Olivo and Scaglione Renew West Side Story Contracts

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Producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of West Side Story had two reasons to celebrate this week.
Josefina Scaglione and Karen Olivo
Josefina Scaglione and Karen Olivo Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Not only did the production at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway) break the theatre's box-office record two weeks in a row — grossing $1,366,279.74 for the week ending Dec. 27, 2009, and $1,484,854.50 for the week ending Jan. 3 — but two of the show's stars have renewed their contracts well into 2010.

Tony Award winner Karen Olivo (Anita) and Tony Award nominee Josefina Scaglione (Maria) have both renewed their contracts. Although neither has a final date in the show, both will stay with the production for at least six additional months, according to the musical's press representative.

This production of West Side Story is directed by its two-time Tony Award-winning librettist, Arthur Laurents, with the original Jerome Robbins choreography restaged by Tony Award nominee Joey McKneely.

The cast also features Matthew Hydzik as Tony, John Arthur Greene as Riff, George Akram as Bernardo and Jeremy Jordan as Tony at certain performances with Steve Bassett, Kyle Brenn, Joshua Buscher, Mike Cannon, Kyle Coffman, Sara Dobbs,  Wes Hart, Michael Kleeman, Michael Mastro, Michael Rosen, Lee Sellars, Ryan Steele, Greg Vinkler, Mikey Winslow, Mark Zimmerman, Isaac Calpito, Gabriel Canett, Haley Carlucci, Natalie Cortez, Kristine Covillo, Stephen Diaz, Lindsay Dunn, Marina Lazzaretto, Yanira Marin, Mileyka Mateo, Kaitlin Mesh, Shina Ann Morris, Angelina Mullins, Kat Nejat, Pamela Otterson, Jesus Pacheco, Colt Prattes, Alex Ringler, Sam Rogers, Amy Ryerson, Jennifer Sanchez, Manuel Santos, Phillip Spaeth, Brendon Stimson, Tanairi Sade Vazquez and Michael Williams.

Producers are Kevin McCollum, James L. Nederlander, Jeffrey Seller with Terry Allen Kramer, Sander Jacobs, Roy Furman / Jill Furman Willis, Freddy DeMann, Robyn Goodman / Walt Grossman, Hal Luftig, Roy Miller, The Weinstein Company and Broadway Across America. For more information visit www.broadwaywestsidestory.com.

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