Parting really is such sweet sorrow! For never was a story of more woe than to know that William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, starring Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad, will end its Broadway run on December 8. The contemporary revival, directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux, will have played 27 previews and 93 regular performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre at the time of closing.
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.
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 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.