PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet, The Last Five Years in the Recording Studio, Honeymoon in Vegas
22 Sep 2013
Playbill.com recaps its weekly coverage of Broadway performances, celebrity interviews, web series and opening nights – in case they were missed the first time around.
Highlights From Romeo and Juliet Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad
In this modern telling of the William Shakespeare classic, Orlando Bloom ("The Lord of the Rings") and Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful) play the titular star-crossed lovers whose different ethnic backgrounds add fuel to the fire between their feuding families. The cast features Jayne Houdyshell, Justin Guarini and Chuck Cooper and is directed by David Leveaux. The production plays the Richard Rodgers Theatre through Jan. 12. Read the Playbill story.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.