PHOTO CALL: Jeff Buckley's The Last Goodbye, with Jay Armstrong Johnson and Talisa Friedman, Celebrates Opening Night in San Diego

News   PHOTO CALL: Jeff Buckley's The Last Goodbye, with Jay Armstrong Johnson and Talisa Friedman, Celebrates Opening Night in San Diego
 
The Last Goodbye, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, featuring songs by Jeff Buckley, officially opened at San Diego's Old Globe Oct. 6 following preview performances that began Sept. 22.

Directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), the cast features Jay Armstrong Johnson as Romeo and Talisa Friedman as Juliet. The cast also features Hale Appleman (Mercutio), Stephen Bogardus (Friar Lawrence), Nancy Snow Carr (Lady Montague), Shannon Cochran (Lady Capulet), Brandon Gill (Benvolio), Bryan Scott Johnson (Montague), Eric Morris (Paris), Daniel Oreskes (Capulet), Tonye Patano (Nurse), Wallace Smith (Prince Escalus) and Jeremy Woodard (Tybalt) with James Brown III, Billy Bustamante, Drew Foster, Adam Perry, Steve Schepis and Nik Walker (Ensemble), Megan Carmitchel (Offstage Singer) and Bradley Gibson (Swing).

"The Last Goodbye is a new musical fusing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with some of the most thrilling rock music of the past 20 years," press notes state. "That light in yonder window is still the east and Juliet is still the sun...but the sound in her bedchamber is all new: the sweeping, emotional and extraordinarily beautiful songs of the late rock icon Jeff Buckley."

Here's a look at opening night:

For more information, please visit TheOldGlobe.org.

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