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Tony Awards: Chita Rivera Returns to Winter Garden Theatre, Exactly 64 Years After Opening 'West Side Story' There!

The 2020 Tony Awards ceremony was a homecoming for legendary actress Chita Rivera.

The 88-year-old actress appeared at the event to present the award for Best Musical alongside composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on Sunday (September 26) at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.

Chita originated the role of Anita in the classic musical West Side Story and the musical actually played at the Winter Garden Theatre in the 1950s. The production’s opening night was on September 26, 1957, which means Chita just returned to the same exact location 64 years later.

The new movie version of West Side Story will be hitting theaters in December and a brand new trailer was recently released.

Even though we’re in 2021, this is actually the 2020 Tony Awards because it’s the ceremony delayed from June 2020. The awards show will honor the best of Broadway’s 2019-20 season!

Paramount+ will stream the two-hour Tony Awards ceremony starting at 7pm ET and CBS will then air a two-hour primetime special, The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!, starting at 9pm ET. The primetime special will include performances from beloved classics and the three Best Musical nominees.

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Ansel Elgort Returns to Instagram to Promote 'West Side Story'

Ansel Elgort is making a return to social media.

The 27-year-old star posted his first post on Instagram in a long time on Saturday (September 25), and shared some words while promoting his upcoming West Side Story movie.

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'West Side Story' Movie Trailer Brings the Classic Musical to Life - Watch Now!

The first full length trailer for West Side Story just debuted!

The movie musical, which is a remake of the Leonard Bernstein Broadway show, stars Ansel Elgort as Tony, Rachel Zegler as Maria, Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Rita Moreno as Valentina, Mike Faist as Riff, and more.

The movie tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. Steven Spielberg directs.

The film was originally supposed to be released in December of 2020, but due to the pandemic, will now be released on December 10, 2021. You can meet the full cast of the highly anticipated film right here.

Check out the trailer…

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'West Side Story' Stars Rachel Zegler & Ariana DeBose Arrive in Style for Met Gala 2021

The ladies of West Side Story are stepping out for the 2021 Met Gala!

Actresses Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose were all smiles on the red carpet while arriving at the big fashion event held on Monday evening (September 13) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

For the event, Rachel, 20, sported a metallic gold dress while Ariana, 30, sparkled in a diamond-covered silver dress.

If you missed it, Rachel will be playing this Disney princess in a new movie!

The West Side Story remake directed by Steven Spielberg will be released on December 10. Check out the trailer here.

FYI: Rachel is wearing a Dior dress, along with Victoria’s Secret styling pieces from the recently launched Bare Infinity Flex collection. Ariana is wearing a Michael Kors dress.

10+ pictures inside of Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose arriving at the event…More Here! »

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Broadway's 'West Side Story' Revival Has Officially Closed, Will Not Resume Performances

The Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story will not return to the stage when Broadway performances resume in the fall.

The producers of the musical have announced that the show has officially closed and will not reopen, as originally planned.

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'In The Heights' Filmed on the Same Streets as 'West Side Story': 'There Was a Fun Rivalry'

The streets are crowded these days!

Director Jon M. Chu revealed in an interview with The Wrap that In The Heights was filmed in the same spot as Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming West Side Story in Washington Heights, New York.

The two movies were both filming in the summer of 2019.

“We were right there in each other’s back some days. There was one day where their catering truck was literally in our shot and we had to go over there and be like, ‘Can you move your catering truck that way, guys, please?’” he revealed, adding that there was a “camaraderie” between the two projects.

“There was like a fun rivalry. All the dancers know each other. There was fighting over who was getting who, but at the end of the day, everyone’s working — how beautiful is it that everyone’s working? And what a great time in the musical space that two of us can exist. I love it when people are like, oh, you guys are like rivals, and you’re like, it only begs the question, why can’t there be two? Why can’t there be more than one musical about LatinX people in New York City? We need to get to that place. If it feels odd, that means something’s wrong,” he continued.

In The Heights just opened in theaters – and you’ll want to stick around for the end credits.

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Rachel Zegler Recorded Herself Watching the 'West Side Story' Trailer for the First Time! (Video)

Rachel Zegler had a huge career moment this weekend and she documented it for her YouTube channel!

The 19-year-old actress is playing the role of Maria in the remake of West Side Story and the first teaser trailer dropped during the Oscars.

Rachel shared some emotional tweets with fans over the weekend while preparing for the trailer to premiere and she recorded herself watching it while in her Los Angeles hotel room. The 18-minute video first shows Rachel hanging out with friends like The Prom‘s Nico Greetham and Broadway actor Chris McCarrell throughout the weekend. We then get to see her reaction to the trailer starting at the 14:30 mark.

“winning the oscar for Best Trailer Aired At the Oscars is such an honor thank you to the academy,” Rachel tweeted the next day.

Make sure to see what she said about her FaceTime call with director Steven Spielberg!

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