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In the Heights' Andréa Burns Cast in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story

Burns will take on the role of Fausta.

Andréa Burns joins the cast of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story.
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Andréa Burns (In The Heights, On Your Feet!) has been added to Steven Spielberg's West Side Story in a role called Fausta.

Steven Spielberg directs the movie, which is currently shooting in New York City. Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins's stage musical is adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner, with Justin Peck providing choreography, Gustavo Dudamel conducting the score, David Newman providing arrangements, Jeanine Tesori working on vocals, and Matt Sullivan serving as executive music producer.

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