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Orlando Bloom Is Our ROMEO! Heading To Broadway In Interracial Romeo & Juliet!!

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Yep! This is happening, folks!

Orlando Bloom will play Romeo to Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad's Juliet in David Leveaux’s Broadway production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet!

With the Capulets cast as an African-American family and the Montagues as a heaping hand of vanilla wafers, the show will navigate within a re-imagined, interracial world! The producers revealed:

"While race defines the family lineages, the original cause of the ‘ancient quarrel’, passed down by successive generations to their young, has been lost to time. Shakespeare’s dramatization of the original poem sets the two young lovers in a context of prejudice, authoritarian parents, and a never ending cycle of ‘revenge.’ Against this background, the strength of their love changes the world."

In addition to Orlando and Condola, Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell will be playing the role of the Nurse, and fellow nominee Joe Morton will play Lord Capulet.

The show will hopefully open to the public on Sept. 19 as general admission tickets go on sale on the 8th.

UMM, we HAVE to see this!!! But what do U all think of Orlando as hunky Romeo??

[Image via Playbill.]

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7 comments to “Orlando Bloom Is Our ROMEO! Heading To Broadway In Interracial Romeo & Juliet!!”

  1. Ad says – reply to this


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    <3 <3 my love orlandooo, i'm sure this will be amazing

  2. Sandy Meyer says – reply to this


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    How exciting-I would love to see this! Since Orlando has training and experience with live theater I'm sure he'll do wonderful justice to the role!!!

  3. racist pig says – reply to this


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    "Heaping hand of vanilla wafers"? for white family and "African-American" for black? wow Perez, your piglet face is stooping to new lows….

  4. mr pete says – reply to this


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    Oh my, doesn't that sound daring
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  5. Suzi Rice says – reply to this


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    I love when they have the role of a teenager played by a middle aged (37) year old man
    All that's missing is Meryl Streep playing young virginal Juliet, (in blackface of course)

  6. shanghai says – reply to this


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    And Romeo is how old??? Sorry gorgeous as Orlando is no one is going to believe he is a teenager!!!

  7. jc says – reply to this


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    Orlando is perfect for Romeo , but a black Juliet is all wrong ! Keep the parts true to the roles .