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278. ROMEO AND JULIET


Play by William Shakespeare


Music: By David Diamond.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Produced by Dwight Deere Wiman. Directed by Peter Glenville. Scenery and costumes by Oliver Messel. Scenery executed by Studio Alliance; costumes executed by Karinska.

Premiere: March 10, 1951, Broadhurst Theatre, New York. Conductor: Robert Stanley. (Out-of-town preview: January 22, Cass Theatre, Detroit.)

Cast: Romeo, Douglas Watson; Juliet, Olivia de Havilland; Mercutio, Jack Hawkins; Tybalt, William Smithers; Capulet, Malcolm Keen; Lady Capulet, Isobel Elsom; Nurse to Juliet, Evelyn Varden; Friar Laurence, James Hayter; and others.

Note: Balanchine choreographed a pavane for the Capulet ball, Act I, Scene 5.

See also: 325  

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