SOMETHING'S COMING, SOMETHING GOOD!!!! The highly anticipated upcoming revival of the legendary West Side Story on Broadway has found its stars and its Theater. Under the direction of Tony winner Ivo van Hove and choreography by Anne-Teresa De Keersmaecker (which will also mark the first time in the musical's Broadway history that a production will move away from the iconic Jerome Robbins choreography), the cast will star….
Shereen Pimentel (Broadway's The Lion King – Musical) in the iconic lead role of shark girl, bridal shop worker, hopeless, and romantic "Maria",
Yesenia Ayala (last seen in the revival of Carousel on Broadway and who will also be appearing in the upcoming 2020 film remake of West Side Story) in the standout role of the feisty and caring shark girl "Anita",
Amar Ramasar (New York City Ballet dancer and recently in the revival of Carousel) as Shark leader "Bernardo",
Ben Cook (Mean Girls on Broadway and who will be seen in the upcoming 2020 film remake of West Side Story) will play the athletic and very short-fused leader of the Jets himself "Riff",
and much more. The Ensemble cast is expecting to feature a line up of 23 BROADWAY DEBUTS!!! Congrats to you all!!
The new revival of West Side Story will be snapping and MAMBO its way the Broadway Theater (currently the home of King Kong on Broadway now through August 18th, 2019). Previews are set to begin December 10th, 2019 and Opening Night Scheduled for February 6th, 2020.
For the film, it's scheduled to be released December 18th, 2020 from 20th Century Fox.
Who is excited?
BroadwayWorld has learned that the previously announce revival of beloved musical West Side Story will begin previews on Dec. 10, 2019 and open February 6th at the Broadway Theatre.
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