Something's Here, Something Good: It's The West Side Story Soundtrack Streaming On Spotify!

"West Side Story" fans! Tonight (well, today, but that's not a song) you can stream the soundtrack from the new Steven Spielberg movie on Spotify! It's got everything you want to hear including "The Jet Song," "Maria," "La Borinqueña," "Somewhere," and "America," sung by the film's cast. If for some reason you haven't heard of the show (which is based on the novel, which is based on William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"), here is the synopsis:

Walt Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, "West Side Story" tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d'Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works). Moreno – one of only three artists to be honored with Academy®, Emmy®, Grammy®, Tony® and Peabody Awards – also serves as one of the film's executive producers.

Having seen the film, I can say that the cast is pretty spectacular in the vocal department. Particular standouts are Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose, and now you can hear them show off their vocal chops yourself.

'Somewhere' Will Break Your Heart

I won't spoil anything for you (though the Spotify list will), but this film's version of "Somewhere" will absolutely break your heart into a million pieces, for so many reasons. I'm still thinking about it days later. There are 21 songs in total and the run time for the soundtrack is one hour, nine minutes.

Here is more info that directly relates to the score. 

Bringing together the best of both Broadway and Hollywood, the film's creative team includes Kushner, who also serves as an executive producer; Tony Award® winner Justin Peck, who choreographed the musical numbers in the film; renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor and Grammy Award® winner Gustavo Dudamel, who helmed the recording of the iconic score; Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman ("Anastasia"), who arranged the score; Tony Award®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori ("Fun Home," "Thoroughly Modern Millie"), who supervised the cast on vocals; and Grammy®-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan ("Beauty and the Beast," "Chicago"), who served as executive music producer for the film. The film is produced by Spielberg, Academy Award®-nominated producer Kristie Macosko Krieger and Tony Award®-winning producer Kevin McCollum. "West Side Story" has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway show, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins.

 "West Side Story" will hit theaters on December 10, 2021.