Steven Spielberg’s first musical drama ‘West Side Story‘ is now streaming on Disney Plus and HBO Max. The film will launch in Taiwan on March 9 and Japan on March 30. Spielberg’s “West Side Story” earned 7 Academy Awards nominations, including for best picture, best director, and best-supporting actress (Ariana DeBose).
‘West Side Story’ tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love set in New York City during the ’50s. The musical’s drama stars Ansel Elgort (Tony), Ariana DeBose (Anita), David Alvarez (Bernardo), Mike Faist (Riff), Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank), Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino), and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works), and introduces Rachel Zegler (Maria.) Moreno, directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Tony Kushner adapted from the original musical by Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim.
“West Side Story” at home starting March 2 on Disney Plus and HBO Max. All subscribers to Disney Plus and HBO Max will be able to stream the movie at no additional cost. Disney Plus is $8 a month for ad-free access to the service’s entire streaming library. Members can also download programs to watch offline, and the platform supports up to 4K quality streaming for select titles.