What to Expect on the West Side Story?
Like any other musical comedy, West Side Story talks about two teenage lovebirds whose families and friends are in a deep rivalry. In this case, Tony is the Romeo while Maria is the Juliet. The hostility is between the two groups, Puerto Ricans and the Sharks (leader of the jets). Officer Krupke and Lieutenant. Schrank is leading the Ricans towards the Sharks, creating a 'thunder' between the two.
During the night dance, Riff (Jet's leader) decides to challenge Bernardo (Shark's leader). He plans to lure Tony, his best friend, who was previously engaged with the jets to get back to the gang. He is not so sure if Tony will fall for the trick. After some persuasion, Tony side-heartedly agrees to the plan.
There's some heavy tension on the dance night between the gangs. Tony finally arrives; he gets in love-at-first-sight with Maria, Bernardo's younger sister. They end up dancing together, an act that Bernardo displeases Bernardo. This incident leads to a fistfight, which triggers Tony into murdering Bernardo.
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The crew fully prepared to entertain us come March 2nd include Ansel Elgort as Tony, Mike Faist as Riff, Rachel Zegler as Maria, Rita Moreno as Valentina, Ariana DeBose as Anita, Josh André Rivera as Chino, Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank, Iris Menas as Anybodys, David Aviles Morales as Anibal, Sebastian Serra as Braulio, Ricardo Zayas as Chago, Carlos E Gonzalez as Chucho, Ricky Ubeda as Flaco, Andrei Chagas as Jochi, Adriel Flete as Julito and Jacob Guzman as Junior.
In Other News
Ariana DeBose has won her SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. The news was announced on West Side Story’s Twitter account earlier today. Cheers to this phenomenal actress and to many notable roles in the future!