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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
“There’s so much beauty in this West Side Story. It merges things that have truly shaped pop culture from the graceful precision of Spielberg—who has always had a musical director’s eye in terms of how he choreographs his scenes—to the masterful songwriting of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein to the brilliant writing of Tony Kushner to the immigrant experience in this country. It grabs you from the very beginning and takes you there. Somehow, someday, somewhere.”— Brian Tallerico
Sun April 24, 2:00 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium
United States of America; 2021; in English, Spanish; 157 min • official site
Director: Steven Spielberg, Writer: Tony Kushner, Musical: Stephen Sondheim, Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim, Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez