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Director Stephen Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw led the stars at the world premiere of his long-awaited musical remake of West Side Story  at the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday. 

The 74-year-old filmmaker donned a stylish suit alongside his glamorous wife of 30 years, Kate, for the glittering red carpet event.

The filmmaker also posed with a number of his stars such as newcomer Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose and the iconic Rita Moreno, while also joining lead star Ansel Elgort at the event.

After the New York premiere and another screening in Los Angeles, Twitter reaction saw the epic lauded as a Best Picture contender at the Oscars

Steven and Kate: Director Stephen Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw led the stars at the world premiere of his long-awaited musical remake of West Side Story at the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday

Director and stars: The filmmaker also posed with a number of his stars such as newcomer Rachel Zegler (right), Ariana DeBose (left) and the iconic Rita Moreno.

Director and stars: The filmmaker also posed with a number of his stars such as newcomer Rachel Zegler (right), Ariana DeBose (left) and the iconic Rita Moreno.

The director stepped out in a stylish grey suit, with a dark grey corduroy coat over a grey sweater vest, grey tie and a white dress shirt.

He wore black prescription glasses with matching grey pants and brown shoes for his red carpet look.

His wife Capshaw, who celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary in October, wore a stylish red and grey plaid dress with green heeled boots. 

Steven and Kate: The director stepped out in a stylish grey suit, with a dark grey corduroy coat over a grey sweater vest, grey tie and a white dress shirt

Steven and Kate: The director stepped out in a stylish grey suit, with a dark grey corduroy coat over a grey sweater vest, grey tie and a white dress shirt

Spielberg and Capshaw met on the set of his 1984 movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, where she played Willie Scott.

The couple married in late October 1991 and share three children, Sasha, Sawyer and Destry, along with two adopted children, Theo and Mikaela.

Capshaw continued acting into the 1980s and 1990s before retiring after her final performance in the 2001 TV movie Due East. 

First meet: Spielberg and Capshaw met on the set of his 1984 movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, where she played Willie Scott

First meet: Spielberg and Capshaw met on the set of his 1984 movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, where she played Willie Scott

West Side Story is an adaptation of the iconic 1957 musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and the late Stephen Sondheim, who passed away over the weekend at 91 years of age.

Rachel Zegler beat out a whopping 30,000 hopefuls for the role of Maria, making her feature film debut in the iconic role.

She’s joined by a cast that includes Ansel Elgort as Tony, Ariana DeBose as Anita and Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1964 adaptation of West Side Story, which won 10 Oscars including Best Picture.

Rachel: Rachel Zegler (right) beat out a whopping 30,000 hopefuls for the role of Maria, making her feature film debut in the iconic role

Rachel: Rachel Zegler (right) beat out a whopping 30,000 hopefuls for the role of Maria, making her feature film debut in the iconic role

Rita and Steven: She's joined by a cast that includes Ansel Elgort as Tony, Ariana DeBose as Anita and Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1964 adaptation of West Side Story, which won 10 Oscars including Best Picture

Rita and Steven: She’s joined by a cast that includes Ansel Elgort as Tony, Ariana DeBose as Anita and Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1964 adaptation of West Side Story, which won 10 Oscars including Best Picture

The story is set in 1950s New York City – loosely adapted from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – with one girl named Maria caught between two gangs – the Jets and the Sharks.

Her brother Bernardo (David Alvarez) is the leader of the Latinx gang the Sharks, though she has fallen for Tony (Ansel Elgort), a member of the white gang, the Jets.

Frequent Spielberg collaborator Tony Kushner (Munich, Lincoln) wrote the screenplay, adapted from the iconic stage musical. 

