The Verdict: Critics Review Off-Broadway's Romeo and Juliet, Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Julian Cihi

The Classic Stage Company production of Romeo and Juliet, starring Julian Cihi and Elizabeth Olsen in the respective title roles, officially opened Oct. 16 Off-Broadway.

Julian Cihi and Elizabeth Olsen
Julian Cihi and Elizabeth Olsen (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Directed by Tea Alagić, CSC's is the second major production of Romeo and Juliet cur rently available to New York audiences. A starry Broadway revival, with Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, opened Sept. 19.

Along with Olsen ( Impressionism) and Cihi ( The Importance of Being EarnestA Month in the Country), the cast includes   Daniel Davis ( La Cage aux Folles, "The Nanny") as Friar Laurence, Emmy Award nominee T.R. Knight ( A Life In The Theatre, Tartuffeas Mercutio and two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega ( Rent, Anna in the Tropics) as the Nurse.

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

AM New York

Associated Press

Entertainment Weekly

NBC New York


New York Daily News

New York Post

The New York Times