Much Ado About Shakespeare: Macbeth, Othello and More Highlight 2013-14 Season

By Benjamin Solomon
12 Oct 2013

The only Shakespeare I know is the Leonardo DiCaprio version of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet
Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through Jan. 12

So you avoided reading Shakespeare in high school by watching Baz Luhrmann's colorful 1996 adaptation starring heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio? No problem! You'll likely get the same rush of emotion from "Lord of the Rings" star Orlando Bloom — and at least the same world-famous verse — in the Broadway production that presents the tale of star crossed lovers from warring families as a conflict along racial lines. Come for Bloom's lean muscled torso (yes, he takes off his shirt), and stay for the poetry of young love.