A "Romeo and Juliet" Jubilee
On September 22 in select cinemas nationwide, The Royal Ballet will live-stream its production of Sir Kenneth MacMillian’s Romeo and Juliet. The screening celebrates the ballet’s 50th anniversary, which debuted at The Royal Ballet with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in the title roles. The live stream will feature Royal principals Sarah Lamb and Steven McRrae. (We caught a sneak peak of Lamb and others in rehearsal during a web live stream last week.)
To find screening locations, go to http://us.rohcinema.com/tickets. Don’t worry if your local theater isn’t showing The Royal Ballet’s production tomorrow; various other U.S. locations will screen the recording later in the fall. And don’t miss the amazing opportunity to compare two different balletic versions of the classic tragedy in one week: San Francisco Ballet screens its Romeo & Juliet on September 24. Shameless bunhead that I am, I’ll be seeing both.