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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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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