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Ariana DeBose Joins 'The Prom' Movie, Takes Over for Ariana Grande

Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose has joined the cast of the upcoming movie musical The Prom as Alyssa, the role that was originally offered to pop star Ariana Grande, according to Deadline.

Grande was originally expected to star in the movie when the initial announcement of the film was made, but she had to drop out because of scheduling conflicts.

DeBose joins a star-studded cast that included Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Awkwafina, Kerry Washington, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Ryan Murphy is directing the film for Netflix. The musical is based on the Tony-nominated Broadway show, which closed this summer.

DeBose just finished filming the upcoming West Side Story movie remake with Steven Spielberg and she earned a Tony nomination for her work in the musical Summer.

Ariana DeBose & David Alvarez Hit the Streets for 'West Side Story' Dance Scene!

Ariana DeBose & David Alvarez are hard at work on West Side Story!

The co-stars hit the streets for another dance scene on Saturday afternoon (July 27) in Harlem, New York.

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For the scene, Ariana, who is playing Anita, donned a stunning yellow dress with a red underskirt. Meanwhile, David, who is portraying Bernardo, got into character in a black polo and beige pants.

Earlier this week, the film’s lead Ansel Elgort filmed a late-night scene with director Steven Spielberg.

West Side Story is set to hit theaters on December 18, 2020.

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Baz Luhrmann Gets Lots of Celeb Support at 'Moulin Rouge' Broadway Opening!

Baz Luhrmann steps out for the opening night performance of Broadway’s Moulin Rouge musical on Thursday (July 25) at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City.

The 56-year-old filmmaker, who wrote and directed the film version, was joined at the event by his wife Catherine Martin, as well as Vogue‘s Anna Wintour and her daughter Bee Shaffer.

Baz and Catherine are credited by the production for their “creative services.”

More stars in attendance at the event included Billy Eichner, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney, Gloria Estefan and husband Emilio, as well as Broadway stars Stephanie Styles, Bernadette Peters, Ariana DeBose, Nick Adams, Jessica Vosk, and Steven Pasquale, plus producer Jordan Roth.

You’ve gotta see the incredible video that Jordan made on the stage of the theatre!

FYI: Anna is wearing Dolce&Gabbana. Stephanie is wearing a Marchesa dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Jordan is wearing Zac Posen.

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Ariana DeBose & David Alvarez Film 'West Side Story's Iconic 'America' Scene

Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez are working on an iconic moment from West Side Story!

The co-stars were seen while shooting the film’s “America” scene on Friday afternoon (July 19) in New York City.

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For the scene, Ariana, who is playing Anita, donned a stunning yellow dress with a red underskirt. Meanwhile, David, who is portraying Bernardo, got into character in a black polo and beige pants.

After a dramatic dance routine, the on-screen couple shared a kiss at the end of the scene.

Earlier in the month, we also got our first look at Mike Faist playing Riff while filming the “Jet Song” with his co-stars.

West Side Story will hit theaters on December 18, 2020.

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Ariana DeBose Films 'West Side Story' Scene with David Alvarez!

Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez stand on a stoop while filming a scene for the upcoming remake of the musical West Side Story on Sunday (July 14) in New York City.

The movie is being directed by Steven Spielberg and Ariana is playing the iconic role of Anita while David is portraying Bernardo.

Over the weekend we also got our first look at Mike Faist playing Riff while filming the “Jet Song” with his co-stars.

Ariana is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway musical Summer. David previously won a Tony Award for playing the title role in the musical Billy Elliott.

West Side Story will hit theaters on December 18, 2020.

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Ariana DeBose as Anita in 'West Side Story' Movie - First Look!

Steven Spielberg is hard at work on the upcoming movie remake of the classic musical West Side Story and he just shared the first look at Ariana DeBose as Anita.

The 28-year-old actress is a Tony-nominated Broadway star who has previously starred in the musicals Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Hamilton.

Anita gets to sing the iconic song “America” in the musical.

Also starring in the upcoming film are Ansel Elgort as Tony, newcomer Rachel Zegler as Maria, Ana Isabelle as Rosalia, Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank, and Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke.

West Side Story will hit theaters on December 18, 2020.

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