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Photos: Meet the Swings of Broadway's & Juliet

Playbill News

The swings of & Juliet are bringing the flavor, and they're ready to show you how.

The anachronistic jukebox musical, which blends the pop music of Max Martin with William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, opened on Broadway November 17. A West End transfer, the show celebrates individuality: each and every ensemble member and swing having their own character breakdown and custom-built series of costumes, unique to each performer.

It is these swings, which cover multiple roles on Broadway and steps in if anyone is sick, that helps keep the show going—especially during the winter months when colds and flus are going around backstage. For & Juliet, one swing covers at least six roles (though some cover 12, even 13, roles!)...READ MORE 

Author: Margaret Hall


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