‘Romeo And Juliet': Classic Love Story Makes Big Broadway Comeback

Tue, October 1, 2013 12:00pm EST by 1 Comment
Romeo And Juliet Review

The greatest love story ever is being told once again and this new spin on Shakespeare’s classic tale is one you won’t want to miss!

Romeo and Juliet has returned to Broadway, but this latest iteration of the classic tale of romance is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut as one of the hunkiest Romeos you will ever see, starring alongside previously Tony-nominated-actress, Condola Rashad, who plays a perfect Juliet.

‘Romeo And Juliet': A Modern Spin On The Romantic Classic

The new Broadway show transports Romeo and Juliet to a modern era, except that it’s a mythical modern time where a young Juliet can be forced into marriage to Paris, a man she doesn’t love. And the two warring families — the Capulets and the Montagues — are separated by race. This barrier, which is the most flashy example of the play’s modern updating, is one that’s oblivious to the young lovers turned devoted husband and wife.

After growing accustomed to seeing Orlando wield a bow and arrow in Lord of the Rings or fight pirates alongside the ever-sexy Johnny Depp, we finally get to see the softer side of the Hollywood hunk. Though traditionally appearing on the silver screen, Orlando makes a fine transition to live theater in one of his best performances yet.

With new twists to this classic story, the new Broadway rendition of Romeo and Juliet is a must-see, even if it’s just to see Mr. Bloom take his shirt off!

WATCH: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Broadway Sneak Peek

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Jim Radburn

Posted at 10:29 AM on October 26, 2013  

I have read the critics reviews of the the play and they were very lukewarm to it. When my wife and I were in New York, we saw it and felt the chemistry between the two stars was hot and steamy and that made the play. Forget the modernization of it. It was totally enjoyable.

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