If you’re a jet, from your first teaser trailer to your December release day, you’re a jet!
Your first look at scenes from Steven Spielberg’s new adaptation of the musical « West Side Story » came during the Oscars on Sunday evening 2021. It suggested a true to original remake of Leonard Bernstein’s and Stephen Sondheim’s musical from 1957.
A nice touch was that the original screen Anita – actress Rita Moreno, now 89 – over the legendary song « Somewhere » the action sang.
We see Ansel Elgort’s Tony spot Rachel Zegler’s Maria during the « Dance at the Gym »; The sharks collide with the jets in alleys and parking lots. and spirited teenagers dance through the streets of the Manhattan neighborhood that is now Lincoln Center.
The Broadway show notoriously lost the Best Musical Tony Award to « The Music Man, » but the Oscars loved and awarded Robert Wise’s film she was named « Best Picture » in 1962.
A less traditional version of the musical, directed by Ivo van Hove, opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theater last year.
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