Leo Ash Evens Cast in Old Globe Production of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere

News   Leo Ash Evens Cast in Old Globe Production of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere Leo Ash Evens, who played Riff in West Side Story at London's Sadler's Wells, will make his Old Globe debut this fall at the San Diego venue.

Leo Ash Evens
Leo Ash Evens

The actor told Playbill.com that he has been cast in the Old Globe's upcoming production of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere, which will play the Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre Sept. 24-Oct. 30. Giovanna Sardelli directs; additional casting will be announced shortly.

Old Globe Playwright-in-Residence Lopez’s new play, according to production notes, is about "one family’s attempt to make its fantasy a reality. Gorgeous dance sequences are woven throughout the play and help to tell the story of Inez Candelaria and her three children’s dream of a life in show business. With their building scheduled for demolition and their life together beginning to crumble, the filming of the movie of West Side Story on the streets of their soon to be abandoned neighborhood finally brings reality into focus."

Lopez is also the author of The Whipping Man.

Leo Ash Evens was seen Off-Broadway in Wanda's World and Yank and in the Ravinia Festival production of Gypsy (starring Patti LuPone) as Tulsa. He has toured in productions of 42nd Street, On the Record and West Side Story, and his NYMF credits include Harmony, I Prefer to Dream, But I'm a Cheerleader, Going Down Swingin and The Taxi Cabaret. Among Evens' regional credits are Oklahoma!, Cabaret, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Footloose.

For ticket information visit www.oldGlobe.org.

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