Tony Kushner on Tackling ‘West Side Story’ With Spielberg: “We Knew We Were Going Into a Complicated Situation”

Tony Kushner on Tackling ‘West Side Story’ With Spielberg: “We Knew We Were Going Into a Complicated Situation”
Stephen Sondheim, who died Nov. 26 at 91, leaves us with a parting gift in the form of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, out Dec. 10. Sondheim wrote the lyrics for the landmark 1957 Broadway musical, which remain mostly untouched in the new adaptation, according to screenwriter Tony Kushner, a frequent Spielberg collaborator (Munich, Lincoln) who was tasked with updating West Side Story to contemporary sensibilities. Kushner, 65, spoke to THR two days before Sondheim’s passing about re-envisioning the classic musical — and why he anticipates Story will avoid the kinds of criticism leveled at In the Heights.

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