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Reality TV, Lady Gaga and a Bathtub Rock Reimagined ROMEO & JULIET Tonight in NYC
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Reality TV, Lady Gaga and a Bathtub Rock Reimagined ROMEO & JULIET Tonight in NYC

What do Lady Gaga, Shakespeare, reality TV, and a bathtub have in common? This rocking reimagining of Romeo & Juliet! This weekend, January 27-29, for an Equity Showcase of five performances only at the historic Flamboyan Theatre at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, enjoy a truly unique theatrical experience where the balcony scene as it's never been done before, with Juliet's ambition and sexuality laid bare as she performs her most famous lines in a bathtub!

Journey to a universe where strong women rule: Lady Capulet and Lady Montague head the warring households, a gender-flipped Mercutio is a dangerous rebel, and Juliet has darker demons than ever before. Throughout the show, a live camera feed operated by the Prince and his lackeys is a constant reminder that no one can escape being watched.

Kalista Tazlin (A Crime to Remember) stars as New York's first Indonesian Juliet. Producer and star of the acclaimed film In the Cards, she again teams up with producer/writer/actress Jaime Lubin (playing Mercutio) to present a Romeo & Juliet that takes its stylistic cues from the iconic Lady Gaga videos "Alejandro" and "Judas." Helmed by visionary director Talley Murphy (lauded for her work on the DC Fringe Festival's Macbeth in the Basement), the innovative production features Jimmy Mason as Romeo, Laura Pruden (Law & Order: SVU, The Daily Show) as the Nurse, Daniel Mitura (Gloria) as Paris, Patricia Black (Joy de V.) as Capulet, Lisa Faith Phillips (Savvy Secrets of Successful Mistresses) as Montague, Raphael Corkhill (Lawless, Sons of Liberty) as the Prince, Wesli Spencer (Harlemites) as Tybalt, Julian Mileta (Royal Pains) as the Chief Watchman, John-Michael Hansen as Friar Laurence, Hunter Wolfson as Benvolio, and Kanwar Singh as the Apothecary.

Director Murphy has assembled a design team of some of the city's hottest young talent. She and designer Elizabeth Schweitzer (lighting) have taken Columbia University and Off-Off-Broadway by storm over the past two years. They're thrilled to bring Romeo & Juliet to brilliant new life in this dazzling production.

Get in on the ground floor of this Shakespearean experiment! Tazlin and Lubin plan to develop Romeo & Juliet with a webseries inspired by the production. Don't miss your chance to contribute to R&J Version 1.0! For more information, visit

Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at


Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

An Equity Showcase Production

Directed by Talley Murphy

Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center

107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002

January 27th at 7PM

January 28th at 2PM and 7PM

January 29th at 2PM and 7PM

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