Musical updating romeo and juliet
Bredeweg is also one of the creators and executive producers of the critically-acclaimed new television series, “Good Trouble,” a spin-off of the award-winning Freeform series, “The Fosters.”I recently spoke with Bredeweg about “The Romeo & Juliet Project” and more in this exclusive new interview. As a writer, what I tend to do is pick up the old classics and read them from time to time. to San Francisco and was listening to a Best of compilation of Pat and Neil. watching a show at The Rockwell and pitched the idea of a mash up of Shakespeare and Pat and Neil’s music.
I hadn’t read “Romeo & Juliet” since high school and about eight years ago I decided to read it and fell in love with it all over again. Because “Romeo & Juliet” was still in my head I realized that every song that came over the speakers related to the story, and if you put their songs in a certain order it perfectly tells the tale. They gave us the space and a few months later we tried it out and it was massively successful.
I’m an explorer and a people watcher who takes in the world around me. As a writer it’s our duty to create new worlds and to keep pushing the envelope.
In the TV world, I created a show called “The Fosters” that ran for five years on Freeform and is now available on Netflix.
(Well, actually he didn't, but none of his sources did… Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a play, intended to be performed live in real time on a stage.
Zefferelli wrote a screenplay from Shakespeare's plays, intended to be made into a film.
I would propose to place my version of Romeo and Juliet in a modern setting.
This is because would be easier and better as you would have all the things you need in modern life.
To sit by their side now and create something with them is really a dream come true.The show brings the audience into the modern, war-torn metropolis of Verona and weaves Benatar’s and Giraldo’s arsenal of deeply emotional rock anthems and new songs, all while exploring the question — what does it take to regain a world where peace is possible?During their four-decade career, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have forged one of the most successful and iconic partnerships in music history.It’s a staged reading where we’ll be doing two nights for The Bay Street Theater’s “Under The Stars.” It’s going to be a celebration of Pat and Neil, their music and this new theatrical adventure. I grew up on [Steven] Spielberg and [George] Lucas and will never forget when my mom took me and my brother to a drive-in theater for the first time when I was six to see “E.
T.” I looked up at that big screen under the stars and was absolutely mesmerized.“The Romeo & Juliet Project,” a new musical featuring the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with the book by Bradley Bredeweg, will present a free concert-staged reading in Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY on August 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.