23 Broadway debuts in WEST SIDE STORY revival among Broadway veterans Isaac Powell, Yesenia Ayala and more

(PHOTO: Isaac Powell headshot, courtesy of DKC O&M)

By Karen Stahl

Something’s coming, something good! Complete casting for the Broadway revival of West Side Story, set to open in February 2020, came out Wednesday.

The casting announcement features 23 Broadway debuts among a star-studded cast of Broadway favorites.

The production will feature new choreography by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, marking the first production in the United States that strays from Jerome Robbins’ original choreography.

The cast includes 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, Thomas Jay Ryan as Lt. Schrank.

The ensemble includes 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 original production of West Side Story opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Sept. 26, 1957. The most recent Broadway revival of the show opened at the Palace Theatre on March 19, 2009.

This re-imagined revival will begin previews Dec. 10, 2019, at the Broadway Theatre, with a opening night set for Feb. 6, 2020.

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