& Juliet Broadway Review Roundup

After hugely successful runs in London and Toronto, & Juliet has opened on Broadway to a fantastic reaction from audiences and critics. See a roundup of what critics are saying below:


“Shakespearean Jukebox Musical is Like a Shot of Pure Gold”
“It’s the most fun you’ll have in a Broadway theater right now.”
“The performances are consistently high caliber.”
“& Juliet is exactly the show Broadway needs right now: fun, exuberant, supremely joyful, hilarious, and excellently performed by a talented and diverse cast.”


“& Juliet is a joy ride from start to finish”
“Howard Hudson creates new, energetic pictures through his lighting design in each climactic number”
“director Luke Sheppard … keeps the production chugging at a relentless but effective pace.”


“Hit-Maker Max Martin’s Jukebox Musical Roars For The Balcony”
“Howard Hudson’s lighting design, Gareth Owen’s sound design and Andrzej Goulding’s video & projection design are all first-rate.”

New York Times

“What saves “& Juliet” from being a lowest-common-denominator corporate byproduct is something else, something I never expected: wit.”
“The wit operates on many levels in the director Luke Sheppard’s super-poppy production, including hilarious hybrid Elizabethan costumes (by Paloma Young) that feature a codpiece the size of a snapping turtle, cotton-candy lighting (by Howard Hudson) and playful sets (by Soutra Gilmour) situating the story in a century somehow combining the 16th and ours.”

New York Theatre Guide

“Director Luke Sheppard’s staging makes great use of projections, flying set pieces, and a levitating circular platform to showcase dramatic moments”

Entertainment Weekly

“West End director Luke Shepard (In the Heights) keeps it all moving at a headlong clip”
“a star-crossed night of violent delights”

The Wrap

“Luke Sheppard’s direction of his actors effectively showcases many of the more appealing quirks in Read’s characters.”
“the whole thing looks more than ready for a cross-country tour.”

New York Stage Review

“Director Luke Sheppard provides the sort of high-octane, pop concert-style staging that gives the not dissimilar Six a run for its money”

& Juliet is directed by Luke Sheppard, with lighting design by Howard Hudson.

The rest of the creative team includes:

Choreography by Jennifer Weber
Set design by Soutra Gilmour
Costume design by Paloma Young
Sound design by Gareth Owen
Video and Projection design by Andrzej Goulding
Hair and Makeup design by J. Jared Janas
Music and Lyrics by Max Martin
Book by David West Read