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West Side Story

Original title
West Side Story
Year
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tony Kushner (Book: Arthur Laurents. wmusical: Jerome Robbins)
Music
David Newman
Cast
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Producer
Amblin Entertainment / 20th Century Studios. Distributed by 20th Century Studios
Genre
Musical. Romance. Drama | Remake
Synopsis / Plot
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Broadway musical “West Side Story.”

Pulitzer prize winner and Oscar nominee Tony Kushner penned the revival of the 1957 musical, which was originally written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard Bernstein. Spielberg, Kevin McCollum and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce the movie for Fox. Filming for “West Side Story” is set to begin in the summer of 2019.

The original 1957 Broadway musical earned six Tony nods. “West Side Story” was inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and centers on the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs. That adaptation was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including best picture.
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