2024 Variety Australia and Twilio’s Live Entertainment Awards – & Juliet

& JULIET has won the Best Australian Theatre Show at the inaugural 2024 Variety Australia x Twilio Entertainment Awards!

Lorinda May Merrypor, who plays Juliet in the anthemic pop musical, accepted the award on behalf of & JULIET and Michael Cassel Group.

The 2024 Variety Australia x Twilio Entertainment Awards celebrate and honour the exceptional achievements of individuals and brands from across the live entertainment industry. The seven categories featured nominees honed from information provided by key industry participants.

& JULIET was nominated alongside musical theatre icons: Hamilton (Michael Cassel Group) and Moulin Rouge (Global Creatures).

Audiences across Australia have embraced this pop musical jukebox sensation!

& JULIET flips the script on the greatest love story ever told, imagining what would happen next if Juliet hadn’t ended it all over Romeo, and got a second chance at life and love – on her terms. Juliet’s new uplifting story of self-discovery and empowerment bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems as iconic as her name.

Nominated for nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, & JULIET is created by the Emmy-winning writer from Schitt’s Creek, David West Read, and features an iconic playlist of pop anthems including Baby One More Time, Roar, Since You’ve Been Gone, Larger Than Life, That’s The Way It Is, Can’t Stop The Feeling, and more created by Swedish Pop Maestro, Max Martin.

& JULIET is now playing its final Australian season in Sydney after spectacular seasons in Melbourne, Singapore, and Perth.

The Australian production is led by Lorinda May Merrypor in the title role, Australian music industry legend Rob Mills holds the quill as Shakespeare while music theatre icon Amy Lehpamer tries to rewrite the narrative as his wife Anne.

Australia’s Casey Donovan, who has been delighting crowds with her performance as the hilarious nurse, Angélique; will hand over her role to international superstar Keala Settle on June 19.

Keala Settle, who shot to fame as Lettie Lutz, a bearded lady, in the 2016 musical film The Greatest Showman, and will appear in the film adaptation of Wicked later this year, will join the Australian cast for the final performances in the Sydney tour from June 19 to July 12.

& JULIET has now been performed on four continents since its World Premiere in September 2019. It began at the Manchester Opera House in England, before moving to London’s West End, where it won three Olivier Awards, and six Whats On Stage Awards before playing its final performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre in March 2023.

The show had its North American premiere in July 2022 in Toronto, where it broke box office records and played to standing-room-only audiences, before heading to Broadway, where it again broke box office records playing nightly to sold-out crowds.

It will soon be seen around the globe with an upcoming UK Tour (July 2024), a North American Tour (September 2024) and a Germany production (October 2024). The German production marks the show’s first production with a book translated into a different language and will also be the sixth country to welcome & JULIET in less than five years.


Season Details

Venue: Comedy Theatre
Date: 19 June- 12 July 2024

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