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See Ansel Elgort & Rachel Zegler as Tony & Maria in 'West Side Story' Movie!

Here’s another look at Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria in the upcoming movie version of West Side Story.

The photo comes from Vanity Fair‘s April 2020 issue, on newsstands March 24.

“This story is not only a product of its time, but that time has returned, and it’s returned with a kind of social fury,” director Steven Spielberg said in the issue. “I really wanted to tell that Puerto Rican, Nuyorican experience of basically the migration to this country and the struggle to make a living, and to have children, and to battle against the obstacles of xenophobia and racial prejudice.”

Be sure to check out more photos from the West Side Story movie if you haven’t already seen!

For more pics, visit VanityFair.com.

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Protestors Gather at 'West Side Story' Opening Night - Find Out Why

The opening night of Ivo Van Hove‘s revival of West Side Story on Broadway on Thursday night (February 20) was not without controversy.

Approximately 100 protestors gathered outside the Broadway theater to demand the removal of cast member Amar Ramasar, who portrays Sharks gang leader Bernardo, and was involved in a #MeToo scandal.

They yelled chants like “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Ramasar has got to go” and “Keep predators off the stage.”

He was involved in a scandal when he was a dancer with the New York City Ballet, when he was accused of sending sexually explicit photos of his girlfriend to another dancer. He was fired in 2018, then reinstated in the company.

“There is zero consideration being given to his potentially being terminated from this workplace,” producers said in a statement last week.

His girlfriend, Alexa Maxwell, also shared her support for the star and said she had forgiven him for sending the photos. However, Alexandra Waterbury, a former student who sued her ex Chase Finlay for sharing photos of her with Amar and others, was at the protest.

“I was furious. It was last Friday and I showed up here and just screamed the entire time. If people aren’t coming specifically because of [Ramasar’s] casting, maybe they will change, because clearly they’re only concerned with money,” she said.

Many stars attended the opening night of West Side Story. Find out who else was there…

Isaac Powell & Shereen Pimentel Celebrate Opening Night of 'West Side Story' on Broadway!

Isaac Powell and Shereen Pimentel are picture perfect while posing for photos at the West Side Story opening night after party on Thursday (February 20) at the IAC Building in New York City.

The young actors are playing the iconic roles of Tony and Maria in the latest revival of the classic musical.

Also stepping out for the after party were actors Amar Ramasar and Dharon E. Jones, who play Bernardo and Riff, respectively.

Shereen is currently pulling double duty as a senior undergraduate soprano student at The Juilliard School and she’s going to class each day before performing in the musical. She graduates in May!

West Side Story, which is directed by visionary director Ivo van Hove, has been one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season.

FYI: Shereen is wearing a Sherry Hill dress and Ruthie Davis shoes.

15+ pictures inside from the opening night after party… More Here! »

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Liev Schreiber Takes His Kids to 'West Side Story' Opening on Broadway!

Liev Schreiber bundles up on the red carpet at the opening night performance of the Broadway musical West Side Story on Thursday (February 20) at the Broadway Theatre in New York City.

The 52-year-old actor was joined at the show by his kids Sasha, 12, and Kai, 11.

More celebs who attended the event included Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, supermodel Iman, Corey Stoll and wife Nadia Bowers, Debi Mazar, Frederick Weller, Chris Cooper, producer Jordan Roth, and Broadway stars Sherie Rene Scott, Andrea Martin, and Kate Baldwin.

Vanessa Hudgens also hit the red carpet and we have a post dedicated to her pics.

The acclaimed new production of West Side Story is now running on Broadway!

30+ pictures inside of celebs on the red carpet… More Here! »

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Vanessa Hudgens Checks Out Broadway's 'West Side Story,' the Show That Changed Her Life

Vanessa Hudgens walks the red carpet at the opening night performance of the West Side Story revival on Thursday (February 20) at the Broadway Theatre in New York City.

The 31-year-old actress, who previously was on Broadway in the musical Gigi, has said that West Side Story changed her life.

“I remember watching Natalie Wood in West Side Story for the first time, and I’m kind of always going to think of her as Maria,” Vanessa told Bustle. “[That movie] kind of changed the course of my life — OK, let’s be real, I was probably only like four years old when I saw it — but if I hadn’t seen that film I don’t know if I would have been as passionate about musical theater as I am today.”

Also in attendance at the opening night was Euphoria actress Storm Reid.

FYI: Vanessa is wearing a Cushnie jumpsuit.

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'West Side Story' Producers Respond to Protests Against Actor Amar Ramasar

Amar Ramasar, who is currently playing the role of Bernardo in Broadway’s West Side Story revival, has been the subject of protests due to sexual harassment allegations that were made against him in 2018. Now, producers are speaking out to explain why he will not be fired from the production

The 38-year-old actor was dismissed from the New York City Ballet in September 2018 after a dancer accused her former boyfriend of exchanging explicit photos of her with Amar and another male dancer without consent.

Amar‘s firing was challenged and it was found that the NYCB overstepped in dismissing him after an investigation was made into the allegations. He rejoined the NYCB after mandatory counseling.

Ever since Amar‘s casting in West Side Story was announced in July 2019, people have been protesting his involvement in the show and there have been protests outside of the theatre in New York City.

Click inside to read the producers’ new statement… More Here! »

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Isaac Powell Suffers Knee Injury, Broadway's 'West Side Story' Revival Delays Opening

The Broadway revival of West Side Story has pushed its opening night performance back following an injury suffered by leading man Isaac Powell.

The 24-year-old actor, who is playing the role of Tony, suffered a knee injury during last Friday’s performance and his standby Jordan Dobson will be playing the role until he’s cleared to return.

The official opening night performance was previously scheduled for February 6, but it has now been moved to February 20.

“We’re postponing two weeks – from February 6 to February 20 – to give Isaac the chance to recover from an injury to his knee, so that he can have the same duration of preview playing period we’ve always had scheduled,” producer Scott Rudin told Deadline. “Luckily he is much braver than me and will be back and playing his full, remarkable show very shortly.”

West Side Story has been selling out all of its preview performances so far on Broadway.