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Steven Spielberg on set of West Side Story shooting on Upper West Side. - July 23, 2019
Spielberg Sighting - West Side Story on UWS

(released 7/24/2019)

This may be the biggest production in town this summer.  West Side Story, the remake by Steven Spielberg, has been shooting in Harlem, Brooklyn, Jersey, and on Tuesday evening, they actually shot in the namesake neighborhood, the Upper West Side.

The remake was written by Tony Kushner, who previously worked with Spielberg on Munich and Lincoln.  West Side Story is being directed by Spielberg. Wife Kate Capshaw along with dog in tow was on set when we meandered up and down the sidewalks along West 107th Street.

We also saw Jeanine Tesori on set, who is credited as Supervising Vocal Producer.  They are clearly taking the singing seriously.  She won a Tony for Best Original Score for the musical Fun Home and was nominated four other times.