Up on the Marquee: ROMEO AND JULIET
ROMEO AND JULIET opens at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre on Thursday, September 19, 2013 following preview performances from Saturday, August 24, 2013. It will star international film star Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad as Shakespeare's titular star-crossed lovers, and directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. As previously announced, the production also stars Tony Award-winning actor Brent Carver (Kiss of the Spider Woman) as Friar Laurence, two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Well, Follies) as the Nurse, and Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life, "House Of Cards") as Lord Capulet. Further casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.
The marquee just went up at the Richard Rodgers and you can check it out below!
While Romeo and Juliet is the most famous love story of all time, this production will mark the first time in 36 years that the play will be produced for Broadway. This version of the classic tale will retain Shakespeare's original language but have a modern setting in which members of the Montague family will be white, and the Capulet family will be black.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride