Ariana DeBose featured on the cover of Out magazine for the 2021 Out100
To celebrate its 300th issue, Out Magazine is hosting a week of celebrations with new covers unveiled every day. Today, it was revealed that Broadway veteran and star of the upcoming West Side Story film, Ariana DeBose, is the latest of six covers to feature.
Previous cover stars include Elvira, Elliot Page, Law Roach, Governor Jared Polis and Symone.
In the interview, DeBose talks about being an Afro-Latinx queer woman creating forays for the unrepresented.
“I’m a queer biracial Afro-Latina who identifies with black people,” she said. I say it frequently, and some people don’t quite understand it, but most people understand it … I am America. I’m just damn close to every member of every marginalized community possible. “
She also spoke about West Side Story, PBS’s Wicked in Concert, the importance of art and theater in today’s political climate, coming out and stereotypes, and more.
The issue will be released on November 22, 2021 and is available digitally today.
Check out the photos below!
Ariana DeBose was recently seen in her Tony-nominated role of Disco Donna in SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. Other Broadway credits include: Jane in the original Broadway cast of A Bronx Tale, HAMILTON: An American Musical, the Tony Winning cover of Pippin as a Leading Player, directed by Diane Paulus. During the 2013 Broadway season, she premiered the role of Mary Wilson of the Supremes (cover of Diana Ross) in “Motown the Musical” and Nautica in “Bring It On the Musical” by Andy Blankenbuhler. Other credits include: Top 20 finalist on season 6 of the FOX hit So You Think You Can Dance; OLTL Star Crossed Lovers Series. “
She made her New York debut in Steven Sondhiem’s ”COMPANY” with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Paul Gemigani, with Neil Patrick Harris, Martha Plimpton of Raising Hope, Christina Hendricks of Mad Men, Stephen Colbert and the great Patti LuPone .