Re: West Side Story is here!

K Ruffing

Okay, I'll go to see the remake, but nothing will ever quite match the production of West Side Story that I saw on a Budapest operetta stage in 2004. A cast of Magyars playing Puerto Ricans in 1950s New York and singing songs penned by a Jewish American composer was a cultural experience to remember.

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Long awaited, receiving lots of Oscar buzz, earning a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and four stars from the Washington Post, it looks like "West Side Story"(PG-13) is not to be missed. Ticket sales are already impressive. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, “West Side Story” tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. An adaptation of the beloved 1957 musical, the film explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.  "'West Side Story' is an urgent, utterly beautiful revival."  - Ann Hornaday

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