She's stronger than yesterday! After running to acclaim in London's West End for three years, the pop musical & Juliet is now on Broadway with nine Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. Get & Juliet tickets now.
& Juliet on Broadway takes modern pop songs from the catalog of Max Martin and sets them to an original story about what might happen if Juliet did not die at the end of Romeo & Juliet. Before you go, discover more about what to expect from this energetic, larger-than-life pop extravaganza.
The & Juliet musical kicks off nearly where Romeo & Juliet left off: right before Juliet's death. This isn't a retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy, though; it's a whole new story in which Juliet decides losing Romeo doesn't mean she should die. Instead, she goes on a journey of self-discovery to Paris. Accompanied by her friends — which include some characters from the original play, like the nurse, as well as new characters, like her friends Francois and May — she goes to parties, makes new friends, falls in love (again), and sees what the world has to offer beyond the stifling walls of Verona.
The whole story is narrated by Shakespeare and his wife, Anne Hathaway, who are actually writing the story as they go along. Anne learns of Shakespeare's original Romeo & Juliet ending and dislikes it, so she takes over. With Anne at the helm, Juliet gets more agency and depth independent of her relationship with Romeo, and a more positive lease on life. Anne even writes herself and Shakespeare in as characters, and debating their different ideas for the story ends up helping them work out the issues in their marriage.
The & Juliet Broadway musical is full of energy and laughs, as the & Juliet book is by David West Read, a writer on the Emmy Award-winning Schitt's Creek.
You may listen to top 40 radio, but you've never heard your favorite songs like this. & Juliet has one new song, but the show mostly includes existing popular music. All 30 pop songs in & Juliet were written or co-written by Max Martin, who's behind the hits of stars like Britney Spears, P!nk, Kesha, Katy Perry, and The Backstreet Boys. Anyone who grew up with, or just knows all the words to, hits from the 90s through today will relive their teenage dreams at this show. Below is a sampling of the shows in & Juliet; discover more about all the show's songs here.
London Theatre review reads, "Frequently resembling a series of pop videos come to life — thanks to performance platforms that come out of the floor, or benches that take on an aerial life of their own in Soutra Gilmour's sets, aided by Andrzej Goulding's dazzling projections — it is performed with a glinting knowingness and powerful pop theatre voices."
Since debuting in London, & Juliet made its North American debut in Toronto; that production was the pre-Broadway tryout ahead of the premiere of & Juliet on Broadway. The musical is also made its Australian premiere in Melbourne in February 2023.
As long as you love pop music, contemporized classics, and plenty of fun, it's gonna be you that sees & Juliet in New York soon. Tickets to & Juliet on Broadway are available now.
Photo credit: The company of & Juliet in Toronto. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
2h 30m (incl. intermission)
October 28th, 2022
Contains some strong language. Recommended for ages 6+. Children age 4 and under will not be admitted into the theatre. Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age.
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By: David West Read
Songs by: Max Martin
Director: Luke Sheppard
Cast list: Lorna Courtney (as Juliet), Paulo Szot (as Lance), Betsy Wolfe (as Anne Hathaway), Austin Scott (as Shakespeare), Justin David Sullivan (as May), Charity Angél Dawson (as Nurse), Ben Jackson Walker (as Romeo), Philippe Arroyo (as Francois)
Design: Soutra Gilmour
Lighting: Howard Hudson
Costume: Paloma Young
Choreography: Jennifer Weber
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Bill Sherman; hair, wig, and makeup design by J. Jared Janas; music direction by Dominic Fallacaro
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The running time of & Juliet on Broadway is 2h 30m (incl. intermission).
& Juliet on Broadway is playing at Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.
The recommended age for & Juliet on Broadway is Contains some strong language. Recommended for ages 6+. Children age 4 and under will not be admitted into the theatre. Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age..
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Tickets for & Juliet on Broadway start at $77.
Shakespeare is one of the main characters in the musical. The events of the show unfold as he and his wife, Anne Hathaway, co-author a new ending for his play Romeo & Juliet in real time.
& Juliet is loosely inspired by Romeo & Juliet, but the events of the musical begin where Shakespeare's play leaves off. Multiple characters from Romeo & Juliet appear — including the title characters and the Nurse — but there are new characters, too.
David West Read and Max Martin wrote & Juliet. Read, who wrote the script, is best known as a writer on the Emmy-winning sitcom Schitt's Creek. Martin, who wrote all the pop songs that appear in the show, is a Grammy-winning music producer and songwriter who's created hits for the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, and more.
The 30 songs in & Juliet are all pop songs from the '90s to today, all written by Swedish music producer Max Martin. They include "I Want It That Way," "...Baby One More Time," "Since U Been Gone," and more. Learn about all the songs in & Juliet on Broadway.
& Juliet is recommended for ages 6 and up. The show contains some strong language and references to drinking alcohol, but the content is otherwise appropriate for all ages. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
Luke Sheppard directed & Juliet on Broadway and in London's West End, where the show premiered. He makes his Broadway directorial debut with the show.
What would happen after Romeo and Juliet if Juliet didn't die? That's the question at the core of this pop-fueled musical created by the Emmy-winning writer of Schitt's Creek. Jam out to tunes made famous by Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, P!nk, Ariana Grande, and more, as Juliet travels to Paris with new friends and new love. Find out about & Juliet tickets.