Condola Rashad To Star In Interracial Broadway Production Of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ With Orlando Bloom

April 2, 2013  |  


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Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad will star opposite Orlando Bloom in a new Broadway run of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but this time the bitter divide between the Montagues and Capulets will be underscored by their different ethnicities.

Five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux will direct the staging, also set to feature Jayne Houdyshell (Follies) as Juliet’s Nurse, and Joe Morton (Raisin) as her father, Lord Capulet, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The production will begin previews August 24 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, with official opening set for Sept. 19. Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy was last presented on Broadway in 1977.

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  • apple

    More P.C… she does not make a good Juliet! Not pretty… not interesting… her mother got her the role. End of boring story.

  • bigdede

    I would love to see her perform live. I heard she is good live. She didn’t do good in that tv movie. Some people are just better in front of a live audience.

  • Carmen

    All I can say is he is fionnneeee

  • Janae(also)

    I will be there..

  • IvyNoLeague

    I’ve been waiting for this , i will be going to see it. 🙂

  • Jane Doe

    Can’t wait to see this. My bf and I are also in a interracial relationship. He is white swedish and looks like Alexander Skarsgard.