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“The Only Musical I Could Ever Contemplate Reimagining”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Steven Spielberg and the ‘West Side Story’ Team

Steven Spielberg is known for his ambitious film endeavors, and with 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story, he may have completed his most audacious project to date: successfully reimagining a best picture winner and one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time. THR’s Scott Feinberg moderated a conversation between Spielberg, producer Kristie Macosko […]

Tony Kushner on Tackling ‘West Side Story’ With Spielberg: “We Knew We Were Going Into a Complicated Situation”

Stephen Sondheim, who died Nov. 26 at 91, leaves us with a parting gift in the form of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, out Dec. 10. Sondheim wrote the lyrics for the landmark 1957 Broadway musical, which remain mostly untouched in the new adaptation, according to screenwriter Tony Kushner, a frequent Spielberg collaborator (Munich, Lincoln) […]

Analysis: Oscar Race Comes Into Focus as Last Unseen Contenders, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Nightmare Alley,’ Finally Screen

The race to the 94th Oscars came into much clearer focus this week with the unveiling of the last two Oscar hopefuls that had yet to screen for pundits: Disney’s West Side Story on Monday — right on the heels of Stephen Sondheim’s passing on Friday — and Disney subsidiary Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley on Wednesday. West […]

Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’: Film Review

The 1957 musical masterwork is sumptuously reimagined, with Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as the young lovers torn apart by a climate of hate and intolerance.

‘West Side Story’ Team on Bringing Contemporary Authenticity to the Timeless Romance

When audiences finally see West Side Story, one of director Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited passion projects, the cast and production team promise to deliver more than everything already beloved about the classic musical romance. “This doesn’t steer too far away from what we love and hold dear to West Side Story, but it is changing certain […]

‘Caroline, or Change’: Theater Review

Sharon D Clarke brings her Olivier Award-winning performance to Broadway, playing a struggling Black maid in early-'60s Louisiana in Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s chamber musical.

Chloe East, Oakes Fegley, Isabelle Kusman Board Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Childhood Drama

Chloe East, Oakes Fegley and Isabelle Kusman have joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s untitled film based loosely on his childhood. The three young actors will play high school classmates of the young, aspiring filmmaker at the center of the story. East currently stars on the HBO Max series Generation and most recently wrapped production […]

Broadway’s ‘Birthday Candles’ and ‘Caroline, or Change’ Bumped to Fall

The new Noah Haidle play, starring Debra Messing and Andre Braugher, and the revival of the Jeanine Tesori-Tony Kushner musical led by Olivier Award winner Sharon D. Clarke, both were originally set for the spring.

‘The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call’: Theater Review

Lesley Manville plays the billionairess out for revenge in Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s dark parable 'The Visit,' with Hugo Weaving as the old lover who wishes he wasn't.

Ron Leibman, Actor in ‘Angels in America,’ ‘Where’s Poppa?’ and ‘Friends,’ Dies at 82

Ron Leibman, the dependable actor known for his Tony Award-winning performance in 'Angels in America: Millennium Approaches' and for his turns in such films as 'Where's Poppa?,' 'Slaughterhouse-Five' and 'Norma Rae,' has died. He was 82.

‘A Bright Room Called Day’: Theater Review

Oskar Eustis directs the first major NYC revival of 'A Bright Room Called Day,' the 1985 debut from Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Angels in America' author Tony Kushner, in a revised version featuring a stand-in for the playwright commenting on the action.

Roundabout Theatre Company Sets ‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘A Soldier’s Play’

The Roundabout Theatre Company on Monday announced their final two Broadway productions for the current season: 'A Soldier's Play,' bowing Jan. 21 at American Airlines Theatre and 'Caroline, or Change,' opening April 7 at Studio 54.