Arts Preview Singapore

Preview: & Juliet by BASE Entertainment Asia

What if one of the world’s most famous love stories…didn’t end in the death of both lovers?

Making its Asian premiere and only Asian stop in Singapore, get ready as smash hit musical & Juliet hits our shores, for a strictly limited season from 21st September to 8th October 2023 at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Arriving in Singapore direct from a blockbuster season in Melbourne, where critics and audiences have raved about the show, the musical has also previously taken Broadway and West End by storm, receiving 9 nominations and winning 3 awards at the 2020 Laurence Olivier Awards.

& Juliet reimagines Shakespeare’s most renowned play, and imagines: what if Juliet didn’t die at the end of the play? Flipping the script on the greatest love story ever told, the musical offers Juliet a second chance at life and love, this time on her own terms. With a book by Emmy® Award-winning writer David West Read and music from legendary five-time Grammy® Award-winning songwriter/producer Max Martin, & Juliet empowers our heroine with a jukebox of pop anthems, 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’s Australian Producer, who is also producing the Singapore season, Michael Cassel said, “We have seen, time and time again, that audiences in Singapore love a good night out and & JULIET promises to do that. This remarkable production, takes decades of Max Martin’s extraordinary hits and wraps them around a hot new take on the greatest love story ever told – creating the biggest party in the city and we can’t wait to party in Singapore.”

Striving to make Singapore the Broadway of Asia, live entertainment company Base Entertainment Asia has always had their finger on the pulse of what audiences want to watch, and has successfully secured and presented many Asia Premieres of renowned international productions here. Chief Executive Officer of Base Entertainment Asia Chantal Prudhomme said that Singaporeans should not miss the opportunity to watch the musical when it is here, before it gets even bigger.

“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. It’s a story so relevant today, told with such wit and humour, everyone is going to be able 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,” Prudhomme said.

& Juliet is produced by Michael Cassel Group in association with MTM/Leyline and is presented in Singapore by Base Entertainment Asia under the direction of Chantal Prudhomme. The show is produced on Broadway and internationally by Max Martin, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, Jenny Petersson, Martin Dodd. & Juliet’s original creative team includes David West Read (Book), Max Martin & Friends (Music & Lyrics), Luke Sheppard (Direction), Jennifer Weber (Choreography), Bill Sherman (Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements), Soutra Gilmour (Scenic Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Howard Hudson (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design) and Andrzej Goulding (Video & Projection Design.

& Juliet had its World Premiere in September 2019 at the Manchester Opera House in England, before moving to London’s West End, where it began performances in November 2019 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London and went on to win three Olivier Awards. The show 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. The Australian production of & Juliet premiered in February 2023 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

& Juliet plays from 21st September to 8th October 2023 at the Sands Theatre. Tickets available here

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