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See & Juliet Celebrate 500 Performances…With ‘Larger Than Life’ Balloons!

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See & Juliet Celebrate 500 Performances…With ‘Larger Than Life' Balloons!

The musical following Shakespeare's titular heroine as she gets a rewrite on her story reached the milestone on January 27.

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Rebecca J Michelson

Check out the cast and team of & Juliet celebrating 500 performances on Broadway with “Larger Than Life” balloons, as the cast posed onstage to mark the occasion January 27. See the photos of the special milestone in the gallery below.

The Tony-nominated jukebox musical opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre November 17, 2023, transferring from its hit West End run. Picking up where Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ends, when Shakespeare's wife Anne Hathaway comes to visit him in London, she suggests that the lovestruck teenager's story shouldn't end in tragedy. What follows is a rollercoaster of laugh-inducing rewrites and a heartening journey of self-discovery.


Photos: & Juliet Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway

Packed with a catalog of pop songs written by Grammy winner Max Martin, Lorna Courtney plays Shakespeare's heroine in this reimagining of the lovestruck teenager's tragic ending. Also starring in the cast are Tony winner Paulo Szot as Lance, Tony nominee Austin Scott as Shakespeare, Betsy Wolfe as Anne Hathaway, Justin David Sullivan as May, Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo, Philippe Arroyo as Francois, and Charity Angél Dawson as Nurse.

Luke Sheppard directs the Broadway production, reuniting his full West End creative team including choreographer Jennifer Weber, scenic designer Soutra Gilmour, costume designer Paloma Young, lighting designer Howard Hudson, sound designer Gareth Owen, video and projections designer Andrzej Goulding, and hair designer J. Jared Janas. Bill Sherman serves as musical supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger, with Dominic Fallacaro as music director. Casting is by Stephen Kopel and Carrie Gardner.

Featuring a book by Emmy winner David West Read (Schitt's Creek), the score of songs by Martin is filled with familiar pop songs from the last three decades, such as “Since U Been Gone,” “Roar,” “Baby One More Time,” “Larger Than Life,” “That’s The Way It Is,” and “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

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