Cast and Creatives


The press met with the cast and creatives of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn and Theater Pizzazz’ Magda Katz was on the scene.

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in association with Eric Krebs presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, with book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman, music adapted from classic Italian melodies, and directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen.  The cast is: Nikita Burshteyn (Newsies)Anna Kostakis (NY debut)Carlos Lopez (Man of La Mancha), Michael Marotta (Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia), Michael Notardonato (NY debut), Ari Raskin (NY debut), Troy Valjean Rucker (The Scottsboro Boys), Zach Schanne (Pippin), and Viet Vo (The Mikado).

Judy McLane, Carlos Lopez

Ari Raskin, Michael Notardonato

Judy McLane, Nikita Burshteyn, Ari Raskin

Romeo—yes, THAT Romeo—finds himself in 1960 Brooklyn, chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet. But no, it’s Bernadette, the beautiful, foul-mouthed daughter of a crime family in this wild spoof of Shakespeare’s timeless tale.

The limited engagement of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn begins Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and continuing through Saturday evening February 16, 2020 at Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres 502 West 53rd Street (10th Avenue & 53rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday evening, January 23, 2020 at 8:00pm.

Interviews/Photos: Magda Katz