By Adam Hetrick
27 Jun 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Helmed by David Leaveaux, Romeo and Juliet will begin previews Aug. 24 towards a Sept. 19 opening night. Leveaux has staged Arcadia, Cyrano de Bergerac, Nine, The Glass Menagerie and Jumpers on Broadway, among others.
Camargo ("The Hurt Locker," "Twilight," All My Sons) will play Mercutio, with Guarini (Women on the Verge, "American Idol") as Paris and Ruff ( The Piano Lesson, "The Help") as Lady Capulet. Also announced are Conrad Kemp ("The Girl") as Benvolio, Corey Hawkins as Tybalt and Geoffrey Owens as Prince Escalus.
In addition to Bloom ("The Lord of the Rings") as Romeo and Rashad (Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful) as Juliet, the cast also features the previously reported Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Follies, Dead Accounts) as the Nurse, Tony Award winner Brent Carver (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Parade) as Friar Laurence and Tony winner Chuck Cooper (The Life; Caroline, or Change) as Lord Capulet.
Producers have also announced that 100 tickets per performance will be set aside at $20 for purchase by students and educators.
For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com.