Wow: The story is set in 1950s New York City - loosely adapted from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - with one girl named Maria caught between two gangs - the Jets and the Sharks

Wow: The story is set in 1950s New York City – loosely adapted from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – with one girl named Maria caught between two gangs – the Jets and the Sharks

Ansel: Her brother Bernardo (David Alvarez) is the leader of the Latinx gang the Sharks, though she has fallen for Tony (Ansel Elgort, above), a member of the white gang, the Jets

Ansel: Her brother Bernardo (David Alvarez) is the leader of the Latinx gang the Sharks, though she has fallen for Tony (Ansel Elgort, above), a member of the white gang, the Jets

Spielberg and Kushner are also collaborating on his next project, The Fablemans, a semi-autobiographical take on Spielberg’s own childhood, starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Paul Dano, set for release in 2022.

Other stars seen at the premiere include Ana Isabella, who plays Rosalia, spotted in a stunning black gown. 

Corey Stoll, who plays Lieutenant Schrank in the film, also hit the red carpet with his wife, Nadia Bowers. 

Coming soon: Spielberg and Kushner are also collaborating on his next project, The Fablemans, a semi-autobiographical take on Spielberg's own childhood, starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Paul Dano, set for release in 2022

Coming soon: Spielberg and Kushner are also collaborating on his next project, The Fablemans, a semi-autobiographical take on Spielberg’s own childhood, starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Paul Dano, set for release in 2022

After the New York premiere and another screening in Los Angeles, reactions started to filter in through Twitter about the musical, with many simply raving about it. 

Fico Cangiango wrote, ‘Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory is stunning. His first musical is without a doubt superior to the 1961 film. The cinematography, music and dancing are amazing, and most importantly, it treats Puerto Ricans & Latinx community with the respect they deserve. Spielberg delivers.’

Fandango’s Erik Davis added, ‘Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory is a TRIUMPH! It’s beautiful & brilliantly photographed – a real love letter to NYC w/ a tremendous ensemble cast who truly redefine this classic story for a new generation. Shout outs to @rachelzegler & @ArianaDeBose who CRUSH it in this film. 

Fico: Fico Cangiango wrote, 'Steven Spielberg’sn#WestSideStory is stunning. His first musical is without a doubt superior to the 1961 film. The cinematography, music and dancing are amazing, and most importantly, it treats Puerto Ricans & Latinx community with the respect they deserve. Spielberg delivers'

Fico: Fico Cangiango wrote, ‘Steven Spielberg’sn#WestSideStory is stunning. His first musical is without a doubt superior to the 1961 film. The cinematography, music and dancing are amazing, and most importantly, it treats Puerto Ricans & Latinx community with the respect they deserve. Spielberg delivers’

Crush: Fandango's Erik Davis added, 'Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory is a TRIUMPH! It's beautiful & brilliantly photographed - a real love letter to NYC w/ a tremendous ensemble cast who truly redefine this classic story for a new generation. Shout outs to @rachelzegler & @ArianaDeBose who CRUSH it in this film

Crush: Fandango’s Erik Davis added, ‘Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory is a TRIUMPH! It’s beautiful & brilliantly photographed – a real love letter to NYC w/ a tremendous ensemble cast who truly redefine this classic story for a new generation. Shout outs to @rachelzegler & @ArianaDeBose who CRUSH it in this film

Yahoo’s Kevin Polowy added, ‘Spielberg does not disappoint with #WestSideStory. OK maybe not as much dance-fighting this time, but sets a mood from the opening moments and delivers all the way through that gut-punching climax. “America” is the easy highlight but man Rachel Zegler is magnetic in every scene.’

Discussing Film’s Diego Andaluz stated, ‘#WestSideStory is INCREDIBLE. Spielberg delivers an award-worthy visual spectacle that expands on the original as a timely technical MASTERPIECE. Every department fires on all cylinders, & Rachel Zegler steals the show with THE star-making debut performance of the year. LOVED IT!’

Disney’s Marshall Weinbaum added, ‘Sending thoughts and prayers to all the Oscar Pundits out there who will be spending the next several hours updating their predictions now that they’ve seen Steven Spielberg’s absolute masterpiece #WestSideStory.’ 

