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& Juliet confirms complete Broadway cast

The show recently announced it was set to close in the West End

Stark Sands and Betsy Wolfe
© Matthew Murphy

Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway mounting of the new pop musical & Juliet.

The 25-member company, including 15 Broadway debuts, begins performances on 28 October at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre ahead of a 17 November opening.

The Broadway cast of the West End hit will feature Lorna Courtney, making her Broadway principal debut as Juliet, Tony winner Paulo Szot as Lance, Betsy Wolfe as Anne Hathaway, Tony nominee Stark Sands as Shakespeare, Justin David Sullivan as May, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse (reprising the role she originated in the West End), Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo, and Philippe Arroyo as Francois.

Rounding out the company will be Brandon Antonio, Michael Iván Carrier, Nico DeJesus, Nicholas Edwards, Virgil Gadson, Bobby "Pocket" Horner, Joomin Hwang, Megan Kane, Alaina Vi Maderal, Daniel J. Maldonado, Joe Moeller, Brittany Nicholas, Veronica Otim, Jasmine Rafael, Matt Raffy, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Rachel Webb.

With a book by David West Read (the Emmy Award-winning writer from Schitt's Creek), direction by Luke Sheppard, and choreography by Emmy Award winner Jennifer Weber, the multi-WhatsOnStage Award-winning & Juliet uses some of the most beloved pop songs of the last three decades (all written by five-time Grammy winner Max Martin and his collaborators) to tell a multi-generational story of self-discovery, empowerment, and love.

The musical imagines what would happen next if Juliet hadn't ended it all over Romeo, and got a second chance at life and love – on her terms.

The show recently announced it will close in the West End in early 2023, but for five months the piece will have two productions running concurrently.

Director Luke Sheppard will, in fact, have three shows across the West End and Broadway later this year, with the London run of My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?) beginning later this month. That show, written by Rob Madge, looks destined for big things after its two-week West End spell, with Sheppard's name also orbiting a variety of big projects.