‘Romeo and Juliet’: Two star-crossed stars on Broadway

Romeo and Juliet / Carol Rosegg
Romeo and Juliet / Carol Rosegg

Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad aren’t so much star-crossed as mismatched in David Leveaux’s revival of Romeo and Juliet. There are some pretty tableaux in the first act, but the second is a bit of a slog. It doesn’t help that some of the visual and stylistic novelties introduced early on — the modern-dress costumes, the columns of fire, Romeo’s motorcycle, the mixed-race casting — are either abandoned or given no thematic weight in the second. Check out the rest of my C+ review on EW.com

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