Skip to content

Austin Scott to take over as Shakespeare in ‘& Juliet’

Scott will join the cast as performances continue at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Austin Scott (Credit: Jenny Anderson)

Austin Scott will assume the role of Shakespeare in Broadway’s “& Juliet” beginning Aug. 8. Stark Sands, who originated the role for the Main Stem, will play his final performance on Aug. 6.

Sands departs the production in anticipation of his role in the new musical “Swept Away.”

Scott was last seen on Broadway as Joe Scott in “Girl From The North Country.” Prior to that, the actor made his Main Stem debut as a replacement for the title character in “Hamilton.”

He joins a cast that features Lorna Courtney, Paulo Szot, Betsy Wolfe, Justin David Sullivan, Melanie La Barrie, Ben Jackson Walker and Philippe Arroyo. The company also includes Brandon Antonio, Michael Iván Carrier, Nico DeJesus, Nicholas Edwards, Virgil Gadson, Bobby “Pocket” Horner, Joomin Hwang, Megan Kane, Alaina Vi Maderal, Daniel J. Maldonado, Joe Moeller, Brittany Nicholas, Ava Noble, Kim Onah, Veronica Otim, Jasmine Rafael, Matt Raffy, Tiernan Tunnicliffe and Rachel Webb.

“& Juliet” opened on Nov. 17, 2022. The production was nominated for nine Tony Awards.

Directed by Luke Sheppard and with a book by David West Read, “& Juliet” uses contemporary pop songs to flip the script on the traditional story of “Romeo & Juliet.”

“& Juliet” is produced on Broadway by Max Martin and Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, Jenny Petersson, Martin Dodd and Eva Price.