No disappointment: Yahoo's Kevin Polowy added, 'Spielberg does not disappoint with #WestSideStory. OK maybe not as much dance-fighting this time, but sets a mood from the opening moments and delivers all the way through that gut-punching climax. “America” is the easy highlight but man Rachel Zegler is magnetic in every scene'

No disappointment: Yahoo’s Kevin Polowy added, ‘Spielberg does not disappoint with #WestSideStory. OK maybe not as much dance-fighting this time, but sets a mood from the opening moments and delivers all the way through that gut-punching climax. “America” is the easy highlight but man Rachel Zegler is magnetic in every scene’

Incredible: Discussing Film's Diego Andaluz stated, '#WestSideStory is INCREDIBLE. Spielberg delivers an award-worthy visual spectacle that expands on the original as a timely technical MASTERPIECE. Every department fires on all cylinders, & Rachel Zegler steals the show with THE star-making debut performance of the year. LOVED IT!'

Incredible: Discussing Film’s Diego Andaluz stated, ‘#WestSideStory is INCREDIBLE. Spielberg delivers an award-worthy visual spectacle that expands on the original as a timely technical MASTERPIECE. Every department fires on all cylinders, & Rachel Zegler steals the show with THE star-making debut performance of the year. LOVED IT!’

Masterpiece: Disney's Marshall Weinbaum added, 'Sending thoughts and prayers to all the Oscar Pundits out there who will be spending the next several hours updating their predictions now that they've seen Steven Spielberg's absolute masterpiece #WestSideStory'

Masterpiece: Disney’s Marshall Weinbaum added, ‘Sending thoughts and prayers to all the Oscar Pundits out there who will be spending the next several hours updating their predictions now that they’ve seen Steven Spielberg’s absolute masterpiece #WestSideStory’

Film Inquiry’s Kevin L. Lee added, ‘Surprise surprise! #WestSideStory is really good, featuring some breathtaking choreography elevated by the cinematography and production design. Everyone in the cast is great, but the real standouts are Mike Faist and David Alvarez as Riff and Bernardo. Yeah, THIS is a musical!’

BuzzFeed’s Nora Dominick stated, ‘My #WestSideStory review is simply: I can’t wait to see Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose’s careers explode after this. They knock it out of the park as Maria and Anita in this beautiful crafted movie.’

@camden28_ added, ‘#WestSideStory is a blast, even better than the 1961 film. Steven Spielberg has done something really special with his adaptation of the beloved musical. As for me, Rachel Zegler has earned herself a huge fan, delivering a fantastic film debut as Maria.’

Surprise: Film Inquiry's Kevin L. Lee added, 'Surprise surprise! #WestSideStory is really good, featuring some breathtaking choreography elevated by the cinematography and production design. Everyone in the cast is great, but the real standouts are Mike Faist and David Alvarez as Riff and Bernardo. Yeah, THIS is a musical!'

Surprise: Film Inquiry’s Kevin L. Lee added, ‘Surprise surprise! #WestSideStory is really good, featuring some breathtaking choreography elevated by the cinematography and production design. Everyone in the cast is great, but the real standouts are Mike Faist and David Alvarez as Riff and Bernardo. Yeah, THIS is a musical!’

Buzz: BuzzFeed's Nora Dominick stated, 'My #WestSideStory review is simply: I can’t wait to see Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose’s careers explode after this. They knock it out of the park as Maria and Anita in this beautiful crafted movie'

Buzz: BuzzFeed’s Nora Dominick stated, ‘My #WestSideStory review is simply: I can’t wait to see Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose’s careers explode after this. They knock it out of the park as Maria and Anita in this beautiful crafted movie’

Blast: @camden28_ added, '#WestSideStory is a blast, even better than the 1961 film. Steven Spielberg has done something really special with his adaptation of the beloved musical. As for me, Rachel Zegler has earned herself a huge fan, delivering a fantastic film debut as Maria'

Blast: @camden28_ added, ‘#WestSideStory is a blast, even better than the 1961 film. Steven Spielberg has done something really special with his adaptation of the beloved musical. As for me, Rachel Zegler has earned herself a huge fan, delivering a fantastic film debut as Maria’

@@xoxocorthenley added, ‘OMG #WestSideStory is a MASTERPIECE! I was anti a remake because the original is one of my favs ever! But this was better than the original by a long shot! Production design and shots gave me goosebumps. And the kid who plays Riff is Oscar worthy! I want to see it again & again!’

