There is something magical that happens when Broadway takes on Shakespeare. From Jude Law's Hamlet to Alan Cumming's Macbeth, there is something so exciting when the Great White Way takes on the Bard's work. In a few months, NYC will be getting the same treatment with a new adaptation of arguably Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.
If you are a theatre nut like me (or passed basic 10th grade English) then you have read or recognize the tale of the two ill fated lovers who were torn apart by their feuding families. It is a familiar story and has been adapted so many times that it's hard to count (they even have a kid friendly version with garden gnomes.) And of course how can we forget Baz Luhrmann's colorful and borderline seizure inducing film adaptation Romeo + Juliet with a young, pre-Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio?
International film star Orlando Bloom will make his Broadway debut alongside two-time Tony Award® nominee Condola Rashad, as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in a new Broadway production of the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet, directed by five-time Tony Award® nominee David Deveaux. The play will open on Broadway on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, following preview performances from Saturday, August 24, 2013.
One thing you must know is that this will not be your typical rendition of the classic tale. Not only will this be the first time in 36 years that the show will be on Broadway, but it will have a modern twist while still staying true to Shakepeare's original language. You've never seen the story told like this, and I personally can't wait!
“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.”
A limited number of $20 tickets for each performance are available for college students. Tickets may be purchased in advance either at the Box Office with valid ID or online, exclusively through TIX4STUDENTS.COM. Limit of two tickets per order; price does not include facility fee.