West End Star Oliver Tompsett Makes His Broadway Debut in & Juliet Beginning May 10 | Playbill

Broadway News West End Star Oliver Tompsett Makes His Broadway Debut in & Juliet Beginning May 10

The hit jukebox musical continues at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Oliver Tompsett and cast in & Juliet

West End star Oliver Tompsett, who originated the role of William Shakespeare in the Manchester and West End productions of & Juliet, joins the Broadway company of the hit musical in the same role beginning May 10 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Tompsett, whose London credits also include Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots, Guys and Dolls, and Wicked, is making his Broadway debut. The actor is temporarily replacing Austin Scott, who will return June 18 following a scheduled leave of absence.

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The Broadway company currently features Tony nominee Lorna Courtney as Juliet (through May 12), 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. As previously announced, Maya Boyd will take over the role of Juliet May 14.

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.

See Tompsett in the original West End production below:

Production Photos: & Juliet in London

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