‘Spielberg’s finest in 20 years’: that’s the consensus on his first foray into musicals

The director has reimagined ‘West Side Story’ and cast it’s original star, Rita Moreno, who is now 89

07 December 2021 - 20:49 By Jill Serjeant

Steven Spielberg has been remaking classic musical West Side Story in his head for decades, but says finally taking it on was his riskiest challenge in a career that has spanned 50 years.

Half a century after the musical written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim won 10 Oscars, Spielberg has reimagined the love story set among rival street gangs for a new generation, but with the reverence of a true fan...

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