Betsy Wolfe, Lorna Courtney, More Preview the Story of & JULIET
Newfound joy and agency, trips to France and Italy, and Britney Spears! These are just a few of the twists on Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy that & Juliet explores. Ahead of previews starting October 28 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Theatrely spoke with the cast to play 10 Seconds to Plot.
Check out Betsy Wolfe, Lorna Courtney, Justin David Sullivan, Stark Sands, and more explaining what & Juliet is all about.
As previously announced, Lorna Courtney stars as Juliet alongside Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo, Stark Sands as Shakespeare, Betsy Wolfe as Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare’s wife), Justin David Sullivan as May, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse, Philippe Arroyo as Francois, and Paulo Szot as Lance.
The ensemble also features 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.
& Juliet uses some of the most beloved pop songs of the last three decades to tell a multi-generational story loosely inspired by Romeo & Juliet and Shakespeare’s life, flipping the script by asking what would happen next if Juliet hadn’t ended it all over Romeo.
The musical features a book by David West Read, music and lyrics by Max Martin, direction by Luke Sheppar, and choreography by Jennifer Weber. The show 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 U.K. Production and a recent pre-Broadway Toronto production, a production of & Juliet will premiere in Australia in February 2023 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.
For more information and tickets, visit AndJulietBroadway.com.
(Video production by Brandon Schwartz)