Producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, and David Geffen have announced full casting for the highly-anticipated new Broadway revival of Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim‘s much-loved masterpiece, West Side Story, which begins performances at the Broadway Theatre on 10 December 2019.
The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove and will feature all-new choreography, for the first time ever in the United States, by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
Featuring an unprecedented 23 actors making their Broadway debuts, the ensemble cast will include Shereen Pimentel as Maria, Isaac Powell as Tony, Yesenia Ayala as Anita, Amar Ramasar as Bernardo, Ben Cook as Riff, Ahmad Simmons as Diesel, Danny Wolohan as Officer Krupke, Jacob Guzman as Chino, Kevin Csolak as A-Rab, Matthew Johnson (debut) as Baby John, Dharon E. Jones (debut) as Action, Zuri Noelle Ford (debut) as Anybodys, Daniel Oreskes as Doc, Pippa Pearthree as Glad Hand, and Thomas Jay Ryan as Lt. Schrank, alongside Alexa De Barr (debut), Daniel Ching (debut), Gabi Campo, Gino Cosculluela (debut), Marc Crousillat (debut), Stephanie Crousillat (debut), Roman Cruz (debut), Tyler Eisenreich (debut), Armando Eleazar (debut), Marlon Feliz (debut), Satori Folkes-Stone (debut), Constance François (debut), Carlos Gonzalez, Jennifer Gruener (debut), Jarred Manista (debut), Michaela Marfori (debut), Michelle Mercedes (debut), Michael Seltzer (debut), Corey John Snide, Sheldon True (debut), Ricky Ubeda, Madison Vomastek (debut), Tony Ward, Bridget Whitman (debut), and Kevin Zambrano (debut).
The production will also feature scenery and lighting design by van Hove’s longtime collaborator, five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Versweyveld, with costume design by An d’Huys, sound design by Tom Gibbons, video design by Luke Halls, and orchestrations by Tony and Academy Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Alexander Gemignani will serve as music supervisor / musical director.