& Juliet to open on broadway this fall
& JULIET TO OPEN ON BROADWAY THIS FALL
OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING WEST END HIT SET TO OPEN
NOVEMBER 17, 2022 AT THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM THEATRE
PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 28, 2022
BOOK BY DAVID WEST READ
THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING WRITER FROM “SCHITT’S CREEK”
SONGS FROM FIVE-TIME GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING
SONGWRITER/PRODUCER MAX MARTIN
STARRING TONY AWARD-WINNER PAULO SZOT,
BETSY WOLFE, STARK SANDS, JUSTIN DAVID SULLIVAN,
MELANIE LA BARRIE, BEN JACKSON WALKER, PHILIPPE ARROYO
AND INTRODUCING LORNA COURTNEY AS ‘JULIET’
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY AT 10:00 AM ET EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH TODAYTIX
New York, NY (July 7, 2022) — The Olivier Award-winning original musical & Juliet will have its highly anticipated Broadway premiere this fall, the show’s producers announced today. Currently playing a long-awaited pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto, & Juliet will transfer directly to Broadway, with previews beginning October 28, 2022 ahead of a November 17, 2022 opening at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). Tickets are available today at 10:00 am ET exclusively through the TodayTix app or on todaytix.com, marking the first-ever Broadway Musical pre-sale for the digital ticketing platform. Beginning Wednesday, July 13, tickets will be available at andjulietbroadway.com.
With a book by David West Read, the Emmy Award-winning writer from “Schitt’s Creek,” music from legendary five-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Max Martin, direction by Luke Sheppard and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Jennifer Weber, & Juliet uses some of the most beloved pop songs of the last three decades to tell a multi-generational story of self-discovery, empowerment and love.
It was also announced today that newcomer Lorna Courtney, currently starring in the North American Premiere, will reprise her role as ‘Juliet’ on Broadway this fall, alongside Tony Award-winner Paulo Szot as ‘Lance,’ Betsy Wolfe as ‘Anne Hathaway’ (no, not that one – the wife of William Shakespeare), Tony Award nominee Stark Sands as ‘Shakespeare,’ Justin David Sullivan as ‘May,’ Melanie La Barrie as ‘Nurse’ (who originated the role in the West End), Ben Jackson Walker as ‘Romeo’ and Philippe Arroyo as ‘Francois,’ all currently starring in the Toronto production. The current ensemble includes Brandon Antonio, Nico DeJesus, Nicholas Edwards, Virgil Gadson, Katy Geraghty, Bobby "Pocket" Horner, Joomin Hwang, Michael Iván Carrier, Alaina Vi Maderal, Daniel J. Maldonado, Joe Moeller, Brittany Nicholas, Veronica Otim, Jasmine Rafael, Matt Raffy, Tiernan Tunnicliffe and Rachel Webb.
“I’m so thrilled that Broadway audiences will get to share in the joy of & Juliet,” Martin said. “I’ve had the incredible honor to work with some of the world’s most talented artists, and this cast is no exception.”
& Juliet flips the script on the greatest love story ever told, imagining what would happen next if Juliet hadn’t ended it all over Romeo, and got a second chance at life and love – on her terms. Juliet’s new story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems as iconic as her name, all written by Max Martin and his collaborators, including “Since U Been Gone,” “Roar,” “Baby One More Time,” “Larger Than Life,” “That’s The Way It Is,” “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” and many more.
The full West End creative team reunites for the Broadway production of & Juliet and includes David West Read (Book), Max Martin (Music & Lyrics), Luke Sheppard (Direction), Jennifer Weber (Choreography), Soutra Gilmour (Scenic Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Howard Hudson (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design), Bill Sherman (Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements) and J. Jared Janas (Hair, Wig & Makeup Design) and Dominic Fallacaro (Music Director). US Casting is by Stephen Kopel and Carrie Gardner, CSA. & Juliet is Executive Produced on Broadway by Eva Price.
Tickets for & Juliet (starting at $89.00) are available through TodayTix (at 10 am on July 7) and at andjulietbroadway.com (beginning July 13). The schedule for preview performances (October 28 - November 16, 2022) is as follows: Monday - Saturday at 8:00 pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm. Beginning November 18, 2022, the show will play Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 2 pm & 8 pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm & 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. Though it is being performed at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, & Juliet is not a Roundabout Theatre Company production.
& Juliet is produced on Broadway by Max Martin, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, Jenny Petersson, Martin Dodd and Eva Price.
& Juliet had its World Premiere in September 2019 at the Manchester Opera House in England, before moving to London’s West End. It began performances in November 2019 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it continues to play to sold-out houses. In addition to the UK Production and the pre-Broadway Toronto production, a production of & Juliet will premiere in Australia in February 2023 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.
INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR “& JULIET”
“★★★★ Dazzlingly brilliant. A glittery fever dream of a musical. An absolute blast.” - Evening Standard
“★★★★★ Genuinely heart-warming. Hilarious and empowering.” - The Sun
“★★★★★ An all-signing, all-dancing glitter ball of a show. Everything about it is designed to dazzle and delight. Few jukebox musicals can boast a book as clever as this by David West Read.” - Daily Express
“★★★★★ Extravagant and completely dazzling. The apotheosis of the jukebox musical. Nominally set in the past, with all kinds of shapes, sizes, colours and sexualities visible on stage, it feels more like a glorious vision of a technicolor future.” - The Stage
“★★★★★ A carefree glorious ride that will have audiences humming tunes all the way home. You won’t find many better nights out in the West End.” - WhatsOnStage
“★★★★ Packs a lot of fun into its sharp, witty story of self-discovery. Its best message? That bubblegum pop, far from being manufactured filler, is a worthy accompaniment to the greatest storytellers.” - The Observer
“★★★★★ Sweet, sincere and well-meaning. A joyously daft musical. I dare say Shakespeare would be tickled by the whole thing.” - Time Out
“★★★★★ Unexpectedly poignant.” - The Independent
“When the plot meets the music, the songs are given delightful and surprising new meanings. This is a musical that speaks to the power of pop to unite a crowd and command a smile. There is sparkle, innuendo and every pop anthem since 1998. You didn’t know you wanted & Juliet, but trust me, you really do.” - The New Statesman
“A ridiculous amount of fun.” - The Express Online
“A feel-good extravaganza. Smart, loud and feministic ally proud.” - The Telegraph
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