Further casting announced for Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’!

Following an extensive casting search which looked at more than 30,000 performers, further casting has today been announced for Steven Spielberg’s new big-screen adaptation of the musical classic, West Side Story, which is scheduled to begin filming this summer.

Joining the previously announced Rita Moreno (Valentina), Ansel Elgort (Tony), Rachel Zegler (Maria), Ariana DeBose (Anita), David Alvarez (Bernardo), Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank) and Brian d’Arcy James (Sergeant Krupke) will be Tony Award-nominee Mike Faist (Dear Evan Hansen and Newsies) as Riff, and Ana Isabelle as Rosalia.

They will also be joined by David Aviles MoralesYesenia AyalaMaría Alejandra CastilloAnnelise CeperoAndrei ChagasJeanette DelgadoKelvin DelgadoGaby DiazYurel EchezarretaAdriel FleteCarlos E. GonzalezDavid Guzman, Jacob GuzmanAna IsabelleMelody MartíIlda MasonJuliette Feliciano OrtizEdriz E. Rosa Pérez, Maria Alexis RodriguezJulius Anthony RubioCarlos Sánchez FalúSebastian SerraGabriela SotoRicky UbedaTanairi VazquezJamila VelazquezIsabella Ward, and Ricardo Zayas as the Sharks, and Brianna AbruzzoKyle AllenKyle CoffmanBen CookHarrison CollKevin CsolakKellie DrobnickJulian EliaMyles ErlickLeigh-Ann EstySara EstyJohn Michael FiumaraPaloma Garcia-LeeGarett Hawe, Patrick HigginsSean Harrison JonesEloise KroppLauren LeachJess LeProttoSkye MattoxEzra MenasAdriana PierceBrittany Pollack, Daniel Patrick RussellTalia RyderJonalyn SaxerHalli Toland, and Maddie Ziegler as the Jets.

Spielberg has assembled a cast that brings a wide range of musical theatre experience to the production, with many of the 50-strong ensemble having numerous Broadway and national tour credits to their names.

Spielberg directs from a script by Oscar®-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. West Side Story is adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway musical, written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins.

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