The Broadway revival of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on September 19. Directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux, the contemporary revival stars film star Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad as the play's star-crossed lovers.
In addition to Bloom as Romeo and Rashad as Juliet, the cast of Romeo and Juliet features two-time Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell as the Nurse, Tony winner Brent Carver as Friar Laurence, Tony winner Chuck Cooper as Lord Capulet, Christian Camargo as Mercutio, Justin Guarini as Paris, Roslyn Ruff as Lady Capulet, Conrad Kemp as Benvolio, Corey Hawkins as Tybalt and Geoffrey Owens as Prince Escalus.
The first Broadway staging in 36 years, Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, Italy, and tells the story of two young lovers whose noble families are locked in a bitter feud. They try to defy the circumstances that forbid their love, with heartbreaking results.
The creative team for Romeo and Juliet includes scenic design by Jesse Poleshuck, costume design by Fabio Toblini, lighting design by David Weiner and sound design by David Van Tieghem.