Saturday, May 18, 2024

New Broadway “Romeo and Juliet” Drops F Word on Poster in New Low, Jack Antonoff Doing the Music


Jack Antonoff is making his Broadway debut.

The Grammy winning pop producer of Taylor Swift, Lana del Rey, and many others will supply music for a new Broadway production of “Romeo and Juliet” this fall.

The stars are Rachel Zegler and Kit Carson. Sam Gold is the director. Zegler starred in the Spielberg movie of “West Side Story” as Maria, the star crossed lover based on Juliet, so she’s essentially playing the same part again.

What’s more interesting about this “Romeo and Juliet” is the poster. Emblazoned across the ad are the words “The Youth are F**ked.” But spelled out, no asterisks.

Is this low class? Or this the future? Is Shakespeare rolling in his grave? Are we f**cked? Producers so far are Seaview, and 101 Productions, Ltd.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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