Anthony Gagliardi stated, ‘Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory does an outstanding job paying homage to the timeless classic from its authentic set designs to its incredible dance sequences and performances. This is one of the most beautifully shot films of the year.’

BroBible’s Eric Italiano revealed, ‘I am very much not a musical guy, so I’m perhaps not the best judge of #WestSideStory. I do, however, know what a movie star looks and @rachelzegler is absolutely that. She is *ridiculous*. More so than her massive voice, her ability to act with her eyes was stunning.’ 

Masterpiece: @@xoxocorthenley added, 'OMG #WestSideStory is a MASTERPIECE! I was anti a remake because the original is one of my favs ever! But this was better than the original by a long shot! Production design and shots gave me goosebumps. And the kid who plays Riff is Oscar worthy! I want to see it again & again!'

Masterpiece: @@xoxocorthenley added, ‘OMG #WestSideStory is a MASTERPIECE! I was anti a remake because the original is one of my favs ever! But this was better than the original by a long shot! Production design and shots gave me goosebumps. And the kid who plays Riff is Oscar worthy! I want to see it again & again!’

Classic: Anthony Gagliardi stated, 'Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory does an outstanding job paying homage to the timeless classic from its authentic set designs to its incredible dance sequences and performances. This is one of the most beautifully shot films of the year'

Classic: Anthony Gagliardi stated, ‘Steven Spielberg’s #WestSideStory does an outstanding job paying homage to the timeless classic from its authentic set designs to its incredible dance sequences and performances. This is one of the most beautifully shot films of the year’

Stuning: BroBible's Eric Italiano revealed, 'I am very much not a musical guy, so I’m perhaps not the best judge of #WestSideStory. I do, however, know what a movie star looks and @rachelzegler is absolutely that. She is *ridiculous*. More so than her massive voice, her ability to act with her eyes was stunning'

Stuning: BroBible’s Eric Italiano revealed, ‘I am very much not a musical guy, so I’m perhaps not the best judge of #WestSideStory. I do, however, know what a movie star looks and @rachelzegler is absolutely that. She is *ridiculous*. More so than her massive voice, her ability to act with her eyes was stunning’

Washington Post’s Thomas Floyd tweeted, ‘Spielberg’s #WestSideStory is a triumph. It’s less stylized, but more grounded, more brutal and more interested in the consequences of the carnage. Kushner’s script imbues its characters with depth, and paints a striking picture of how gentrification fuels tribalism.’

@TheJosieMarie added, ‘#WestSideStory is Steven Spielberg’s attempt at his own La La Land wonder. The film acts as an eraser for all the wrongdoing of the one that came before it. Some things felt genuine while others felt tied with a bow.’

@atomiracle stated, ‘#WestSideStory was incredible wow Steven Spielberg perfectly balanced the magic of the original while building off of it and presenting new ideas. @rachelzegler was obviously the standout she brought Maria to life in a way we’ve never seen before.’

Triumph: Washington Post's Thomas Floyd tweeted, 'Spielberg's #WestSideStory is a triumph. It's less stylized, but more grounded, more brutal and more interested in the consequences of the carnage. Kushner's script imbues its characters with depth, and paints a striking picture of how gentrification fuels tribalism'

Triumph: Washington Post’s Thomas Floyd tweeted, ‘Spielberg’s #WestSideStory is a triumph. It’s less stylized, but more grounded, more brutal and more interested in the consequences of the carnage. Kushner’s script imbues its characters with depth, and paints a striking picture of how gentrification fuels tribalism’

Bow: @TheJosieMarie added, '#WestSideStory is Steven Spielberg’s attempt at his own La La Land wonder. The film acts as an eraser for all the wrongdoing of the one that came before it. Some things felt genuine while others felt tied with a bow'

