Casting Call For Spielberg’s “West Side Story”

20th Century Fox is holding an open casting call in New York City for the lead roles in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” a new film version of the Broadway musical.

Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner has written the adaptation of the 1957 musical originally written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard Bernstein.

Casting directors are looking to fill the lead roles of Maria, Anita, Bernardo, Tony and Riff. Maria and Anita are Latina, Bernardo is Latino, and Tony and Riff are Caucasian.

Those auditioning should be between 15 and 25 years old, must be able to sing, and a strong dance background is required. Casting call information is as follows:

Sunday, April 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Julia De Burgos Performance and Arts Center
1680 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Please prepare a short cut (16 bars) of a classic musical theatre song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Please also bring a recent photo and resume with contact information stapled back-to-back to leave behind.

If you cannot attend this open call, please email a video of yourself singing with your headshot, resume and contact information to

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