‘West Side Story’ Producers Announce Cast for Broadway Revival
By Julia Jacobs
10 June 2019
The reimagined production of “West Side Story” from the experimental Belgian director Ivo van Hove will open on Feb. 6 at the Broadway Theater, the producers announced on Wednesday. They also named the show’s full cast, which includes 23 actors making their Broadway debuts.
Isaac Powell, best known for playing the young love interest in the 2017 revival of “Once on This Island,” will be Tony, a former leader of the Jets street gang. Shereen Pimentel, an undergraduate at the Juilliard School who made her Broadway debut in “The Lion King” at 9 years old, will be Maria.
Portraying Bernardo, Maria’s brother and leader of the Puerto Rican gang the Sharks, is Amar Ramasar, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet who had a prime role in the 2018 Broadway revival of “Carousel.”
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