Album artwork for West Side Story (Original Soundtrack) (2021) by Various Artists

In an upcoming adaptation by 20th Century Fox, West Side Story will represent Steven Spielberg’s first musical project. The original West Side Story score will be adapted for the new film by David Newman, who also wrote the scores to Ice Age, Matilda and Anastasia, the latter of which won him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.

Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sondheim’s original musical was first adapted for the big screen in 1961, just four years after it first hit Broadway. It’s now receiving its long-anticipated second outing.

Composer David Newman arranged and adapted Bernstein's original score for the film. Gustavo Dudamel conducted the New York Philharmonic during the film's recording sessions in 2019, with additional recording by the Los Angeles Philharmonic done the following year. Jeanine Tesori served as vocal coach, while frequent Spielberg collaborator John Williams served as music consultant.

Various Artists

West Side Story (Original Soundtrack) (2021)

Hollywood
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Album artwork for West Side Story (Original Soundtrack) (2021) by Various Artists
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$14.99

Released 12/10/2021Catalogue Number

HWDD003694602.2

Various Artists

West Side Story (Original Soundtrack) (2021)

Hollywood
Album artwork for Album artwork for West Side Story (Original Soundtrack) (2021) by Various Artists by West Side Story (Original Soundtrack) (2021) - Various Artists
Album artwork for West Side Story (Original Soundtrack) (2021) by Various Artists
CD

$14.99

Released 12/10/2021Catalogue Number

HWDD003694602.2

In an upcoming adaptation by 20th Century Fox, West Side Story will represent Steven Spielberg’s first musical project. The original West Side Story score will be adapted for the new film by David Newman, who also wrote the scores to Ice Age, Matilda and Anastasia, the latter of which won him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.

Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sondheim’s original musical was first adapted for the big screen in 1961, just four years after it first hit Broadway. It’s now receiving its long-anticipated second outing.

Composer David Newman arranged and adapted Bernstein's original score for the film. Gustavo Dudamel conducted the New York Philharmonic during the film's recording sessions in 2019, with additional recording by the Los Angeles Philharmonic done the following year. Jeanine Tesori served as vocal coach, while frequent Spielberg collaborator John Williams served as music consultant.