West Side Story Soundtracks Release Date Announced

West Side Story Soundtracks

The soundtrack for West Side Story will be released on December 10.

In addition to the songs from the film, it will also feature “re-imagined” pop covers of the songs, including “Another Day in America” by Kali Uchis and Ozuna. West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. … The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg.

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Tony Kushner, whose works include Angels in America, Lincoln, and Fences, wrote the script for West Side Story in 2021. Many of the show’s popular songs will be used in the musical, including “America,” “Maria,” “One Hand, One Heart,” and others. Valentina will be played by Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the first film production of West Side Story in 1961. Valentina is a new character that is based on the classic character Doc, the owner of the business where Tony works.

West Side Story stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, and Mike Faist and hits theaters in December 10.

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SOURCE: FILM UPDATES

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