Orlando Bloom to make his Broadway Debut Opposite Condola Rashad in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

romeo-and-juliet-orlando-bloom-condola-rashadOrlando Bloom will make his Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in a new Broadway production of Romeo and Julliet, directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux

The show will open on Thursday, September 19th at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, following preview performances from Saturday, August 2nd.

The production will also star two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as the Nurse and Tony Award nominee Joe Morton as Lord Capulet.

This version of the classic tale will retain Shakespeare’s original language but have a modern setting in which members of the contentious Montague and Capulet families will be of differing ethnicities. 

This production will mark the first time in 36 years that the play will be produced for Broadway.  The last time it was produced on Broadway was the 1977 Circle in the Square production featuring Paul Ryan Rudd and Pamela Payton-Wright.  Other notable New York productions include: the Public Theater’s 2012 gala staged-reading at the Delacorte Theater starring Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep; the Public Theater’s 2007 Shakespeare in the Park production starring Oscar Isaac and Lauren Ambrose; as well as the 1940 Broadway production starring Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.

Tickets are available exclusively to Audience Rewards (www.audiencerewards.com) members now and will go on sale to the general public on Monday, April 8th via Ticketmaster.com (1-800-745-3000). 

Further casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/jason-bateman-ozark.jpg
Jason Bateman Thinks He’s the “Worst” When Directing Other Actors
"I'm assuming they're doing the best job they can. I'm assuming that they're playing the part the way they want to play it." - Jason Bateman
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/michael-stuhlbarg-shape-of-water.jpg
Michael Stuhlbarg: ” I don’t know if I’ve ever played someone who I’ve had absolute contempt for”
"Sometimes the work can be so hard that you have to remind yourself why you took the job in the first place" - Michael Stuhlbarg
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/alicia-silverstone-killing-of-a-sacred-deer.jpg
Alicia Silverstone on ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and Working on Broadway
"My agent called and said, 'You need to go on this thing. It’s worth it. You should start preparing immediately" - Alicia Silverstone
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/denzel-washington-roman-j-israel-esq.jpg
Denzel Washington on ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ and Why He Keeps Coming Back to Broadway
"I’m interested in different challenges, and challenging myself and just trying to get better." - Denzel Washington
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/chadwick-boseman-black-panther.jpg
Chadwick Boseman on Playing Black Panther: “I love him because the fantasy of playing a ruler – you never get to do that”
Boseman talks about portraying T'Challa's unique background on screen.