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Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE

The cast for Romeo & Bernadette features Nikita Burshteyn (Newsies), Anna Kostakis (Romeo & Bernadette), Carlos Lopez (Man of La Mancha), and more!

The Off-Broadway production of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, with book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman, music adapted from classic Italian melodies, directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen, and starring the original cast, officially opened on Monday, May 16 at Theater 555 (555 West 42nd Street - between 10th and 11th Avenues).

Check out photos from opening night below!

Romeo-yes, THAT Romeo-finds himself in 1960 Brooklyn, chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet. But no, it's Bernadette, the beautiful, foul-mouthed daughter of a crime family in this wild spoof of Shakespeare's timeless tale.

The returning original cast for Romeo & Bernadette features Nikita Burshteyn (Newsies), Anna Kostakis (Romeo & Bernadette), Carlos Lopez (Man of La Mancha), Michael Marotta (Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia), Michael Notardonato (Romeo & Bernadette), Ari Raskin (Romeo & Bernadette), Troy Valjean Rucker (August Rush) Zach Schanne (Pippin), and Viet Vo (Viet Gone).

The creative team includes Walt Spangler (Scenic Design), Joseph Shrope (Costume Design), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), Andrew Keister (Sound Design), ""Daniel Lynn Evans (Hair Design),Aaron Gandy (Music Director), Steve Orich (Musical Supervision/Arrangements/Orchestrations), Kathryn Ann Wright (Associate Choreographer). Christine Viega is the Production Stage Manager. Casting is by Carol Hanzel Casting, CSA.

Romeo & Bernadette was developed and presented by Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) at A.R.T./NY Theatres. The production received nominations for "Best Musical" (Off Broadway Alliance), "Outstanding Lyrics - Mark Saltzman" and "Outstanding Music - Mark Saltzman" (Drama Desk Awards) and was awarded "Best Book" (Mark Saltzman) and "Best Supporting Actress" (Judy McLane) by the Outer Critics Circle.

Photo credit: Tricia Baron

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Curtain Call

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Judy McLane, Carlos Lopez, Eric Krebs, Anna Kostakis, Nikita Burshteyn

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Nikita Burshteyn

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Anna Kostakis

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Nikita Burshteyn and Anna Kostakis

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Ari Raskin

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Michael Notardonato

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Judy McLane

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Carlos Lopez

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Michael Marotta

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Troy Valjean Rucker

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Zach Schanne

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Viet Vo

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Lisa Graye, Daniel Wisniewski, Lyn Philistine, Charles Osborne

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Aaron Gandy, Denise Puricelli, Andrew McNamara, Jon Berger, Simon Hutchings

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Ken Billington

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Joseph Shrope

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
NY City Councilman Erik Bottcher

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Richard Ridge and NY City Councilman Erik Bottcher

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Suzanne Krebs and Eric Krebs

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Mark Saltzman and Attila Szkuklik

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Mark William

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Eric Krebs and Donna Trinkoff

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Mark Saltzman

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Justin Ross Cohen

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Richard Ridge and Mark William

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Paul Rolnick and Karen Mason

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Martin Silvestri and Christine Andreas

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Anna Kostakis and Judy McLane

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Anna Kostakis, Judy McLane, Carlos Lopez

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Michael Marotta and Carlos Lopez

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Viet Vo, Judy McLane, Anna Kostakis, Carlos Lopez, Zach Schanne

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Ari Raskin, Judy McLane, Anna Kostakis

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
Viet Vo, Nikita Burshteyn, Michael Marotta, Troy Valjean Rucker, Carlos Lopez, Michael Notardonato, Zach Schanne

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of ROMEO & BERNADETTE
The Full Company and Mark Saltzman



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