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Photo Features Go Inside & Juliet's 1 Year Anniversary Celebration

The musical follows Shakespeare's titular heroine as she gets a rewrite on her story, infused with pop anthems from Grammy winner Max Martin.

Cast, crew, and creative team of & Juliet Rebecca J. Michelson

Get an inside look at & Juliet's one year Broadway anniversary, which was celebrated with a cake-model of the show's poster, plenty of balloons, and lots of love from the evening's audience, as the cast posed onstage to mark the occasion. See the photos in the gallery below.

The Tony-nominated jukebox musical opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre November 17, 2023, transferring from its hit West End run. Picking up where Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ends, when Shakespeare's wife Anne Hathaway comes to visit him in London, she suggests that the lovestruck teenager's story shouldn't end in tragedy. What follows is a rollercoaster of laugh-inducing rewrites and a heartening journey of self-discovery.

Photos: & Juliet Celebrates 1 year on Broadway

Packed with a catalog of pop songs written by Grammy winner Max Martin, Lorna Courtney plays Shakespeare's heroine in this reimagining of the lovestruck teenager's tragic ending. Also starring in the cast are Tony winner Paulo Szot as Lance, Tony nominee Austin Scott as Shakespeare, Betsy Wolfe as Anne Hathaway, Justin David Sullivan as May, Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo, Philippe Arroyo as Francois, and original U.K. cast member Melanie La Barrie as Nurse.

Luke Sheppard directs the Broadway production, reuniting his full West End creative team including choreographer Jennifer Weber, scenic designer Soutra Gilmour, costume designer Paloma Young, lighting designer Howard Hudson, sound designer Gareth Owen, video and projections designer Andrzej Goulding, and hair designer J. Jared Janas. Bill Sherman serves as musical supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger, with Dominic Fallacaro as music director. Casting is by Stephen Kopel and Carrie Gardner.

Featuring a book by Emmy winner David West Read (Schitt's Creek), the score of songs by Martin is filled with familiar pop songs from the last three decades, such as “Since U Been Gone,” “Roar,” “Baby One More Time,” “Larger Than Life,” “That’s The Way It Is,” and “Can’t Stop the Feeling."

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