star as Anita, Tony Award Winner David Alvarez as Bernardo, and Josh Andres Rivera has been cast as Chino. (more...)
Breaking: David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose and More Join Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORYBreaking: David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose and More Join Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2019

The upcoming remake of WEST SIDE STORY directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner has announced additional casting according to Deadline. Ariana DeBose will star as Anita, Tony Award Winner David Alvarez as Bernardo, and Josh Andres Rivera has been cast as Chino. (more...)
Rita Moreno Will Return to WEST SIDE STORY for Steven Spielberg RebootRita Moreno Will Return to WEST SIDE STORY for Steven Spielberg Reboot
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2018

Rita Moreno, who famously played Anita in the original 1962 film version of West Side Story, will return for Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation. Moreno will play Valentina, a reconceived version of Doc. She will also serve as an Executive Producer. (more...)
Tony Kushner Reveals Exciting New Details On Steven Spielberg Remake of WEST SIDE STORYTony Kushner Reveals Exciting New Details On Steven Spielberg Remake of WEST SIDE STORY
by Alexa Criscitiello - October 23, 2018

This week at an event honoring playwright, Tony Kushner, the Angels in America author who is penning the screenplay to Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story dropped some major details on the project, (more...)
VIDEO: Something's Coming for Ansel Elgort! Meet WEST SIDE STORY's New StarVIDEO: Something's Coming for Ansel Elgort! Meet WEST SIDE STORY's New Star
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, film star Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault In Our Stars) has been cast in the leading role of Tony in Steven Spielberg's upcoming remake of the movie musical West Side Story. Elgort will be stepping into the iconic role originated by Larry Kert on Broadway and embodied by Richard Beymer in the classic film. (more...)
Te Adoro, Anton! Ansel Elgort to Play Tony in Steven Spielberg WEST SIDE STORYTe Adoro, Anton! Ansel Elgort to Play Tony in Steven Spielberg WEST SIDE STORY
by Alexa Criscitiello - October 1, 2018

Something's coming! It has been revealed that film star Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault In Our Stars) has been cast in the leading role of Tony in Steven Spielberg's upcoming remake of the movie musical West Side Story. (more...)
Rialto Chatter: Is Former Fifth Harmony Star Camila Cabello the WEST SIDE STORY Movie's Maria?Rialto Chatter: Is Former Fifth Harmony Star Camila Cabello the WEST SIDE STORY Movie's Maria?
by Matt Tamanini - August 7, 2018

Ever since it was announced that iconic director Stephen Spielberg would be helming a remake of the musical classic WEST SIDE STORY, speculation has run rampant attempting to dreamcast the star-crossed lovers at the center of the story. In March, Tony winner Ben Platt shared his audition video to play Tony, and now a New York radio host is reporting that former star of pop group Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello will soon officially be announced for the role of Maria.  (more...)
Steven Spielberg Moves Forward with WEST SIDE STORY Remake After Pushing Back INDIANA JONES 5 Release DateSteven Spielberg Moves Forward with WEST SIDE STORY Remake After Pushing Back INDIANA JONES 5 Release Date
by TV News Desk - July 12, 2018

Disney has pushed the Steven Spielberg-directed Indiana Jones 5 to July 9, 2021 now that Spielberg's other project, a West Side Story reboot, is in pre-production, Deadline has reported. (more...)
Steven Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY Remake Will Hold NYC & Orlando Open CallsSteven Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY Remake Will Hold NYC & Orlando Open Calls
by Movies News Desk - April 10, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Steven Spielberg's remake of WEST SIDE STORY is one of his next projects, and a casting notice that went out today confirms those rumors. Casting director Cindy Tolan is seeking actors to play the musical's four leading roles: Maria, Tony, Bernardo and Anita. All four actors must be able to sing, and Maria, Anita and Bernardo must be able to speak Spanish. (more...)