The company of ‘& Juliet’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy)
Complete casting is set for the Broadway production of the new musical & Juliet, which asks what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo. In this jukebox musical, audiences 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
The principal cast will include Lorna Courtney as Juliet, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse, Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo, Paulo Szot as Lance, Betsy Wolfe as Anne Hathaway, Stark Sands as Shakespeare, Justin David Sullivan as May and Phillippe Arroyo as Francois.
The cast of 25 will include 15 Broadway debuts, including ensemble members Brandon Antonio, Michael Iván Carrier, Bobby “Pocket” Horner, Megan Kane, Alaina Vi Maderal, Daniel J. Maldonado, Joe Moeller, Jasmine Rafael, Matt Raffy, Tiernan Tunnicliffe and Rachel Webb, along with principals Arroyo, La Barrie, Sullivan and Walker.
Rounding out the cast will be Nico DeJesus, Nicholas Edwards, Virgil Gadson, Joomin Hwang, Brittany Nicholas and Veronica Otim.
Juliet’s new story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems as iconic as her name, including “Since U Been Gone‚” “Roar,” “Baby One More Time,” “Larger Than Life‚” “That’s The Way It Is,“ and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
Previews are scheduled to begin at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 28 — the same day the original Broadway cast recording will be released — ahead of a November 17 opening night.
& Juliet, the new original musical that opened on London’s West End in 2019, is produced on Broadway by Max Martin, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, Jenny Petersson, Martin Dodd and Eva Price.