NO chemistry between this Romeo and Juliet

By zdonowski
Written February 17, 2014
Wanted to love it but sadly there was simply no chemistry between Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. My daughter is studying the play this year at school and I wanted her to see this Broadway production. She did not like it nor did I. Ordered the Zeffirelli DVD from Netflix.
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Romeo & Juliet

By jbwatson406
Written February 15, 2014
Interesting and enjoyable take on Shakespeare and West Side story combined. Took a bit to get into the language and plot but once that occured it was outstanding.
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a terrific opportunity to see a Broadway production

By scottconundrum
Written February 14, 2014
"Romeo and Juliet on Broadway" is an opportunity to see a Broadway-quality show with the advantage of film close-ups. It's also a great way to introduce kids to The Bard in a form they will likely find more engaging than as a reading assignment . The cast is uniformly excellent, and the staging astonishing, which will help those intimidated by the text to sit through some of the challenging and occasionally hard-to-follow dialogue. The quasi-modern setting (Romeo enters on a motorcycle that is quickly dispensed with and never seen again, and the Montague and Capulet youth all dress in torn jeans, and a stone wall has been tagged with graffiti) comes and goes with no real purpose; if you think about it too long, you'll find yourself wondering why the characters therefore don't have cell phones. Better to just let yourself become immersed in the fine acting and carried along by the timeless story.
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A whole new way to experience Romeo+Juliet!

By drdaviddonovan
Written February 17, 2014
This production is a thrilling and romantic R+J! Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad are as passionate and attractive as the doomed Shakespeare couple as I've ever seen. The words take on a new "bloom" and are as ravishing as ever in this timeless yet modern interpretation.
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By Sawabinic
Written February 19, 2014
Very bad production from Broadway. Bad acting from Bloom, he is not fit for theatre acting
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