& Juliet will hold its North American premiere in Toronto, it’s been confirmed.
The hit new musical – which is currently running in London’s West End – will open at the Mirvish Theatre in February 2021.
A play within a play, & Juliet follows William Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway as they rewrite and act out his iconic story of star crossed lovers Romeo & Juliet.
In the newly revised version, Juliet decides against taking her own life on finding her lover seemingly dead and instead creates a whole new life for herself in Paris.
The musical features a book by David West Read and a pop score of songs co-written by legendary music producer Max Martin ranging from …Baby One More Time (Britney Spears) to Everybody (Backstreet Boys).
The creative team – led by director Luke Sheppard with choreographer Jennifer Weber, orchestrator Bill Sherman, designer Soutra Gilmour and costume designer Paloma Young – will oversee the new Canadian production.
In London, the show is currently playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre booking through to October 2020.
Performances are Monday – Saturday 7:30pm with Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2:30pm.