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VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks Audra McDonald & WEST SIDE STORY on THE LATE LATE SHOW

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DeBose plays Anita in Steven Spielberg's new West Side Story film.

Ariana DeBose appeared on the Late Late Show With James Corden to discuss her Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award-nominated performance in West Side Story.

Watch the interview, in which DeBose also discusses Audra McDonald stopping her in the airport after finding out about her award nominations, below!

Ariana DeBose was recently seen in The Prom on Netfilx and in Apple's musical series Schmigadoon! She was also seen on Broadway in Hamilton, Summer: the Donna Summer Musical, A Bronx Musical, Pippin, Motown, and Bring It On.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, "West Side Story" tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. The film is set to be released in theaters on December 10.

This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Brian d'Arcy James (Officer Krupke); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); with Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works); and introducing Rachel Zegler (Maria.) Moreno - one of only three artists to be honored with Academy®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, Tony® and Peabody Awards - also serves as one of the film's executive producers.

Bringing together the best of both Broadway and Hollywood, the film's creative team includes Kushner, who also served as an executive producer; Tony Award® winner Justin Peck, who choreographed the musical numbers in the film; renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor and GRAMMY Award® winner Gustavo Dudamel, who helmed the recording of the iconic score; Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman ("Anastasia"), who arranged the score, Tony Award®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori ("Fun Home," "Thoroughly Modern Millie"), who supervised the cast on vocals; and GRAMMY®-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan ("Beauty and the Beast," "Chicago"), who serves as executive music producer for the film.



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