Get a Sneak Peek at New Musical Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn

Jan 09, 2020 322

BY: Roberto Araujo

Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn begins performances January 14 at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres, ahead of an official opening January 23. The cast includes Nikita Burshteyn (Newsies), Anna Kostakis, Carlos Lopez (Man of La Mancha), Michael Marotta (Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!), Michael Notardonato, Ari Raskin, Troy Valjean Rucker (The Scottsboro Boys), Zach Schanne (Pippin), and Viet Vo (The Mikado).

With a book and lyrics by Saltzman and music adapted from classic Italian melodies, the musical concerns Romeo, who finds himself in 1960 Brooklyn chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet. But the girl is Bernadette, the beautiful, foul-mouthed daughter of a crime family in this spoof of Shakespeare’s timeless tale.

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