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Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler to make Broadway debuts in ‘Romeo + Juliet’; Jack Antonoff will provide original music

Sam Gold will direct the fall revival, which will feature movement by Sonya Tayeh.

Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler in a promotional image for “Romeo + Juliet” (Credit: Sam Levy)

A Shakespeare classic is returning to Broadway with award-winning screen stars. “Romeo + Juliet” will receive a fall 2024 Main Stem revival headlined by Emmy Award winner Kit Connor and Golden Globe Award winner Rachel Zegler in the title roles. Tony Award winner Sam Gold will direct the production, which will feature original music by Grammy Award winner Jack Antonoff and movement by Tony winner Sonya Tayeh. The revival is being produced by Seaview.

“Romeo + Juliet” is Shakespeare’s tragic romance of two Italian youths who come from feuding families. The play’s most recent Broadway staging, a 2013 revival starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, was directed by David Leveaux.

This production, whose logo is being branded with a plus sign between its lovers’ names, will mark the Broadway debut of Connor, known for his turn as Nick Nelson on the series “Heartstopper,” for which he won a Children and Family’s Emmy Award. This revival will also mark the first Broadway appearance for Zegler, who earned a Golden Globe for playing Maria in the movie remake of “West Side Story.” Casting for “Romeo + Juliet” is by Taylor Williams.

Antonoff, who in February won his third consecutive Grammy as Producer of the Year, is lead singer of the pop-rock band Fun. “Romeo + Juliet” will mark his first foray into Broadway.

Gold, a Tony winner for his direction of “Fun Home,” also earned a Tony nod for directing “A Doll’s House, Part 2.” He is currently represented on Broadway by a revival of “An Enemy of the People.” Gold is no stranger to directing Shakespeare, having helmed prior Main Stem stagings of “Macbeth” and “King Lear.”

Tayeh won a Tony for choreographing the current Broadway musical “Moulin Rouge!” She provided movement for the recent revival of the play “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.” Tayeh was twice Emmy-nominated for providing choreography to TV’s competition series “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Production dates, venue, additional casting and full creative team for “Romeo + Juliet” will be announced.