Michael Jablonski, who was seen on Broadway in Cry-Baby, will portray Riff in the upcoming European/international tour of the classic Arthur Laurents-Stephen Sondheim-Leonard Bernstein musical West Side Story.
The production will be directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely, who reproduced the original Jerome Robbins choreography for the current revival of West Side Story at the Palace Theatre. McKneely is a two-time Tony nominee for his choreography for Smokey Joe's Cafe and The Life.
No other casting for the upcoming European/international tour has been announced.
Rehearsals for the West Side Story tour will begin in Germany May 4 with an official opening in Lyon, France, in June. The tour is currently scheduled to play stops in Spain, Japan, Israel, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.
West Side Story has music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. Jerome Robbins choreographed and directed the original production.
The current New York revival, which officially opens March 19 at the Palace, boasts direction by Tony winner Laurents. (The European/international tour is not affiliated with the current Broadway production.)