You didn’t have to read Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in high school to know that it is the most famous story of unrequited love to ever exist. Countless renditions of this classic story have been told on stage and screen with 36 years passing since it’s been on Broadway, but this fall the story of the ill-fated lovers of Verona will be back on a Broadway stage once again. Romeo and Juliet begins previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 24 and opens on September 19. This latest interpretation of Romeo and Juliet is directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and stars film star Orlando Bloom, making his Broadway debut, and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad in the lead roles. Shakespearean English will be spoken; however the setting will have a modern aesthetic.
As this iconic love story is first introduced to us in school, Tixs for Students is running a special promotion: A limited number of $20 tickets for each performance are available for college students. Tickets may be purchased in advance either at the box office with valid ID or online, exclusively through TIX4STUDENTS.COM. Limit of two tickets per order; price does not include facility fee. Educators can also purchase a limited number of $20 tickets for each performance are available for educators. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the box office with valid ID. PLEASE NOTE: Educator tickets are only available for purchase at the box office. Limit of two tickets per order; price does not include facility fee.
BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE STUDENT TO WIN A FREE PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE ROMEO AND JULIET! All you have to do is leave a comment answering these two simple questions:
- Who is Condola Rashads’ mother? (Hint: She played Bill Cosby’s wife on an iconic ‘80s sitcom)
- Who played Orlando Bloom’s father in Kingdom of Heaven? (Hint: He also played Zeus, father of the Gods, in the remake of Clash of the Titans and in the sequel Wrath of the Titans)
Comment as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning. The winner will be announced on August 20 at 5 pm EST. GOOD LUCK FAMERS!
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