NEWS: Cast Confirmed for Ivo van Hove’s Production of West Side Story

The production will begin performances at the  Broadway Theatre in New York on the 10th December.

Directed by Ivo van Hove, casting for the revival of the classic musical has been confirmed. The cast is set to be led by Isaac Powell as Tony, Shereen Pimentel as Maria, Amar Ramasar as Bernardo, Yesenia Ayala as Anita and Ben Cook as Riff.

They will be joined on stage by Ahmad Simmons as Diesel, Danny Wolohan as Officer Krupke, Jacob Guzman as Chino, Kevin Csolak as A-Rab, Daniel Oreskes as Doc, Pippa Pearthree as Glad Hand and Thomas Jay Ryan as Lt. Schrank, with Matthew Johnson as Baby John, Dharon E. Jones as Action and Zuri Noelle Ford as Anybodys. The cast is completed by Alexa De Barr, Daniel Ching, Gabi Campo, Gino Cosculluela, Marc Crousillat, Stephanie Crousillat, Roman Cruz, Tyler Eisenreich, Armando Eleazar, Marlon Feliz, Satori Folkes-Stone, Constance François, Carlos Gonzalez, Jennifer Gruener, Jarred Manista, Michaela Marfori, Michelle Mercedes, Michael Seltzer, Corey John Snide, Sheldon True, Ricky Ubeda, Madison Vomastek, Tony Ward, Bridget Whitman and Kevin Zambrano.

Featuring music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents, West Side Story follows two gangs as they battle for control with the situation becoming complicated when Tony falls for a rival gang member’s sister Maria. It includes iconic songs such as ‘Tonight’ , ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’.

As well as being directed by Ivo van Hove, the production’s creative team includes lighting and set design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An d’Huys, sound design by Tom Gibbons, video design by Luke Halls and orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.

West Side Story will play at the Broadway Theatre from the 10th December.

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