Bow: @TheJosieMarie added, ‘#WestSideStory is Steven Spielberg’s attempt at his own La La Land wonder. The film acts as an eraser for all the wrongdoing of the one that came before it. Some things felt genuine while others felt tied with a bow’

Standout: @atomiracle stated, '#WestSideStory was incredible wow Steven Spielberg perfectly balanced the magic of the original while building off of it and presenting new ideas. @rachelzegler was obviously the standout she brought Maria to life in a way we’ve never seen before'

Standout: @atomiracle stated, ‘#WestSideStory was incredible wow Steven Spielberg perfectly balanced the magic of the original while building off of it and presenting new ideas. @rachelzegler was obviously the standout she brought Maria to life in a way we’ve never seen before’

Ariana in white: Ariana DeBose stuns in a custom lacy white floral dress from the Michael Kors Collection at the West Side Story premiere

Floral: DeBose' white floral dress features a long slit up the leg while the actress wore strappy white heels

Ariana in white: Ariana DeBose stuns in a custom lacy white floral dress from the Michael Kors Collection at the West Side Story premiere

Corey and Nadia: Corey Stoll, who plays Lieutenant Schrank in the film, also hit the red carpet with his wife, Nadia Bowers

Corey and Nadia: Corey Stoll, who plays Lieutenant Schrank in the film, also hit the red carpet with his wife, Nadia Bowers

Rita solo: Rita Moreno hit the red carpet solo in a stunning black gown

Glitz and glamour: The star looked stunning in black sequins

Rita solo: Rita Moreno hit the red carpet solo in a stunning black gown

Rita and Kristie: Rita Moreno gives West Side Story producer Kristie Macosko Krieger a hug on the red carpet

Rita and Kristie: Rita Moreno gives West Side Story producer Kristie Macosko Krieger a hug on the red carpet

Daughter: Jessica Capshaw, Kate's first child and Steven's adopted daughter, hits the red carpet with her husband Christopher Gavigan

Daughter: Jessica Capshaw, Kate’s first child and Steven’s adopted daughter, hits the red carpet with her husband Christopher Gavigan

Savannah and Michael: Savannah Guthrie hits the red carpet with her husband Michael Feldman

Savannah and Michael: Savannah Guthrie hits the red carpet with her husband Michael Feldman

Michael and Lance: Fashion designer Michael Kors hits the red carpet with his husband Lance LePere

Michael and Lance: Fashion designer Michael Kors hits the red carpet with his husband Lance LePere

Martin: Martin Short hits the red carpet in a stylish grey suit

Martin: Martin Short hits the red carpet in a stylish grey suit

Rachel arrives: Rachel Brosnahan rocks a stylish black dress at the West Side Story red carpet premiere

Rachel arrives: Rachel Brosnahan rocks a stylish black dress at the West Side Story red carpet premiere

Carrie: Writer Carrie Berk hits the red carpet in a TikTok dress

Brian: Brian D'Arcy James, who plays Officer Krupke, hits the red carpet at the West Side Story premiere

Carrie: Writer Carrie Berk hit the red carpet in a TikTok dress while Brian D’Arcy James, who plays Officer Krupke looked dapper

Josh: Josh Andress River, who plays Chino, arrives at the West Side Story world premiere

Josh: Josh Andress River, who plays Chino, arrives at the West Side Story world premiere

Kellie: Kellie Drobnick, who plays Mamie, opted for a stylish full length black gown

Annelise: Annelise Cepero, who plays Provi, rocked a strapless black dress

Kellie: Kellie Drobnick, who plays Mamie, opted for a stylish full length black gown while Annelise Cepero, who plays Provi, rocked a strapless black dress

Sisters: Leigh-Ann Esty and Sara Esty, who play Gussie and Tat, arrive in style

Sisters: Leigh-Ann Esty and Sara Esty, who play Gussie and Tat, arrive in style

Gayle in pink: Gayle King arrived in a pink ensemble

Gayle in pink: Gayle King arrived in a pink ensemble



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