Sunday Treat – Josefina Scaglione (Maria in the New Bilingual West Side Story)

sundae1The lovely Argeninian singer Josefina Scagione was selected by 91-year-old director Arthur Laurents to play Maria for his upcoming Broadway revival of “West Side Story.” He discovered her on youtube! He said, “She has this incredible, ineffable something,” the director says. “She’s trained as an opera singer, she’s trained as a ballet dancer and she’s trained as an actress. It’s unbelievable in somebody that young.”

You can read the entire story in The Wall Street Journal here, and watch a video showcasing the amazing singing of Josefina Scagione on youtube, below:


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