"I don't generally think of movies adapted from plays as being remakes (unless it's a play that's otherwise obscure or something), but I do think they have to do something to keep it from playing as nostalgia pretending to be topical."
I get your point and wouldn't really disagree. I was mainly just saying that the few directors from the classic era who are still active and making good films shouldn't waste their time on familiar material, even if it's a classic like WSS. Yes, it might be good and bring something new to the table but I'd prefer another type of project from Spielberg, even if it was just mindless action flick.
"Is the dialogue between the Puerto Rican characters going to be in Spanish like it was in the recent Broadway revival?"
Since they're going out of their way to cast PRs, I'd be surprised if it wasn't. With subtitles of course