Ticket Giveaway: Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet, Broadway Valentine’s Day Broadcast

Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad on Broadway
Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad on Broadway, coming to movie theaters

Win two tickets to see the Valentine’s Day broadcast of the Broadway production of “Romeo and Juliet,” starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad.  The film will run in movie theaters nation-wide from February 13-19. (To find where it will be playing near you, click here.)

To enter the contest, please answer the following two questions:

What play, or scene in a play, has most defined love for you, and why?

1. Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through Random.org based on the order of your reply, not its content.

But you must answer the question fully or your entry will not be approved for submission. Describe the scene or play. Explain why it said love to you.

2. Please include your Twitter name, and follow me at @NewYorkTheater so that I can send you a direct message.
3. This contest ends Monday, February 3, 2014 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the following day. You must respond to my e-mail within 24 hours or I will choose another winner.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

6 thoughts on “Ticket Giveaway: Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet, Broadway Valentine’s Day Broadcast

  1. I love the scenes between Aida and Radames in the musical “Aida.” As an African American woman dating a man who is half Irish and half Eastern European, I connected with their love story right away. The scene that brought me to tears was at the end when they are in the box underneath the desert sand. To imagine a love so strong that you’re willing to sacrifice your life to be with that person for all eternity….that gets me.

  2. the end of “Gone With The Wind” where Scarlette O’Hara replies to Rhett Butler’s “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” when she says “I’ll think of some way to get him back! After all, tomorrow is another day!”

  3. @DCJonJon
    The play that defines love for me? Sarah Kane’s Crave.

    Love is far more complex than we give it credit for, and Sarah Kane’s brutal honesty on the darker aspects of love showed me the full spectrum. We cannot only hold on to the ‘good’ or ‘nice’ aspects of love; we must also embrace the obsession, bitterness, and the chaos that love entails. I think it can be summed up in one quote:

    “Only love can save me, and love has destroyed me.”

  4. Once has most defined love to me, it is a beautiful and romantic musical. I really felt touched by the music and lyrics, the songs really tell the story.

  5. @iamoge

    I really connect to the scene in JITNEY where Rena confronts Youngblood about being absent from home and possible indiscretions. As it turns out, Youngblood was out securing a new house to move their family out of the projects.
    It speaks to me because he’s not just “saying” that he loves Rena, he’s “showing” how he loves Rena. He’s sacrificing his time, talents and treasures to give his family the best. It’s a snapshot of their day to day living rather than a forced proclamation of love. And I appreciate that it acknowledges how flawed we are: even when we think we’re doing good, we might not recognize the pain that we’re causing. Love is a struggle and there’s no handbook.

  6. I think “Porgy and Bess” is the one where I really saw how deep love can be and the internal battle that it causes when there is something contrary to it. I loved the way Bess (Audra McDonald) struggled to get away from drugs and how Porgy does not quit when she goes away. The deepest moment is when Bess takes care of the child of a death woman which is a symbolic way to say “you can give love despite all the things that happen to you in the past”. Emotive songs and great cast of artist on the stage. “—- Just wanted to share my thoughts I am not local to NY City —-“

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