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West Side Story | At the Movies

West Side Story gets a do-over by director Steven Spielberg, with a new screenplay by Tony Kushner. The songs by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim sound better than ever with this updated visual masterpiece. There’s a cast of young actors plus the legendary Rita Moreno, an Oscar winner from the original film, who is back in a new role that may earn her another statue. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the musical drama.

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(Original air-date: 12/20/21)

Paul Willistein is Editor of the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section, a position he has held for 10 years. He has received more than one dozen Keystone state journalism awards and an Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Award. He reviews movies and theater and writes features stories about arts and entertainment, news stories about municipal and school topics and takes photographs for Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.
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