PHOTO CALL: Broadway-Bound West Side Story in Washington, DC

News   PHOTO CALL: Broadway-Bound West Side Story in Washington, DC
The Broadway-bound revival of West Side Story is currently playing an out-of-town engagement at Washington, DC's National Theatre, the same venue where the classic musical premiered in 1957.

The Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical began performances Dec. 15 and will run through Jan. 17, 2009. The production is scheduled to begin previews at Broadway's Palace Theatre Feb. 23, 2009, with an official opening date of March 19.

Staged by librettist Laurents, the cast is headed by Matt Cavenaugh (A Catered Affair, Grey Gardens) as Tony, Josefina Scaglione as Maria, Karen Olivo (In the Heights) as Anita, Cody Green (Movin' Out) as Riff and George Akram ("Stuck on You") as Bernardo.

Rounding out the large ensemble are Steve Bassett as Lt. Schrank, Kyle Brenn as Boy Soprano, Joshua Buscher as Diesel, Mike Cannon as Snowboy, Kyle Coffman as A-Rab, Joey Haro as Chino, Eric Hatch as Big Deal, Curtis Holbrook as Action, Michael Mastro as Glad Hand, Danielle Polanco as Consuela, Jennifer Sanchez as Rosalia, Lee Sellars as Krupke, Tro Shaw as Anybodys, Ryan Steele as Baby John and Greg Vinkler as Doc along with Madeline Cintron, Lindsay Dunn, Matthew Hydzik, Marina Lazzaretto, Chase Madigan, Kaitlin Mesh, Pamela Otterson, Sam Rogers and Amy Ryerson as The Jets and Isaac Calpito, Haley Carlucci, Peter John Chursin, Yurel Echezaretta, Manuel Herrera, Yanira Marin, Mileyka Mateo, Kat Nejat, Christian Elán Ortiz, Michael Rosen, Manuel Santos, Michaeljon Slinger and Tanairi Sade Vazquez as The Sharks.

Tickets for the National Theatre run are available by visiting

Tickets for the Broadway production are available by visiting or by calling (212) 307-4100.

Here is a look at the production:

Matt Cavenaugh
Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh
The Jets
The Dance at the Gym
George Akram and Cody Green
Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh
Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh
Karen Olivo and the Shark Girls

Photos by Joan Marcus

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