Austin Scott Returns to Broadway's & Juliet June 18 | Playbill

Broadway News Austin Scott Returns to Broadway's & Juliet June 18

The hit jukebox musical continues at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Austin Scott in & Juliet Matthew Murphy

The Broadway production of the Tony-nominated musical & Juliet, which recently recouped its entire $17 million original investment, welcomes the return of Austin Scott to the role of William Shakespeare in the hit musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre June 18.

During the Girl From the North Country star's leave of absence, the role was played by West End actor Oliver Tompsett, who originated the role of  Shakespeare in the Manchester and West End productions of & Juliet.

The current Broadway cast also includes Maya Boyd as Juliet, three-time 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, with Daniel Assetta, Andrew Chappelle, Michael Iván Carrier, Phil Colgan, Virgil Gadson, Makai Hernandez, Najah Hetsberger, 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.

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The jukebox 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.

The international hit musical, which opened at the Sondheim November 17, 2022, is the first new musical of the 2022–2023 Broadway season to announce its recoupment. The Main Stem production has grossed more than $93,000,000 and welcomed more than 650,000 audience members to date.

This year, & Juliet will launch a U.K. tour (in July), a North American tour (in September), and a German production (in October), marking the sixth country to welcome the show in less than five years since its West End premiere in 2019. With productions in Australia (currently in Sydney through July 12) and Singapore, & Juliet has now played on four continents.

Photos: Maya Boyd in & Juliet on Broadway

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