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Laura Osnes, Norbert Leo Butz & More Stars Heat Up the Allen Room at MTC's Winter Benefit

Laura Osnes, Norbert Leo Butz & More Stars Heat Up the Allen Room at MTC's Winter Benefit
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Broadway favorites Laura Osnes, Norbert Leo Butz and more stars light up the stage at the Manhattan Theatre Club Winter Gala, held at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on February 3, 2014.

Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad, Will Hit Movie Theaters Nationwide in February

Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad, Will Hit Movie Theaters Nationwide in February

Maybe Romeo and Juliet would have worked out if they'd just gone to the movies together? Just a little bit of dating advice. And now here's some entertainment advice: This winter, Screenvision and newly formed company BroadwayHD will bring director David Leveaux's Broadway revival of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to movie theatres nationwide. Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, the ...

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Eyes, Look Your Last! Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad, to End Broadway Run

Eyes, Look Your Last! Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad, to End Broadway Run

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 ...

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Joan Rivers Pines for Orlando Bloom, Ricky Martin Wants to Go It Alone and More Lessons of the Week

Joan Rivers Pines for Orlando Bloom, Ricky Martin Wants to Go It Alone and More Lessons of the Week

As the lights come down on another busy week on Broadway, we’ve learned a ton of fascinating lessons from our favorite stars. From Jonathan Groff's HBO sexcapades to Lesli Margherita's poop-topped cookie, check out what we've learned from all the cool (and borderline crazy) stuff that's come our way in the last seven days.


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Joan Rivers Shares a Flirty Backstage Visit With Romeo and Juliet's Condola Rashad & Orlando Bloom

Joan Rivers Shares a Flirty Backstage Visit With Romeo and Juliet's Condola Rashad & Orlando Bloom
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David Leveaux's contemporary revival of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet continues to attract famous fans eager to see Orlando Bloom make his Broadway debut as the heartsick Romeo opposite two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad as his one-and-only Juliet. On November 9, Queen of Comedy Joan Rivers, Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Ellen Burstyn, fashion designer and Project Runway judge Michael ...

What's Up, Condola Rashad? The Romeo and Juliet Star on Her Band's Brand New Rocking Single 'Save'

What's Up, Condola Rashad? The Romeo and Juliet Star on Her Band's Brand New Rocking Single 'Save'

To say that two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad has been having quite a year would be a big understatement. The gifted actress and musician scored her second Tony nomination for her understated and nuanced performance as Thelma in the The Trip to Bountiful, took on the iconic and devastating role of Juliet Capulet in David Leveaux's contemporary Broadway revival of ...

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The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Tony Winner Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams, Set for Lifetime Screen Reboot

The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Tony Winner Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams, Set for Lifetime Screen Reboot

The Broadway journey may be over for the recent revival of The Trip to Bountiful, but the story of Carrie Watts will live on in a new Lifetime TV remake of Horton Foote’s celebrated play. Featuring Tony winner Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams reprising their roles from the Broadway production, the new small screen adaptation will begin filming November 4 ...

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Mark Ruffalo, Tracie Thoms & Ellen Greene Feel the Romance at Romeo and Juliet

Mark Ruffalo, Tracie Thoms & Ellen Greene Feel the Romance at Romeo and Juliet
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David Leveaux's contemporary revival of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet continues to attract famous fans eager to see Orlando Bloom make his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad. On October 9, two-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo (who directed Bloom in the 2010 film Sympathy for Delicious), Tracie Thoms (who co-starred with Rashad in 2011's Stick Fly), and Tony ...

Liv Tyler Cheers on Her Lord of the Rings Co-Star Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet

Liv Tyler Cheers on Her Lord of the Rings Co-Star Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet

Oh Romeo, you have a visitor! Screen star and rock 'n' roll daughter Liv Tyler took a trip to fair Verona on September 26 to congratulate her former Lord of the Rings co-star Orlando Bloom on his Broadway debut in Romeo and Juliet. After seeing Bloom and Condola Rashad bring Shakespeare’s tragedy to life on stage, Tyler headed backstage at the ...

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Squigs Captures the Rapturous Romance of Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad in Romeo and Juliet

Squigs Captures the Rapturous Romance of Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad in Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet is getting a riveting Broadway revival starring Orlando Bloom as the sensitive hero and Condola Rashad as his true love. The Bard's heartbreaking tale of star-crossed lovers from warring families also stars (clockwise from top) Corey Hawkins as Tybalt, Chuck Cooper as Lord Capulet, Roslyn Ruff as Lady Capulet, Jayne Houdyshell as ...

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Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad & the Stars of Romeo and Juliet Toast to True Love on Opening Night

Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad & the Stars of Romeo and Juliet Toast to True Love on Opening Night

On opening night of Broadway's Romeo and Juliet, stars Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad and the rest of the cast shared why Shakespeare's drama is still the ultimate love story and how their contemporary revival is surprising audiences.

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It’s a Ravishing Opening Night for Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad

It’s a Ravishing Opening Night for Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad
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Audiences are in for a night of romance and rivalry when they head to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to see the new Main Stem mounting of Romeo and Juliet. Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad crank up the sexual and dramatic tension as the starry-eyed and star-crossed lovers in David Leveaux's contemporary revival of William Shakespeare's classic, which also stars Brent ...

