Rita Shines In New “West Side Story”

Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story” had a public screening last night and the reaction was excellent — and, when you add the continuing emotion in the wake of Sondheim’s death (Sondheim wrote the show’s lyrics) the reaction was overwhelming. My spies say that Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for supporting actress for the first version of the material way back when, is the soul of the remake. Hurray!

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