West Side Story Hosts Gala Style New York Premiere Ahead of Ticket Pre-Sales

Steven Spielberg went all out for the worldwide premiere of his upcoming movie West Aspect Story together with the revealing of some new posters.

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There are few names in Hollywood which are fairly as bankable as Steven Spielberg and the legendary director is getting ready for one more potential cinema basic along with his remake of the timeless American musical, West Aspect Story. Academy Award nominations are possible abound for the movie and the manufacturing spared now expense launching a glamorous world premiere in New York.

The complete forged was in attendance at Jazz at Lincoln Heart’s Rose Theater for the gala occasion, with Rachel Zegler, who performs the movie’s feminine lead, Maria, remarking the importance of the event after the movie like so many others suffered setbacks and restrictions because of the Covid pandemic. Spielberg himself echoed the sentiment including:

“It’s simply completely unimaginable. The power is palpable on this room tonight. There was such an anticipation from all of us—the entire firm of actors, musicians, filmmakers, writers and choreographers. We’ve been ready for this night time.”

The manufacturing group additionally took the chance to unveil some model new posters to advertise the launch of ticket pre-sales. Launched along with IMAX and Dolby the posters are evocative of the unique 1961 function and likewise add a way of scale to the image past the sometimes intimate posters that had been launched prior. With out dropping the point of interest of Maria and Tony’s romance however framing the pair with violent imagery that gives a backdrop to the narrative.


Steven Spielberg’s imaginative and prescient of West Aspect Story really attracts a lot nearer to the unique 1957 Broadway musical somewhat than the 1961 movie model tailored for display by Ernest Lehman. The story is actually a then-modern day retelling of William Shakespeare’s best-known work Romeo and Juliet. Set in a multiracial blue-collar American neighbourhood, the star-crossed lovers belong to rival road gangs the Jets and the Sharks.

The gangs are basically divided alongside racial traces with the Puerto Rican Sharks and the white American Jets. It makes for a really politically charged backdrop that ought to sadly stay simply as related in 2021 American because it did again within the 50s’. The narrative has been modernised a little bit to make it extra topical however it is going to largely be a trustworthy recreation of the unique narrative.

The movie sadly took on one other poignant undertone when the unique composer Stephen Sondheim handed away simply days earlier than the movie’s premiere. A number of the forged in attendance additionally paid tribute to the Broadway legend together with Brian D’arcy James who performs Officer Krupke saying:

“It is rather unhappy that he [Sondheim] can’t be right here tonight, however the excellent news is that his work will lengthy, lengthy, lengthy final and might be an inspiration for therefore many. It definitely is for me.”

Steven Spielberg has had nice success up to now adapting Broadway musicals to the massive display with 2011’s Struggle Horse that was nominated for six Academy Awards together with greatest image. If the early essential response is something to go by West Aspect Story may play even higher through the awards season. The movie is scheduled for a large cinema launch on December tenth.

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