Jarrad Biron Green, MaryJoanna Grisso, Michelle Alves Cast in West Side Story National Tour
By Adam Hetrick
Jarrad Biron Green, MaryJoanna Grisso, Michelle Alves and Michael Spencer Smith have been cast in the national tour of West Side Story, based on the Tony Award-nominated 2009 revival directed by the late Arthur Laurents, which relaunches Nov. 5 in Memphis, TN.
Original book writer Laurents staged the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of the 1957 classic that has music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
The tour principal cast features Green as Tony, Grisso as Maria, Alves as Anita and Smith as Bernardo.
Also featured are Benjiman Dallas Redding as Riff, Gabriela Albo as Rosalia, F. Tyler Burnet as Officer Krupke, Taylor P. Conant as Graziella, Mark Deler as Inca, Nathaniel Dombek as Big Deal, Michael Ehlers as Action, Mark Fishback as Doc, Alejandro Fonseca as a Shark Boy, Patrick Graver as Diesel, Roasalie Graziano as Anybodys, Kevin Hack as a Shark Boy, Dana Hunter as a Shark Girl, Beau Hutchings as Snowboy, Justin Joseph Laguna as A-rab, Suki Lopez as a Shark Girl, Gabriel Malo as Chino, Skip Pipo as Lt. Schrank, Emilio Ramos as a Shark Boy, Benjiman Dallas Redding as Riff, Hillary Danielle Reiter as a Shark Girl, Shaun Repetto as a Swing, Ricardo Rique-Sanchez as Pepe, Sam Rohloff as Baby John, Ashley Talluto as a Jet Girl, Matt Webster as Glad Hand, and Kristin Yancy as a Shark Girl. Swings are Alexander Cruz, Krissy Hoagland and Ashlynn Thomas.
Upcoming tour stops follow:
Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
West Side Story, according to press notes, "tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them." The Bernstein and Sondheim score features "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."
The tour also features scenic designs by James Youmans, costumes by Tony Award nominee David C. Woolard, lighting by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley and sound design by Peter McBoyle.
For tickets and further information visit WestSideStoryOnTour.com.
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