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Jennifer Lopez is West Side Story's Anita

Jennifer Lopez is West Side Story's Anita

Jennifer Lopez portrays defiant Latina immigrant Anita and helps re-create scenes from the beloved 1961 film version of West Side Story.

The 39-year-old singer/actress watched the film “37 times” as a kid growing up in the Bronx. Says Lopez, “I never wanted to be that wimpy Maria, who sits around pining for her guy. I wanted to be Anita, who danced her way to the top.”

West Side Story is currently playing on Broadway. Tickets available now!

In semi-related news, Jennifer was/is rumored to be involved in the big screen adaptation of the Broadway hit In The Heights.

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