DHARON E. JONES TO REPLACE BEN COOK IN “WEST SIDE STORY” ON BROADWAY
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FOR RELEASE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020
DHARON E. JONES TO PLAY ‘RIFF’ IN
“WEST SIDE STORY”
BEN COOK DEPARTS PRODUCTION DUE TO INJURY
New York, NY – Dharon E. Jones, making his Broadway debut, will succeed actor Ben Cook in the role of ‘Riff’ in the new Broadway production of West Side Story, producers Scott Rudin/Barry Diller/David Geffen announced today.
Mr. Cook sustained an injury on stage last Sunday evening. Mr. Jones currently performs the role of ‘Action’ in the Ivo van Hove/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker production which is currently in previews at the Broadway Theatre.
West Side Story began performances on December 10, 2019, ahead of an official opening night on February 20.
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DHARON E. JONES. A native of Brooklyn, Jones began dancing at the National Dance Institute and went on to graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, appearing in Grease, In the Heights, and Beauty and the Beast. Recent credits: Little Shop of Horrors as Orin Scrivello, DDS (site-specific at Ithaca College), Newsies, 1776. Film: Champions, Saturday Church. Television: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” West Side Story marks his Broadway debut.
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