Romeo and Juliet

Tragedy - Revival

51st Street Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: May 9, 1940
  • Closing Date: June 8, 1940
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 36

Playwright: William Shakespeare


Teenagers Romeo and Juliet fall for each other despite their warring families in Verona. Their passionate romance leads to tragedy in William Shakespeare's tale of forbidden love.


Opening Night Cast

Vivien Leigh in Romeo and Juliet Vivien Leigh Juliet
Laurence Olivier in Romeo and Juliet Laurence Olivier Romeo
Wesley Addy Benvolio
Frank Downing Paris
Halliwell Hobbes Capulet
Barbara Horder Lady Montague
Alexander Knox Friar Laurence
Dame May Whitty Nurse to Juliet
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier Director
  Ernst Matray Musical Staging
  Maria Matray Musical Staging
Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier Production Design
  Motley Scenic Design
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