Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Hits Movie Theaters Feb. 13
David Leveaux-directed Broadway revival of Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet, starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, will hit movie theaters nationwide from February 13 through 19 — just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Emmy Award winner Don Roy King directed the recording of the show’s November 27th performance at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for its big screen debut.
“It gives it a certain intimacy and urgency,” said producer Stewart F. Lane. “What we’ve done here is create a whole new art form.”
Condola’s role as Juliet has been met with both high praise and racist remarks, including one from Twitter user who told her “they should call it bestiality on Broadway.”
The two-time Tony nominated actress took the high road with the offensive comments, stating she just wanted to focus on telling the story of Romeo and Juilet.
The show, which closed on December 8, 2013, is the first Broadway staging in 36 years.
The cast included two-time Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell as the Nurse, Tony winner Brent Carver as Friar Laurence, Tony winner Chuck Cooper as Lord Capulet, Christian Camargo as Mercutio, Justin Guarini as Paris, Roslyn Ruff as Lady Capulet, Conrad Kemp as Benvolio, Corey Hawkins as Tybalt and Geoffrey Owens as Prince Escalus.