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West Side Story

Opens December 18, 2020

Actors renowned in theater and film, those new to the silver screen, and a host of talented singers and dancers will join Steven Spielberg and his crew in bringing a new adaptation of the original, beloved stage musical West Side Story to the cinema for a December 18, 2020 release.

The cast includes Rachel Zegler (Maria), Ansel Elgort (Tony), Ariana DeBose (Anita), David Alvarez (Bernardo), Mike Faist (Riff), Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank) and Brian d’Arcy James (Sergeant Krupke). Rita Moreno, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film version of West Side Story, will feature as Valentina, a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works.

West Side Story is produced and directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Lincoln). The film has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway musical, which was written by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Tony Award winner Justin Peck will choreograph the musical numbers in the film. Also leading the production are Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum and Academy Award-nominated producer Kristie Macosko Krieger.

The film’s music team includes renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who will helm the recording of Bernstein’s iconic score; Academy Award-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (Anastasia) who will be arranging the score for the new adaptation; Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Broadway’s Fun Home and Thoroughly Modern Millie), who will be working with the cast on vocals; and Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Beauty and the BeastChicago), who will serve as executive music producer for the film.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • RACHEL ZEGLER,
  • ANSEL ELGORT,
  • ARIANA DEBOSE,
  • DAVID ALVAREZ,
  • MIKE FAIST,
  • JOSH ANDRÉS JONES,
  • COREY STOLL,
  • BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES,
  • RITA MORENO
DIRECTOR
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
SCREENWRITER
  • TONY KUSHNER, BASED ON THE STAGE BOOK BY ARTHUR LAURENTS
PRODUCERS
  • KEVIN MCCOLLUM,
  • KRISTIE MACOSKO KRIEGER,
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • JANUSZ KAMINSKI
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • ADAM STOCKHAUSEN
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • PAUL TAZEWELL
SONGS & SCORE
  • ORIGINAL MUSIC BY LEONARD BERNSTEIN, LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM; SCORE ARRANGED BY DAVID NEWMAN AND CONDUCTED BY GUSTAVO DUDAMEL