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MaryJoanna Grisso & Jarrad Biron Green to Lead New Leg of WEST SIDE STORY National Tour; Full Cast Announced

by BWW News Desk

Casting has been announced for Troika Entertainment's tour of WEST SIDE STORY, the breathtaking revival based on Arthur Laurent's Broadway direction. The tour resumes November 5, 2013, at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN.

The cast features Jarrad Biron Green as Tony, MaryJoanna Grisso as Maria, Michelle Alves as Anita, and Michael Spencer Smith as Bernardo.

Also featured are Gabriela Albo as Rosalia, F. Tyler Burnet as Officer Krupke, Taylor P. Conant as Graziella, Alexander Cruzas a Swing, Mark Deler as Inca, Nathaniel Dombek as Big Deal, Michael Ehlers as Action, Mark Fishback as Doc, Alejandro Fonseca as a Shark Boy, Patrick Graver as Diesel, Roasalie Graziano as Anybodys, Kevin Hack as a Shark Boy, Krissy Hoagland as a Swing, Dana Hunter as a Shark Girl, Beau Hutchings as Snowboy, Justin Joseph Laguna as A-rab, Suki Lopez as a Shark Girl, Gabriel Malo as Chino, Skip Pipo as Lt. Schrank, Emilio Ramos as a Shark Boy, Benjiman Dallas Redding as Riff, Hillary Danielle Reiter as a Shark Girl, Shaun Repetto as a Swing, Ricardo Rique-Sanchez as Pepe, Sam Rohloff as Baby John, Ashley Talluto as a Jet Girl, Ashlynn Thomas as a Swing, Matt Webster as Glad Hand, and Kristin Yancy as a Shark Girl.

WEST SIDE STORY tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty," and "Somewhere."

WEST SIDE STORY is scheduled to perform in the following cities in 2013 with 2014 stops to be announced at a later date:

Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Performance Hall
University Park, PA - Eisenhower Auditorium
Springfield, OH - Kuss Auditorium
Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
Charleston, WV - Clay Center
Wilmington, DE - DuPont Theatre
Lakeland, FL - Lakeland Center
West Palm Beach, FL - Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Naples, FL - Philharmonic Center for the Arts

The full tour schedule is available at

WEST SIDE STORY is written by three theatrical luminaries: two-time Tony Award winner Arthur Laurents (book), and multiple Tony and Grammy Award winners Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) in his Broadway debut.

WEST SIDE STORY features scenic designs by James Youmans, costumes by Tony Award nominee David C. Woolard, lighting by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, and sound design by Peter McBoyle.

Additional information about WEST SIDE STORY is available at
Tags: 2013-2014 non-equity tour, jarrad biron green, maryjoanna grisso, michelle alves

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