Musical updating romeo juliet
as part of Bay Street Theater and Guild Hall’s “Under the Stars.”Produced by Jamie Cesa and Bel Chiasso Entertainment and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater’s Artistic Director, “The Romeo & Juliet Project” re-imagines the story of the star-crossed lovers using the power of Benatar and Giraldo’s music to remind us what happens when we forget the impact of love, equality, and acceptance.
The show brings the audience into the modern, war-torn metropolis of Verona and weaves Benatar’s and Giraldo’s arsenal of deeply emotional rock anthems and new songs, all while exploring the question — what does it take to regain a world where peace is possible?
Baz Luhrmann's updating of the love classic retains the bard's original dialogue alongside a modern soundtrack and a disarmingly simple score by British composer Craig Armstrong.
Released: 1996 Directed by: Baz Luhrmann Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio, Clare Danes, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite The Film: Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona where the gun-toting members of two warring families wage a vicious battle on the streets as the young star-crossed lovers, Romeo (Leonardo di Caprio) and Juliet (Clare Danes) pursue their tragic destiny.
Collaborating with Armstrong on the score were two previous Massive Attack cohorts, Nelle Hooper and Marius de Vries, who undertook the ambitious task of creating the unconventional soundtrack to the very unconventional modern interpretation of the Shakespeare classic.It pierced my heart in a way that most pop music didn’t do. We’re updating the tale by setting it in a war torn, much more modern world.It’s a tale that blends the modern tone of the theater with the epic musical. Their life and relationship was the real Romeo & Juliet of their era. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was originally published in 1597 and is the tragic love story of a young man and woman who come from rival families.Numerous productions, from theatrical to ballets to films, have been created over the years to introduce, or re-introduce, this classic to audiences.