Steven Spielberg’s award-winning, critically acclaimed film, West Side Story, is to debut on Disney+ in the U.S. and most international countries on March 2nd. Taiwan will debut the picture on March 9th and Japan on March 30th.
The one-hour-long ABC special Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20 is also available to stream on Disney+ now.
The film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose) and 11 Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno.) West Side Story is the winner of three Golden Globes, Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy; Best Actress, Musical or Comedy (Rachel Zegler), and Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose.)
Spielberg himself received a nomination for the DGA and PGA Awards, alongside Kristie Macosko Krieger. Also nominated for a WGA Awards was Tony Kushner and a SAG Award (Ariana DeBose for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role.) The film was named one of the year’s Top films by the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review who voted Rachel Zegler Best Actress of the Year.
Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg and a screenplay from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story, tells the classic tale of rivalries and young love in New York in 1957. This reimagining of the beloved musical story stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); with Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works); and introducing Rachel Zegler (Maria). Moreno – one of only three artists to be honored with Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Peabody Awards – also serves as one of the film’s executive producers.