The West Side Story concert will play at the Hollywood Bowl

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West Side Story The concert will play at the Hollywood Bowl

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic while the 2021 West Side Story movie is shown.

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Rachel Zegler in West Side Story

The 2021 movie of West Side Story comes to the Hollywood Bowl.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will present a concert version of the Oscar-winning film as part of The music of Leonardo Bernstein at the Hollywood Bowl. Los Angeles Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel will bring the score to life alongside the Philharmonic on July 12 and 14 at 8 p.m.

Dudamel – who directed the score for the 2021 adaptation – will lead a performance of the beloved musical from Arthur Laurents, Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins while the 2021 film plays on the big screens at the Bowl .

Directed by Steven Spielberg, with an adjusted screenplay by Pulitzer and Tony winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story features Ansel Elgort as Tony, Golden Globe winner Rachel Zegler as Maria, Oscar winner Ariana DeBose as Anita and David Alvarez as Bernardo.

The film also stars Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino, Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke, Corey Stoll as Lt. Schrank, and the EGOT winner and star of the film. 1961 original Rita Moreno as the newly minted role of Valentina (a take on the role of Doc).

Rounding out the cast are Dear Evan Hansen Tony-nominated Mike Faist, alongside Broadway alumni Iris Menas, Paloma Garcia-Lee, David and Jacob Guzman, Ricky Ubeda, Ben Cook, Sara Esty, Garett Hawe, Talia Ryder, Tanairi Vazquez, Eloise Kropp, Kevin Csolak and Jess LeProtto.

Additional concerts featuring Dudamel and the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl include The Valkyries July 17, Dudamel and Paris Opera Ballet July 20-21, Beethoven fifths July 26 and Carmina Burana July 28.



Watch the New York premiere of the film adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story

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