THE SCREENING ROOM: A Sneak Peek at Jeff Buckley Musical The Last Goodbye (Video)

A video preview of The Last Goodbye, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet featuring songs by Jeff Buckley, has been released by the Old Globe Theatre.

Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, The Last Goodbye begins performances Sept. 20, prior to an official opening Oct. 6. The show will run through Nov. 3.

Directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers ( Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), the cast features Jay Armstrong Johnson ( Hands on a Hardbody) as Romeo and Talisa Friedman ( Ah, Wilderness!) as Juliet.

Hear Johnson and Friedman sing the title song and see photos from rehearsal below: