Open Casting Call for Steven Spielberg’s New Version of “West Side Story”

Oscar-Winning Director Looking For Actors For Key Lead Roles

LOS ANGELES--()--Twentieth Century Fox is having an open casting call in New York City for the lead roles in “West Side Story,” a new film version of the Broadway musical to be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Oscar nominated screenwriter and 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. They 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.
Julia De Burgos Performance and Arts Center
1680 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029

begins at 9:00 a.m.

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

There will also be a casting call in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, May 5, 2018.


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Kristin Stark, 818-733-9685

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