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The Battle Over West Side Story

60 years later, West Side Story is back, this time directed by Stephen Speilberg with new lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a new book by Tony Kushner and Executive Produced by and starring Rita Moreno in a new role as the motherly Valentina.

The remake is being celebrated for its more positive portrayal of minorities, but some folks are still stung by the racist legacy of the original work and would rather see new films created for and by Puerto Rican people.

Today we take a look at Stephen Speilberg’s remake of West Side Story, what changes they made, why the box office numbers are low and why you will love it!

Posted in: Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2997 – Hot News: Remembering Stephen Sondheim

More intense than a fight between white and Puerto Rican street gangs who just happen to have 5 years of ballet, jazz and modern under their dance belts, it’s Feast of Fun!

Today- we remember the legendary Broadway titan Stephen Sondheim, best known for musicals like: West Side Story, Company, Sweeney Todd and Madonna’s Dick Tracy movie. Sondheim passed away this weekend, at the age of 91.

Posted in: Podcast 2 months ago 0