Rialto Chatter: ROMEO AND JULIET Coming Back to Broadway in 2013?
According to a recent Equity audition notice, Romeo and Juliet might be heading back to Broadway in the near future, with auditions taking place at the end of the month. The Shakespearan classic might also embark on a national tour in 2013. A production timeline has not been announced.
Click here to check out the audition notice.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays.
The most recent Broadway production took place at the Circle in the Square Theatre in 1977, and starred Pamela Payton-Wright and Paul Rudd. A film version of the play, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, is currently in post-preduction.