The Broadway production of & Juliet starts tonight, 28 October 2022, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York.
The show officially opens on 7 November 2022.
Also today, the & Juliet Broadway cast recording is released. Listen and buy it now.
Producers of the show have also dropped a new teaser video, with Lorna Courtney singing Baby One More Time.
The Broadway cast of & Juliet includes Lorna Courtney (West Side Story, Dear Evan Hansen) as Juliet, Tony winner Paulo Szot as Lance, Tony nominee Stark Sands as Shakespeare, Betsy Wolfe as Anne Hathaway, Justin David Sullivan as May, Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo, Philippe Arroyo as Francois, and original West End cast member Melanie La Barrie as Nurse.
Other cast include Brandon Antonio, Michael Iván Carrier, Nico DeJesus, Nicholas Edwards, Virgil Gadson, Bobby “Pocket” Horner, Joomin Hwang, Megan Kane, Alaina Vi Maderal, Daniel J. Maldonado, Joe Moeller, Brittany Nicholas, Veronica Otim, Jasmine Rafael, Matt Raffy, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Rachel Webb.
The Broadway debut follows the show’s North American premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.
The West End production of & Juliet is playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, starring Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet, Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, Cassidy Janson as Anne Hathaway, Malinda Parris as the Nurse, Julius D’Silva as Lance and Tom Francis as Romeo.
The show features the music of songwriter Max Martin, with many of hits written for Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, included such as Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Love Me Like You Do, Confident, It’s My Life, Can’t Feel My Face and the roof-raising Roar. The show’s book is written Schitt’s Creek writer and Emmy winner David West Read.
The Broadway production has the same creative team as the UK, with direction by Luke Sheppard, choreography from Jennifer Weber, set design by Soutra Gilmour and costume design by Paloma Young. The music is arranged by Tony and Grammy Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman, and casting is by Stephen Kopel and Carrie Gardner.
Director Luke Sheppard is also directing Rob Madge in My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?), which is currently playing at the Garrick Theatre in London.