Trailer Released for West Side Story

The first trailer for West Side Story was released tonight during the Oscars. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this is a story of love amongst rivals in New York City in 1957. This classic Broadway musical is making its way to the big screen once again. Along with a trailer, 20th Century Studios also released a poster. Check out the trailer and poster below!

West Side Story Description


Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, “West Side Story” tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works). Moreno – one of only three artists to be honored with Academy®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, Tony® and Peabody Awards – also serves as one of the film’s executive producers.

Bringing together the best of both Broadway and Hollywood, the film’s creative team includes Kushner, who also serves as an executive producer; Tony Award® winner Justin Peck, who choreographed the musical numbers in the film; renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor and GRAMMY Award® winner Gustavo Dudamel, who helmed the recording of the iconic score; Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (“Anastasia”), who arranged the score; Tony Award®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (“Fun Home,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie”), who supervised the cast on vocals; and Grammy®-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Chicago”), who served as executive music producer for the film. The film is produced by Spielberg, Academy Award®-nominated producer Kristie Macosko Krieger and Tony Award®-winning producer Kevin McCollum. “West Side Story” has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway show, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins. 

From 20th Century Studios, The Walt Disney Company will release “West Side Story” in U.S. theaters on December 10, 2021.

West Side Story Poster

What do you think of this trailer for West Side Story? Are you excited to see it in theaters? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below! West Side Story will be in theators on December 10, 2021!

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  1. When I first learned “West Side Story” was going to be remade (by Steven Spielberg, no less), I was skeptical. Having seen the original film well over 100 times and countless stage productions, I qualify as being obsessed with Bernstein’s masterpiece. As a rule, I tend to avoid remakes and sequels because, quite often, they pale in comparison to the originals. However, I was awestruck after viewing the trailer. Could it be, yes it could. Something’s coming, something good. It’ll be great…

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