Romeo and Juliet - In a Jewish Adaptation
About Romeo and Juliet
World Premiere Adaptation and Production. Starring David Serero as Romeo. Featuring Ladinos and Yiddish songs.
ROMEO and JULIET coming Off-Broadway in a World Premiere Jewish adaptation this June 2019 at the Center for Jewish History (15 west 16th Street New York NY 10011). This unique production is adapted and directed by David Serero, who is also starring as Romeo. One family is Sephardic and the other one is Ashkenazi, featuring classic Ladinos and Yiddish songs as well as others surprises. Instead of Verona, the adaptation takes place in Jerusalem.
The Cast includes: David Serero (Romeo), Ashley Brooke Miller (Juliet), Lisa Monde (Lady Capulet), David Mohr (Rabbi Laurence), Matthew Zimmerman (Tybalt/Father Capulet), Patrick Clark (Mercutio), and Felix Jarrar (Piano).
David Serero is widely known for his signature of theatrical adaptations (which he adapts, directs and produces) introducing classics to a broader audience with unique adaptations, by adding what he calls his "touch of champagne". His recent adaptations are "Cyrano de Bergerac" featuring Jazz standards, "Othello" in a Moroccan style, "The Merchant of Venice" in a Sephardi style, and many more. David has also brought operas in a more accessible format (Don Giovanni, Nabucco, Nozze di Figaro) with unique adaptations, as well as bringing back to life important works of literature such as the Jew of Malta, The Yiddish King Lear, and Napoleon by Stanley Kubrick.