Review: No If, &s or Buts: &Juliet Is Wonderful

November 17, 2022, 11:44.58 pm ET  


Photo: Matthew Murphy                                                                                           

By Brian Scott Lipton

It’s perhaps only appropriate that “&Juliet,” the thoroughly enchanting new “jukebox musical” now at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, ends with an audience singalong to “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” the ultra-catchy Oscar-nominated theme from the 2016 movie “Trolls.” 

Why? Because you will have been feeling a lot of feelings over the previous 2 ½ hours. You’ll be feeling sympathy for almost all the characters, most notably our titular heroine (superbly played by the strong-voiced Lorna Courtney). You’ll also be feeling grateful for the remarkable talents of everyone on stage, including an incredibly precise and athletic corps of a dozen dancers executing Jennifer Weber’s exuberant choreography. Continue reading...

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