Stage Door Speed Round: & JULIET's Stark Sands

Jordanna Brody
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April 26, 2023 11:55 AM

Early concert memories, a favorite Tony Awards commercial break moment, and a dream collab with Coldplay or Ed Sheeran—these are just a few of the treats in store for virtual fans waiting to meet one of this season’s hottest stars.

Stark Sands plays William Shakespeare in the Broadway musical & Juliet and he's got lots to share with fans. Check out Theatrely’s latest edition of Stage Door Speed Round with Stark below.

In addition Sands, & Juliet stars Lorna Courtney as Juliet, Paulo Szot as Lance, Betsy Wolfe as Anne Hathaway, Justin David Sullivan as May, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse, Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo, and Philippe Arroyo as François.

The ensemble includes several notable Broadway alums, including Brandon Antonio, Michael Iván Carrier, Nico DeJesus, Nicholas Edwards, Virgil Gadson, Bobby "Pocket" Horner, Joomin Hwang, Megan Kane, Alaina Vi Maderal, Daniel J. Maldonado, Joe Moeller, Brittany Nicholas, Veronica Otim, Jasmine Rafael, Matt Raffy, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Rachel Webb.

Created by the Emmy winning writer from Schitt's Creek, this hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told. & Juliet asks: what would happen next if Juliet didn't end it all over Romeo? Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as she ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love-her way.

The production features music and lyrics by Max Martin, a book by David West Read, choreography by Jennifer Weber, direction by Luke Sheppard, set design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Gareth Owen, video & projection design by Andrzej Goulding, and hair and makeup design by J. Jared Janas.

On the music team, music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements are by Bill Sherman, with additional arrangements and orchestrations by Dominic Fallacaro.

& Juliet opened November 17 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. For tickets, click here.

(Video production by Brandon Schwartz and Jason T. Haberman)

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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices and innovative theatrical experiences.

Stage Door Speed Round
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