Dharon E. Jones Takes Over As Riff In Broadway's 'West Side Story'

Dharon E. Jones will make his Broadway debut in the role of ‘Riff’ in the new Broadway production of West Side Story. He is replacing actor Ben Cook who is departing the production due to injury.

Cook sustained an injury on stage last Sunday evening. Jones currently performs the role of ‘Action’ in the Ivo van Hove/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker production which is in previews at the Broadway Theatre.  West Side Story began performances on December 10, 2019, ahead of an official opening night on February 20.

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 inGrease, In the Heights,andBeauty and theBeast. Recent credits:Little Shop of Horrorsas 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.