By Jack Rico
Check out Orlando Bloom, making his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, in some newly released stills for their upcoming Broadway play, the classic tragic romance, “Romeo and Juliet“.
This production – directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux – marks the first time in 36 years that the play has been produced for Broadway. This version of the classic tale will retain Shakespeare’s original language but have a modern setting in which members of the Montague family will be white, and the Capulet family will be black.
Here’s a sneak peak at the play:
Previews Begin: August 24, 2013, Opening Night is September 19, 2013.
The last time Romeo and Juliet was produced on Broadway was the 1977 Circle in the Square production featuring Paul Ryan Rudd and Pamela Payton-Wright.