PHOTO CALL: Broadway-Bound West Side Story Rehearses

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The upcoming Broadway revival of the musical West Side Story is currently rehearsing for its out-of-town run at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre, which begins performances Dec. 15.

Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh in rehearsal
Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh in rehearsal Photo by Joan Marcus

Arthur Laurents stages the musical with Joey McKneely re-creating the original Jerome Robbins choreography. Following, the D.C. run, the classic musical begins at Broadway's Palace Theatre Feb. 23, 2009.

West Side Story features music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Laurents.

The cast is headed by Matt Cavenaugh (as Tony), Josefina Scaglione (Maria), Karen Olivo (Anita), Cody Green (Riff) and George Akram (Bernardo).

"West Side Story transports the achingly beautiful tale of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the turbulent streets of the Upper West Side in 1950's New York City," according to a press release.

Here is a look at the cast in rehearsal:

 


 
Cody Green (center) and cast

 
The "Jets" of West Side Story

 
Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh (center) and company

 
Arthur Laurents and the cast West Side Story

All photos by Joan Marcus.

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