April 17th, 2019

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Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ remake in modern society
With an ethnically authentic cast and greater focus on urban life

By Ashley Tsang

Upheld in the theatre community as one of the greatest musicals of all time, with the book penned by Arthur Laurents, music composed by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,“West Side Story” is a telling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” set in New York City during the 1950s. Collapse )
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WEST SIDE STORY Revival Accepting Video Submissions for Roles of Maria & Anita

by BWW News Desk

The much-anticipated Broadway revival of West Side Story is continuing its nationwide search for actors to fill the roles of Maria and Anita. Directed by Ivo van Hove and choreographed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, the production is seeking actors who authentically identify as Latina for the roles. The breakdown is as follows:
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BWW Interview: Paloma Garcia-Lee Talks WEST SIDE STORY Casting

by Kaitlin Milligan

Yesterday, additional casting was announced for the highly anticipated film adaptation of West Side Story from director Steven Spielberg. Paloma Garcia-Lee was cast as Graziella, the girlfriend of the Jets' member Riff, who will be played by Dear Evan Hansen's Mike Faist.
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