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Behind the curtain: Orlando Bloom to star in 'Romeo and Juliet,' more

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Orlando to Bloom in ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Although a new production of “Romeo and Juliet” with Elizabeth Olsen will play at Off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company in the fall, it was announced Monday that a separate production of the romantic tragedy will open on Broadway in September and will star Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. Director David Leveaux intends it to be an interracial production where the Montagues are white and the Capulets are black.

Aaron Tveit’s nightclub show sells out super fast
Many well-known singers have performed at 54 Below since it opened almost a year ago, but it was Aaron Tveit, who is now best known for playing Enjolras in the “Les Mis” film, who managed to break the venue’s record for selling out all his upcoming concerts in record time

Scarlett’s ‘Cat’ revival fails to recoup its investment
The Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which finished its limited run last weekend, was unable to recoup its investment despite Scarlett Johansson’s star power, reported The New York Times.

‘Ever After’ to receive workshop production
The long-in-development musical version of the Cinderella-inspired film “Ever After” will receive a workshop production in the coming weeks. The show is now to be directed by Kathleen Marshall (“Anything Goes”)

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Tom Hanks, Martin Short, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli and Bernadette Peters at opening night of “Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin’ Over and Out”

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