• ‘West Side Story' Finds Its Rhythm on Location in New Jersey

    1 month ago - By Variety

    Kristie Macosko Krieger, one of the producers for Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story,” says there was no way they could have pulled off shooting the 20th Century Studios remake without the aesthetic backdrop and financial incentives that the state of New Jersey provided. “We looked all around, and Paterson, N.J. gave a grit and an...
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  • Ariana DeBose on the joy and pain of playing Anita in ‘West Side Story'

    Ariana DeBose on the joy and pain of playing Anita in ‘West Side Story'

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    What makes Anita of “West Side Story” so iconic? “She's a beacon of self-respect and agency. She speaks her mind. Those kinds of characters were typically described as ‘difficult women,'” says Ariana DeBose. You get the sense that playing the part came somewhat easily for her. “It wasn't a stretch,” says the actress, flashing the...
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