Smash hit musical & JULIET increases global footprint

On the heels of the show’s first anniversary on Broadway, the producers of & JULIET announced today that the hit musical will premiere a German production at Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg in October 2024, adding an additional market for the international hit production that has now been performed on four continents.

The German production, which marks the show’s first production with a book translated into a different language, will also be the sixth country to welcome & JULIET in less than five years, after productions in England (West End), Canada (North American Premiere), America (Broadway), Australia and Singapore.

Lead Producer Theresa Steele Page:

We’re so thrilled that audiences across the globe have responded to & JULIET in such a big way, I think it’s a reminder that its message and themes are universal, Max’s songs are beloved by all, and the show brings so much joy to people. And we could all use a little more joy in our lives right now.

In addition to the new German production, & JULIET will launch multiple tours in 2024, bringing the story of Juliet’s second chance to new audiences worldwide. As previously announced, a North American tour is set to launch in September 2024, and will play more than 65 cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C, and Charlotte, NC.

Tickets are now on sale for Charlotte, NC, with additional cities and ticketing information to be announced soon.

An upcoming UK tour, beginning July 2024, will travel across England, Scotland, and Wales with stops in 29 cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.

In the Southern hemisphere, a successful Australian tour has completed an engagement in Melbourne and will next play Perth, beginning 30 December, and Sydney, beginning 27 February 2024. The Australian company also played Singapore’s stunning Sands Theatre.

Australian producer Michael Cassel:

We are so thrilled to be part of the global family of & JULIET and to share this wonderful, life-affirming production with audiences all over Australia,” & JULIET’s  “Audiences in Melbourne were blown away by the show when we premiered there earlier this year, and the response to our announcements in Perth and Sydney indicate we will be seeing the same reaction when we arrive there.

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.

& 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 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, JULIET is created by the Emmy-winning writer from Schitt’s Creek 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.

Playing that other half of the star-crossed lovers is recent Fangirls heartthrob Blake Appelqvist.

Completing the dazzling cast of principals is star of the stage and ARIA 1 winner Casey Donovan as Angélique; Broadway, West End and Australian music theatre star Hayden Tee as Lance; and newcomers Jesse Dutlow as May and Yashith Fernando as Francois.

Joining them on stage is the cast of incredible players Georgia Anderson as Susanna, Jade Delmiguez as Eleanor, James Elmer as Kempe, Riley Gill as Imogen/Benvolio, Jerome Javier as Thomas, Giorgia Kennedy as Judith, Jordan Koulos as Richard, Sarah Murr as Lady Capulet/Nell, Coby Njoroge as Augustine, Jake O’Brien as Fletcher, Clay Roberts as Henry, Jacob Rozario as Gregory, Selina Salgadoe as Gwynne, Sean Sinclair as Lord Capulet/Sly, Nathan James Tamati as Cuthbert, Romy Vuksan as Margaret, Aadhya Wijegoon award ena as Viola and Imani Williams as Lucy.

& JULIET first premiered on the West End in 2019 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it was nominated for nine and went on to win three Olivier Awards, as well as six Whats On Stage Awards, the most of any production that year. The show opened on Broadway in November 2022 to rave reviews and is still playing to packed houses.

& JULIET will play the Crown Theatre, Perth from 30 December for a strictly limited engagement, followed by a season at Sydney Lyric Theatre from 27 February.

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The original creative team reunites for the Australian production and includes David West Read (Book), Max Martin (Music & Lyrics) Luke Sheppard (Direction), Jennifer Weber (Choreography), Bill Sherman (Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements), Soutra Gilmour (set design), Paloma Young (costume design), Howard Hudson (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design) and Andrzej Goulding (Video Design).

Season Details

Venue: Crown Theatre, Perth
Date: ​​​​​30 Dec 2023 – 21 Jan 2024

Venue: Sydney Lyric Theatre
Date: 27 Feb– 28 Apr 2024

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