A triumph on every level, this magnificent achievement set a standard for modern movie musicals that remains unsurpassed to this day. Featuring an unforgettable score ("Maria," "America," "Somewhere," "Tonight") and groundbreaking choreography, the film sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against the backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris, West Side Story is a stunning piece of visual entertainment and the best film musical ever made!
West Side Story won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.
POW! The Dances of West Side Story: Cast members and contemporary filmmakers, dancers and choreographers analyze and illuminate the film's famous dance sequences in this interactive piece
The Songs of West Side Story: Commentary by Stephen Sondheim
A Place For Us: West Side Story's Legacy
West Side Memories
Storyboard to Film Comparison Montage