SOMETHING'S COMING, SOMETHING GOOD….. but not TONIGHT. We're talking about another year. Due to the ongoing and disastrous COVID-19 pandemic which has continued to effect everything within our entertainment community, we are sad to share with all of you that Steven Speilberg's highly anticipated movie musical remake of West Side Story has pushed it's release for another year.
Originally set to be released on December 8th, 2020, the new film remake of this timeless musical is now set to be released in Movie Theaters nationwide on December 10th, 2021.
This new film version of WEST SIDE STORY is directed by Steven Speilberg and will be released from 20th Century Studios. In case anyone may not know or remember, the musical is a modern-day retelling of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Set in New York City's upper West Side in the 1950's, it tells the classic tale of a boy and a girl (from two rival neighborhood gangs) who fall into a forbidden love that will change their lives forever. Notable songs include THE JET SONG, SOMETHING'S COMING, DANCE IN THE GYM, TONIGHT, AMERICA, COOL. I FEEL PRETTY, A BOY LIKE THAT, and more.
The cast was led by….
Golden Globe nominee Ansel Elgort as "Tony",
newcomer Rachel Zegler as "Maria",
Tony nominee Ariana DeBose as "Anita",
Tony winner David Alvarez as "Bernardo",
Tony nominee Mike Faist as "Riff",
Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll as "Lieutenant Schrank",
Tony nominee Brian D’Arcy James as "Officer Krupke",
a cameo appearance by the legendary Rita Moreno as "Valentina",
In addition, New York Broadway Tours very own Michael has a cameo appearance in the film. You might see him in one of the most notable scenes in the entire musical.
Along with the new film, the current abridged Broadway revival of West Side Story is expecting to return in 2021 when all of Live Theater resumes performances. No official date has been confirmed yet.
Remember, SAFETY FIRST!!
Who is anxiously excited for the new WEST SIDE STORY film?
The movie will now hit theaters in December 2021.
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