Orlando Bloom, making his Broadway debut, and Condola Rashad, who just left the Broadway revival of “The Trip to Bountiful,” will star in the 36th Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” (The last one was 26 years ago.) David Leveaux directs.
Starring alongside Bloom and Rashad are Brent Carver (Kiss of the Spider Woman) as Friar Laurence, Jayne Houdyshell (Well, Follies) as the Nurse, Chuck Cooper (The Life, “House Of Cards”) as Lord Capulet, Christian Camargo (All My Sons, The Hurt Locker) as Mercutio, Roslyn Ruff (The Piano Lesson, The Help) as Lady Capulet, Conrad Kemp (HBO’s “The Girl”, Jerome Salle’s Zulu) as Benvolio, Justin Guarini (American Idiot, Women on the Verge…) as Paris, Corey Hawkins as Tybalt, and Geoffrey Owens as Prince Escalus. Completing the cast are Donte Bonner, Joe Carroll, Don Guillory, Sheria Irving, Maurice Jones, Eric Loscheider, Spencer Plachy, Michael Rudko, Tracy Sallows, Thomas Schall, Carolyn Michelle Smith and Nance Williamson
The creative team features scenic designer Jesse Poleshuck (Sly Fox), costume designer Fabio Toblini, lighting designer David Weiner (The Normal Heart, Grace), sound designer David Van Tieghem (The Lyons, Doubt), and hair designer David Brian Brown (Death of a Salesman, Follies).
“Romeo and Juliet” opens at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday, September 19, 2013 following preview performances from Saturday, August 24, 2013.