Rita Moreno and Ariana DeBose in ‘West Side Story’

“Hello, birthday queen,” Ariana DeBose said and greeted Rita Moreno, who is new to “West Side Story,” and specifically 90-year-old. It was Sunday afternoon, and DeBose, 30, in his bed at his Upper East Side home, propped up on pillows, with rescue cats Isadora Duncan and Frederick Douglass parading on the occasional Zoom call. Moreno …

‘West Side Story’ Star Ariana DeBose Is Always Ready For Her Next Role

Such a magical entry into the New York theater scene is almost unheard of, and knowing the wealth of opportunity available is rare, DeBose is determined to prove himself worthy of them. “No one can look at my work and say, ‘Why does he have it when you can hire someone else?’ I don’t want …