Base Entertainment Asia will be bringing & Juliet, the smash-hit musical that has taken over Broadway and the West End, for its Asian premiere in Singapore. The show will run for a strictly limited season from September 21 to October 8, 2023, at the Sands Theatre in Marina Bay Sands.
With a book by Emmy Award-winning Schitt’s Creek writer David West Read, and music from legendary five-time GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter/producer Max Martin, & Juliet imagines what would happen if Juliet had not ended it all for Romeo and got a second chance at life and love, on her terms.
The show flips the script on the greatest love story ever told, creating an uplifting story of self-discovery, empowerment, and love through an addictive playlist of pop anthems by Max Martin and friends, including Since U Been Gone, Roar, Baby One More Time, Larger Than Life, That’s The Way It Is, Can’t Stop the Feeling, plus a brand-new song written especially for the show by Martin.
& Juliet is directed by Luke Sheppard, with choreography by Jennifer Weber, musical supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Bill Sherman, scenic design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Gareth Owen, and video and projection design by Andrzej Goulding.
“Singaporeans are not going to have to wait years on before they get to watch this unrivalled production that is ruling Broadway and West End,” said Chantal Prudhomme, Chief Executive Officer of Base Entertainment Asia.
“It’s a story so relevant today, told with such wit and humour, everyone is going to be able to connect with it in their own way. And with Max Martin’s iconic songs, not just musical theatre fans but anyone can have a fun and unforgettable time at the theatre with & Juliet.”
The show had its world premiere in September 2019 at the Manchester Opera House in England before moving to London’s West End, where it won three Olivier Awards.
It had its North American premiere in July 2022 in Toronto, where it broke box office records and played to standing-room-only audiences, before heading to Broadway, where it has again broken box office records and played to sold-out crowds.