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Opens on Broadway

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Opens on Broadway

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 ...

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Take a Tantalizing First Look at Broadway's Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad

Take a Tantalizing First Look at Broadway's Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad
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In fair Verona New York City, where we lay our scene, the contemporary revival of Romeo and Juliet has landed on Broadway, and we’ve got a first look at this exciting production, photographed by Carol Rosegg. Directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux, this Main Stem mounting of Shakespeare's tragedy tells the story of two young "star-cross'd lovers" whose families ...

Watch Romeo and Juliet's Orlando Bloom Chat With Jimmy Fallon About Being a Broadway Newbie

Watch Romeo and Juliet's Orlando Bloom Chat With Jimmy Fallon About Being a Broadway Newbie

Orlando Bloom is making his Broadway debut opposite Condola Rashad in a contemporary revival of Romeo and Juliet. The film star dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 17 to discuss why he decided to take on Shakespeare’s tragedy, which his mother equated to "climbing Mount Everest without an oxygen tank." Bloom also dished about wanting his ...

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Romeo and Juliet's Jayne Houdyshell on Finding Humor and Freshness in Shakespeare's Tragedy

Romeo and Juliet's Jayne Houdyshell on Finding Humor and Freshness in Shakespeare's Tragedy

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Since receiving her first Tony nomination for her Broadway debut as a demanding mother in 2003’s Well, Jayne Houdyshell has played some outlandish characters on the Great White Way. She lorded over Shiz University as Wicked’s Madame Morrible, drew laughs as the meddling Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie and delivered her best “Broadway Baby” as ...

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Romeo and Juliet's Condola Rashad on 'Heartthrob' Orlando Bloom and Why Shakespeare Makes Her Better

Romeo and Juliet's Condola Rashad on 'Heartthrob' Orlando Bloom and Why Shakespeare Makes Her Better

Condola Rashad wowed Broadway audiences in a Tony-nominated debut performance as the resentful, college-bound Cheryl in Kenny Leon's 2011 production of Stick Fly. After earning rave reviews as Shelby in Lifetime's 2012 remake of Steel Magnolias (also directed by Leon), Rashad joined acting legend Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. in The Trip to Bountiful and earned her ...

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Denzel Washington Declares His Love for Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad

Denzel Washington Declares His Love for Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad
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Denzel Washington definitely knows his Shakespeare (he played the title role in Public Theater's 1990 production of Richard III and appeared on Broadway as Brutus in Julius Caesar in 2005), but the Oscar and Tony winner brushed up on the Bard when he went to see the new contemporary revival of Romeo and Juliet. On September 7, Washington, who will ...

Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Begins Performances on Broadway

Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Begins Performances on Broadway

What light through yonder window breaks? It's Romeo and Juliet! The new contemporary revival of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, starring Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad, begins preview performances on August 24 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux, Romeo and Juliet opens on September 19.

The first Broadway staging in 36 years ...

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Romeo and Juliet's Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad Chat About Their 'Immediate Connection' on GMA

Romeo and Juliet's Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad Chat About Their 'Immediate Connection' on GMA

Romeo and Juliet headliners Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad headed to Good Morning America on August 22, and the duo seemed more like old pals than new co-stars. Both actors have already experienced success (Rashad is a two-time Tony nominee for Stick Fly and The Trip to Bountiful, and Bloom is best known as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord ...

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Romeo and Juliet's Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad Show Off Their Red-Hot Chemistry in Times Square

Romeo and Juliet's Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad Show Off Their Red-Hot Chemistry in Times Square
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Rehearsals have begun for the upcoming contemporary revival of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's tragic tale of the world's most famous star-crossed lovers. International film star Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad star as the titular lovers in the sure-to-be gorgeous production, which will be directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux. Before previews begin on August 24 ...

Tickets Now On Sale For Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad

Tickets Now On Sale For Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad

The Montagues and Capulets are back! Tickets are now on sale for a new Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, starring Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad as the world's most famous star-crossed lovers. Directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux, Romeo and Juliet begins performances on August 24 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ...

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Adepero Oduye to Succeed Her Steel Magnolias Co-Star Condola Rashad in The Trip to Bountiful

Adepero Oduye to Succeed Her Steel Magnolias Co-Star Condola Rashad in The Trip to Bountiful

Adepero Oduye will make her Broadway debut in the revival of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful beginning July 16, succeeding Tony nominee Condola Rashad as Thelma. Rashad played her final performance in the production on July 14 to star in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom.

Directed by Michael Wilson, The Trip to Bountiful ...

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Casting Complete for Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad

Casting Complete for Romeo and Juliet, Starring Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad

Casting is complete for David Leveaux's upcoming Broadway production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The world's most famous story of star-crossed love, starring Orlando Bloom and Tony nominee Condola Rashad, will be bought to life at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 24, with opening night set for September 19.

In addition to previously announced featured players Brent Carver ...

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The Journey Continues! The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Cicely Tyson, Extends Through October

The Journey Continues! The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Cicely Tyson, Extends Through October

The Trip to Bountiful, starring Tony winner Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams extended on Broadway through October 9. Directed by Michael Wilson, the Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s classic drama was originally scheduled to play through September 1 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The production opened on April 23.

In addition to Tyson, Gooding and Williams, The ...

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