Film Star Orlando Bloom Set To Star In New Broadway Production Of Romeo And Juliet, Directed By David Leveaux At The Richard Rodgers Theatre

William Shakespeare's Star-Crossed Lovers Return To Broadway

Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom

They may be the most notorious couple in history, but William Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, haven't been on Broadway since 1987.

But soon R&J will return to Broadway in a new production starring Orlando Bloom (Legolas in The Lord of the Rings) and Condola Rashad (currently co-starring in Broadway's The Trip to Bountiful) as the doomed young couple.

Previews Begin On August 24th

Directed by David Leveaux, the production will emphasize a racial divide, casting the Montagues as a white household and the Capulets as a black family.

The only other cast members announced so far are Joe Morton (Raisin, Art) as Lord Capulet and Jayne Houdyshell (Dead Accounts, Follies) as the Nurse. Romeo and Juliet will start previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 24, with an opening date set for September 19.