West Side Story Has Found its Maria!


Kylie Sciarra, Staff Writer

Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story” has been cast!

A 17 year old girl from Clifton, New Jersey high school senior, Rachel Zegler beat out more than 30,000 actors all over the world for a role in the “West Side Story” reboot.

Zegler played Maria in a production of “West Side Story” at Bergen PAC in 2017. Rachel has posted dozens of videos of herself singing and making covers on YouTube, including the song “Shallow” from “A Star is Born”.

Rachel is really looking forward to portraying this role. Congratulations Rachel!