Will Branner, Skyler Volpe, Tyler Hanes, Addie Morales Star in Barrington’s West Side Story

Regional News   Will Branner, Skyler Volpe, Tyler Hanes, Addie Morales Star in Barrington’s West Side Story
Performances of the classic American musical begin August 3 in Massachusetts.
Will Branner, Skyler Volpe, and Tyler Hanes
Will Branner, Skyler Volpe, and Tyler Hanes

The Barrington Stage Company production of the classic musical West Side Story plays the Massachusetts venue August 3–September 1 with an official opening August 8.

Addie Morales
Addie Morales

Choreographed by Robert La Fosse, and helmed by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, West Side Story is presented in celebration of the 100th birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins.

The cast is headed by Addie Morales (West Side Story, Casa Mañana Theatre) as Maria, Will Branner (October Sky, The Old Globe Theatre) as Tony, Skyler Volpe (Rent national tour) as Anita, Sean Ewing (Broadway’s Amazing Grace) as Bernardo, Tyler Hanes (Broadway’s Cats) as Riff, Alex Swift (The Wizard of Oz national tour) as Chino, Juan Caballer (Evita, Asolo Rep Theatre) as Action, Douglas Rees (BSC’s The Cake) as Schrank/Gladhand, Gordon Stanley (Broadway’s Ragtime) as Doc, Abbey Hunt (Promises, Promises, Stages St. Louis) as Velma, and Christopher Tucci (Lincoln Speaks, Chesterwood) as Krupke.

Rounding out the cast are Julio Catano (The Addams Family national tour) as Pepe, Jerusha Cavazos (Atlanta) as Consuela, Linedy Genao (Broadway’s On Your Feet!) as Rosalia, Hannah Balagot (West Side Story international tour) as Anybodys, Michael Pesko (Guys and Dolls, Fulton Theatre) as Diesel, Dylan Gabriel Hoffinger (Soul Doctor, Lyceum Theatre) as Baby John, Kyle Coffman (Broadway’s Newsies) as A-Rab, Raynor Rubel (Saturday Night Fever, Westchester Broadway) as Snowboy/Big Deal, Kelly Loughran (Fame – The Musical national tour) as Graziella, Jennifer Gruener (Trip of Love) as Pauline, Tamrin Goldberg (Oklahoma!, Goodspeed Musicals) as Francisca, Magdalena Rodriguez (In the Heights, The Engeman Theater) as Teresita, Sarah Crane (Saturday Night Fever, The Walnut Street Playhouse) as Minnie/Margarita, Danny Bevins (The New World, Bucks County Playhouse) as Indio, Antony Sanchez (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Norwegian Cruise Line) as Nibbles, and Brandon Keith Rogers (42nd Street, The Palace Theatre) as a swing.


West Side Story is based on a concept by Robbins, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Robbins directed and choreographed the original production.

Barrington's season also features the world premieres of The Chinese Lady and Well Intentioned White People.

The Chinese Lady, which began performances July 20, includes Shannon Tyo (BSC’s Broadway Bounty Hunter) as Afong Moy and Daniel K. Isaac (Billions) as Atung. Written by Lloyd Suh (Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery), directed by Ralph Peña (Microcrisis, Ma-Yi Theater Company), and presented in a co-production with the Ma-Yi Theater Company, the limited engagement will continue through August 11.

Written by Rachel Lynett and directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene (A Raisin in the Sun, Triad Stage), Well Intentioned White People begins previews August 16 prior to an official opening August 22. The cast will include Myxolydia Tyler (The Mountaintop, Vermont Stage) as Cass, Victoria Frings (Tales of Red Vienna, Manhattan Theatre Club) as Viv, Samy El Noury (Transparent) as Parker, Andrea Cirie (Nora, Cherry Lane Theatre) as Dean West, and Cathryn Wake (Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) as Mara. Performances continue through September 8.

The season will conclude with Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, directed by Julianne Boyd. Performances begin October 3.

For additional information visit BarringtonStageco.org.

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