The movie that turned gang violence into an Academy Award-winning song-and-dance extravaganza, "West Side Story," will return to select theaters nationwide June 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The 1961 blockbuster, based on the 1957 Broadway musical, stars Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as Maria and Tony, the ill-fated lovers in a New York City drama inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, with music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, "West Side Story" dominated the 1961 Academy Awards. It received 11 nominations and won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno) and Best Supporting Actor (George Chakiris).
The hit soundtrack features memorable songs like "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."
The special screening, a follow-up to one that happened this weekend, is part of Turner Classic Movies' ongoing Big Screen Classics series, presented in conjunction with Fathom Events.
By Kevin Haynes |