New musical coming to London – &Juliet with music by Max Martin

Sep 26, 2019 by

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Max Martin at the end of the cast recording sessions for the & Juliet cast album.

 

Max Martin produces new musical

 

Songwriter and producer Max Martin has brought to life a new musical called & Juliet, which is based on the titular heroine from William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo & Juliet.

& Juliet soars with the music of one of Sweden’s most famous producers of all time: Max Martin, the acclaimed songwriter of some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years, and recorded by artists including Backstreet BoysJustin TimberlakeBritney SpearsKaty Perry, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, all brilliantly arranged by Tony® and Grammy Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman. Max is still active in the production scene: in 2018, Dua Lipa announced they are working together on a new album.

Some of the songs Max produced include Baby One More Time for Britney Spears, I Want It That Way for the Backstreet Boys and The Weeknd‘s I Can’t Feel My Face.

All the above songs and many others will feature in & Juliet, whose libretto has been written by David West Read. According to London Theatre, the musical will “follow Shakespeare’s Juliet (Miriam-Teak Lee) who is getting over Romeo by escaping to Paris with Nurse and her best friends.”

 

Impressive cast

Miriam-Teak Lee (HamiltonOn The Town) is starring as the lead role of Juliet, and the show brings together a host of performers who have headlined some of the most celebrated shows of recent years: Cassidy Janson (Leading Ladies, Chess, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical)Oliver Tompsett (Kinky Boots, Wicked); two-time Olivier Award winner David Bedella (Jerry Springer the Opera, In The Heights); Arun Blair-Mangat (Leave to Remain, Angels in America); Melanie La Barrie (Wicked, Matilda); Jordan Luke Gage (who starred in the lead role of Strat in Bat Out of Hell), Tim Mahendran (Spring Awakening).

 

Rehearsal

 

The cast

 

The production will play a limited season at Manchester Opera House, from Tuesday 10 September to Saturday 12 October, before beginning performances in London at The Shaftesbury Theatre on Saturday 2 November.

 

Get your tickets here:

www.andjulietthemusical.co.uk