NEW YORK (AP) -- Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad will star on Broadway
this fall in a modern take on William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," a
revival that will add an element of racial contrast to the tale of two
Producers said Monday that previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre will begin
Aug. 24 with an opening set for Sept. 19. Tickets will go on sale to the general
public on April 8.
The production will also star Jayne Houdyshell as the Nurse and Joe Morton as
Lord Capulet. The Capulets will be played by black actors and the Montagues by
Director David Leveaux stressed that the idea of exploring the racial
difference between the two feuding Italian families came organically after the
casting of the lead actor and actress.