Is ‘West Side Story’ Based on True Events? Here’s the Inspiration Behind Maria and Tony

Is ‘West Side Story’ Based on True Events? Here’s the Inspiration Behind Maria and Tony
Steven Spielberg’s 2021 movie ‘West Side Story’ is nominated for Best Picture at the 2022 Oscars. Fans of the romantic drama are asking “Is ‘West Side Story’ based on a true story?” Here’s what to know about what inspired the play and movies.
News story posted on 2022-03-27T22:30:00.0000000Z