ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews

LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/19/13 at 02:20pm
Post 'em here, friends!

Having not yet ventured to the Rodgers, but *having seen the director's work previously, I'm anxious to hear what the critics make of this lstest Billy Shakes offering.

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- M :)

LimelightMike's 2010-2011 Theatergoing Schedule: THE PITMEN PAINTERS (10.03.10) A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (10.10.10) BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (10.16.10) THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (11.06.10) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (11.13.10) BRIEF ENCOUNTER (11.22.10) THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW (11.28.10) LA BETE (12.23.10) A SMALL FIRE (01.13.11) THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON (03.09.11) ARCADIA (03.16.11) BLACK TIE (03.19.11) PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (03.21.11) THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (03.26.11) BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (03.30.11) GHETTO KLOWN (03.31.11) HOW TO SUCCEED... (04.07.11) ANYTHING GOES (04.12.11) JERUSALEM (04.20.11) SISTER ACT (04.29.11) iHO: (05.22.11)
Updated On: 9/19/13 at 02:20 PM
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
ROMEO & KJUIT (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/19/13 at 02:22pm
Never heard of it. Sounds like a weird ripoff of Shakespeare, though.

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Updated On: 9/19/13 at 02:22 PM
ghostlight2
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joined:12/5/04
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/19/13 at 03:14pm
FYI, tickets for opening night are available if anyone feels like going. It appears there's lots of available tickets. It's even up at TKTS for 50% off.
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PJPan
Chorus Member
joined:5/6/13
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/19/13 at 03:23pm
Seeing it on Saturday matinee...will pop back in after that!
LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/19/13 at 04:24pm
LOL @ Jordan.

My phone's retarded.
LimelightMike's 2010-2011 Theatergoing Schedule: THE PITMEN PAINTERS (10.03.10) A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (10.10.10) BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (10.16.10) THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (11.06.10) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (11.13.10) BRIEF ENCOUNTER (11.22.10) THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW (11.28.10) LA BETE (12.23.10) A SMALL FIRE (01.13.11) THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON (03.09.11) ARCADIA (03.16.11) BLACK TIE (03.19.11) PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (03.21.11) THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (03.26.11) BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (03.30.11) GHETTO KLOWN (03.31.11) HOW TO SUCCEED... (04.07.11) ANYTHING GOES (04.12.11) JERUSALEM (04.20.11) SISTER ACT (04.29.11) iHO: (05.22.11)
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/19/13 at 10:01pm
One word sums them up - Brutal
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South Fl Marc
Broadway Legend
joined:6/23/04
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/19/13 at 11:08pm
Here's another word....... "justified".
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LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/19/13 at 11:37pm
BUMP.
LimelightMike's 2010-2011 Theatergoing Schedule: THE PITMEN PAINTERS (10.03.10) A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (10.10.10) BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (10.16.10) THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (11.06.10) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (11.13.10) BRIEF ENCOUNTER (11.22.10) THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW (11.28.10) LA BETE (12.23.10) A SMALL FIRE (01.13.11) THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON (03.09.11) ARCADIA (03.16.11) BLACK TIE (03.19.11) PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (03.21.11) THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (03.26.11) BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (03.30.11) GHETTO KLOWN (03.31.11) HOW TO SUCCEED... (04.07.11) ANYTHING GOES (04.12.11) JERUSALEM (04.20.11) SISTER ACT (04.29.11) iHO: (05.22.11)
RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/20/13 at 12:05am
I really had high expectations. Oh well, you can't what you want always in theatre.
NewYorkTheater
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/10
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/20/13 at 05:46am

There is nothing terribly wrong with this “Romeo and Juliet,” but there is little that is especially thrilling, or deeply moving, or thematically coherent. ...
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CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/20/13 at 09:01am
No one posted any of the reviews?
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everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/20/13 at 01:21pm
BUMPING for actual reviews. Anybody? Or do people just stop caring about this production?


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aaronb
Broadway Star
joined:6/3/12
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/20/13 at 01:58pm
TIME OUT gave it three stars.
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aaronb
Broadway Star
joined:6/3/12
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/20/13 at 02:00pm
"The concept ought to inform an entire production and shed light on Shakespeare’s classic tale about the timelessness of love and the bad timing of impetuous youths in love. But, as with many of Leveaux’s slick and often empty forays onto Broadway, the color-coding is only skin deep ... Like the lead actors, it’s pretty to look at, but seldom connects with anything deep."
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suestorm
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/13
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/20/13 at 03:45pm
Taboo, CpnHook you can see a roundup of the reviews in the BWW News section. unfrtly, they were mostly bad saying it was a bit gimmicky and the chemistry was off.
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willep
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joined:9/20/08
ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 9/20/13 at 03:51pm
Brantley wasn't as harsh as I was expecting. He enjoyed the first act quite a bit, and thought Bloom is giving a "first-rate Broadway debut."
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