Backstreet Boys Star AJ McLean Hosts & Juliet Sing-Along Performance on Broadway May 16 | Playbill

Broadway News Backstreet Boys Star AJ McLean Hosts & Juliet Sing-Along Performance on Broadway May 16

The hit jukebox musical continues at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

AJ McLean Tyler Shields

AJ McLean—of Backstreet Boys fame—hosts a sing-along performance of the hit Broadway musical & Juliet May 16 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

At the 7 PM performance, attendees will be encouraged to join the cast by belting out their favorite Max Martin hits, which include Backstreet Boys songs "I Want It That Way," "Show Me the Meaning," "Everybody," "As Long As You Love Me," and "Shape of My Heart."

The sing-along performance is part of a month-long “It’s Gonna Be May,” inspired by the N'SYNC song also featured in the musical. For tickets and more information, visit

The Broadway company currently features Tony nominee Maya Boyd as Juliet, Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, Olivier winner David Bedella as Lance, Tony nominee Betsy Wolfe as Anne Hathaway, Justin David Sullivan as May, Charity Angél Dawson as Angélique, Ben Jackson Walker as Romeo, and Philippe Arroyo as Francois.

The ensemble includes Daniel Assetta, Andrew Chappelle, Michael Iván Carrier, Phil Colgan, Virgil Gadson, Najah Hetsberger, Makai Hernandez, Bobby “Pocket” Horner, Joomin Hwang, Megan Kane, Alaina Vi Maderal, Daniel J. Maldonado, Brittany Nicholas, Ava Noble, Jasmine Rafael, Matt Raffy, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Rachel Webb.

The hit musical, nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, flips the script on the William Shakespeare classic, imagining what would happen next if Juliet hadn’t ended it all over Romeo.

Featuring a book by David West Read, the score includes a mix of tunes by Max Martin and more, including “Since U Been Gone,” “Roar,” “I Want It That Way,” and “Confident.”

The production also has direction by Luke Sheppard, choreography by Jennifer Weber, musical supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Bill Sherman, scenic design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Gareth Owen, video projection design by Andrzej Goulding, hair, wig, and makeup design by J. Jared Janas, and musical direction and additional orchestrations by Dominic Fallacaro.

U.S. casting is by Stephen Kopel and Carrie Gardner. & Juliet is executive-produced on Broadway by Eva Price.

Photos: Maya Boyd in & Juliet on Broadway

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