The Off-Broadway production of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn is set to begin previews May 3 with an official opening May 16 at Theater 555 for a limited engagement.
The cast features Nikita Burshteyn, Anna Kostakis, Carlos Lopez, Michael Marotta, Judy McLane, Michael Notardonato, Ari Raskin , Troy Valjean Rucker, Zach Schanne, and Viet Vo, with Lisa Graye, Charlie Marcus, Charles Osborn, Lyn Philistine, and Daniel Wisniewski.
The new musical has a book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman with music adapted from classic Italian melodies. Justin Ross Cohen directs and choreographs.
In the musical, Shakespeare's Romeo finds himself in 1960 Brooklyn, chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet. But no, it's Bernadette, the beautiful, foul-mouthed daughter of a crime family in this wild spoof.
The production also has scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Joseph Shrope, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Andrew Keister, musical direction by Aaron Gandy, orchestrations and arrangements by Steve Orich. Kathryn Wright is the associate choreographer. Christine Viega is the production stage manager. Casting is by Carol Hanzel Casting.
Romeo & Bernadette was developed and presented by Amas Musical Theatre at A.R.T./NY Theatres.
Meet the cast and creative team below: