Arthur Laurents to Participate in February 23 Romeo and Juliet Talkback
Laurents is currently represented on Broadway with his revival of West Side Story, a musical update of Shakespeare's play. Among his other credits are the 2008, 2003, and 1975 revivals of Gypsy. In addition to penning the book for West Side Story and Gypsy, he has contributed to musicals such as La Cage aux Folles and Do I Hear a Waltz? and written plays such as Home of the Brave and The Time of the Cuckoo.
Sonny Valicenti and Laura Esposito play the title roles in a company that also features Hugh Kennedy (Benvolio), Elizabeth Stahlmann (Nurse/Samson), William Sturdivant (Mercutio/Prince), Christine Weber (Lady Capulet), Jamie Smithson (Paris/Abraham), Isaac Woofter (Tybalt/Apothecary), Chris Thorn (Capulet), Jesse Bonnell (Gregory/Friar John), Raymond L. Chapman (Friar Laurence), Jason McDowell Green (Montague/Peter), and Myxolydia Tyler (Lady Montague/Balthasar).