West Side Story Film

WEST SIDE STORY In Concert Announced At The Hollywood Bowl
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced West Side Story (2021) In Concert as new repertoire for The Music of Leonard Bernstein for the Hollywood Bowl 2022 summer season. Find out how to get tickets for the July dates.

VIDEO: Paul Tazewell Talks WEST SIDE STORY Costumes on TODAY
by Michael Major - March 24, 2022

Paul Tazewell appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss his Oscar-nominated costumes for West Side Story. Tazewell discussed the role that costumes played in the film, working with Steven Spielberg on staying true to the costumes from the original film, and more. Watch the new interview now!

Rachel Zegler Invited to Present at the Oscars
by Michael Major - March 22, 2022

Rachel Zegler has been invited to present at the Oscars. The 20-year-old is currently in London filming Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Snow White. Efforts are currently being made to rearrange the film's production schedule will be rearranged so Zegler can attend the ceremony. West Side Story is nominated for seven awards.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Accepts Critics Choice Award For WEST SIDE STORY
by Stephi Wild - March 14, 2022

Last night, the Critics Choice Awards were held, celebrating the best in Television and Film. Ariana DeBose took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the recent film adaptation of West Side Story.

Ariana DeBose, WEST SIDE STORY, and More Take Home Critics Choice Awards; Full List of Winners!
by Stephi Wild - March 14, 2022

Ariana DeBose took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the recent film adaptation of West Side Story. The film also won in the Best Film Editing category.

VIDEO: Watch Ariana DeBose Perform 'America' in New WEST SIDE STORY Music Video
by Michael Major - March 2, 2022

Disney has released a new music video of Academy Award-nominee Ariana DeBose perform 'America' as Anita in Steven Spielberg's award-winning, critically-acclaimed 'West Side Story'. The film also stars Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, David Alvarez, and more.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Accepts Her SAG Award For WEST SIDE STORY
by Stephi Wild - February 28, 2022

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night, Sunday, Feb. 27 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and aired on TNT and TBS. Among the winners for the evening were Broadway's own Ariana DeBose, who took home the award for Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture for her performance as Anita in West Side Story.

Steven Spielberg Wanted to Cut 'I Feel Pretty' from WEST SIDE STORY
by A.A. Cristi - February 24, 2022

This week acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter, Tony Kushner, were on hand at Manhattan's DGA Theatre for a special screening of their film remake of West Side Story. See what they had to say!

WEST SIDE STORY Sets DVD, Blu-Ray & Digital Release
by Michael Major - February 22, 2022

The release's bonus features will include all-new footage of director Steven Spielberg at work in documentary filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau’s revealing “The Stories of West Side Story.' The features will go behind the making of the musical numbers in the film. A tribute to Stephen Sondheim will also be included.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Discusses WEST SIDE STORY Oscar Nomination on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - February 21, 2022

Ariana DeBose appeared on The View this morning to discuss her Oscar-nominated performance in West Side Story. DeBose also discusses the advice she received from Rita Moreno, hosting Saturday Night Live, and where she was when she found out she was nominated for an Oscar. Watch the new interview now!

'Expanded' WEST SIDE STORY in Philippine Cinemas, Feb. 16
by Oliver Oliveros - February 14, 2022

On Valentine’s week, Steven Spielberg’s first full-length musical film, 'West Side Story,' which recently been nominated for seven Oscar Awards, including this year’s 'Best Picture,' finally screens in Philippine cinemas starting February 16.

WEST SIDE STORY Sets Disney+ Streaming Date
by Michael Major - February 9, 2022

Steven Spielberg’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed “West Side Story,” has announced that it will be coming to Disney+. In addition, the ABC one-hour special “Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20’” is available to stream on Disney+ now. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, and more.

WEST SIDE STORY Soundtrack Released on 2-LP Vinyl
by Michael Major - February 4, 2022

West Side Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2-LP vinyl has been released in three formats, including 2-LP set, black vinyl; a 2-LP set Walmart Exclusive, blue vinyl; and 2-LP set Target Exclusive, red vinyl and poster. Purchase the new vinyl variants now!

VIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Sings 'America' in Scoring Session Featurette
by Michael Major - February 1, 2022

A new West Side Story featurette has revealed a look inside a scoring session for the film, featuring Ariana DeBose and the cast of the film singing 'America.' The the new video also features appearances from Rita Moreno, Steven Spielberg, Rachel Zegler, David Alvarez, and more. Watch the new featurette now!

VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 20, 2022

A Costume Featurette from Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning costume designer, Paul Tazewell, has been released.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks Going from Broadway to WEST SIDE STORY on THE DAILY SHOW
by Michael Major - January 20, 2022

Ariana DeBose sat down with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show to discuss her role as Anita in “West Side Story,” the many ways she relates to the character, and what it was like working with Steven Spielberg and Rita Moreno, the first Latina to win an Oscar in the original film.

Read the Full Screenplay For WEST SIDE STORY
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - January 19, 2022

Just last month, director Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story arrived in theaters. The film features a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner and tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. Now, Deadline has gotten the full screenplay for the film, and you can read it now!

VIDEO: Tony Kushner Talks WEST SIDE STORY, Working With Steven Spielberg, and More
by Stephi Wild - January 12, 2022

Tony Kushner recently chatted with Gold Derby editor Christopher Rosen about the film adaptation of West Side Story in an all new interview.

by Stephi Wild - December 29, 2021

Brian d’Arcy James appeared as a guest on Good Morning America yesterday, Tuesday December 28. In the interview, the Broadway veteran talked about starring in West Side Story and on his upcoming projects.

VIDEO: Steven Spielberg & Janusz Kamiński Discuss WEST SIDE STORY Cinematography
by Michael Major - December 28, 2021

Steven Spielberg and Janusz Kamiński go behind the scenes of West Side Story, discussing the film's award-winning cinematography. West Side Story recently won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography. The video features behind-the-scenes looks at 'America,' 'The Rumble,' 'Maria,' and 'Tonight.'

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks Audra McDonald & WEST SIDE STORY on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Michael Major - December 20, 2021

Ariana DeBose appeared on the Late Late Show With James Corden to discuss her Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award-nominated performance in West Side Story. In the interview, DeBose discusses Audra McDonald stopping her in the airport after finding out about her award nominations. Watch the segment, also featuring RuPaul, now!

VIDEO: Steven Spielberg Talks Mike Faist as Riff In WEST SIDE STORY
by Michael Major - December 13, 2021

Steven Spielberg spoke on casting Mike First as Riff in this new adaption of West Side Story in the new 'Steven on Mike' featurette. The film also stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, Brian D'Arcy James, and more.

WEST SIDE STORY Grosses $10 Million on First Weekend
by Michael Major - December 13, 2021

West Side Story played in 2,820 theaters, with it's numbers making it the highest grossing film at the box office this weekend. The new musical film falls short of In the Heights' $11.5 million debut but exceeds Dear Evan Hansen's $7.4 million. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, and more.

VIDEO: Watch the 'Celebrate Tonight' WEST SIDE STORY Teaser
by Michael Major - December 10, 2021

A new teaser for West Side Story has been released! The 'Celebrate Tonight' trailer features new footage of Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, Josh Andrés Rivera, and David Alvarez in the new film. Watch the new teaser now!

WEST SIDE STORY Grosses $800K In Thursday Night Previews
by Michael Major - December 10, 2021

Steven Spielberg's West Side Story grossed $800K as it was shown in 2,820 movie theaters in the U.S. for Thursday night previews. Industry projections for the film's first weekend are between $12 million and $17 million. The numbers matched the Dear Evan Hansen film's Thursday night preview numbers.

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