Corbin Bleu & Ashley Argota to Take Over Lead Roles in ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

Corbin Bleu & Ashley Argota to Take Over Lead Roles in ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

Ashley Argota (ABC Family's 'The Fosters') will take over the role of Juliet in Rockwell Table and Stage's production of ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD. In addition, High School Musical star Corbin Bleu (Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS, GODSPELL) and GLEE's Samuel Larsen will alternate in the role of Romeo.

The show is set to reopen on May 9th and run Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, due to popular demand.

ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and dining, recently presented the world premiere of the iconic unbeatable couple, William Shakespeare meets Pat Benatar in the rock spectacle, ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, produced by Kate Pazakis, with musical direction by Brad Hooks, choreography by Chris Downey and written & directed by Bradley Bredeweg & Kelley Parker.

ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD is a massive new production with a twist on the beloved tale of two lovers. Mixing the brilliance of Shakespeare with the anthemic, epic and timeless songs of Pat Benatar. This modern day musical will both move you to tears and make you want to move your feet to such classics as "We Belong,' "Heartbreaker," "Invincible" and the title song!

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Corbin Bleu made his Broadway stage debut in 2010 as the lead character, bodega-owner Usnavi, in the critically acclaimed musical In the Heights. In 2012, he took over the role of Jesus in the Broadway revival of 'Godspell.'

The actor starred in the Emmy-award winning Disney ChannelOriginal Movie "High School Musical" and its sequel, "High School Musical 2" alongside Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale. "High School Musical 2" premiered to 18 million viewers, making it the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie in history and the overall highest rated program in cable history.

Following to the worldwide success of "High School Musical," Bleu reprised his role in "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." The film broke opening weekend records and grossed over $250 million worldwide.

On stage, he starred in the Off-Broadway production of Tiny Tim Is Dead as well as Brothers of the Knight withDebbie Allen. He attended the prestigious Debbie Allen DANCE ACADEMY and then attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theatre Major. He most recently appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars where he finished in second place.


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