Ariana Grande Surprises Broadway ‘& Juliet’ Cast
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Ariana Grande took a step back in time this weekend by revisiting her roots on the Broadway. The 30-year-old singer, who kickstarted her career with a role in the short-lived 2008 musical 13, made a special appearance at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City to catch a performance of & Juliet.
Ariana Grande Was Brought to Tears Watching Broadway Musical & Juliet
The musical, which has garnered Tony nominations, brings a unique twist to the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. It asks the intriguing question: What if Juliet didn’t meet her tragic end? Instead, the story explores a new narrative for her life, using a medley of popular songs, including two of Grande’s very own hits, “Problem” and “Break Free.”
The magic of & Juliet doesn’t stop at its captivating storyline and iconic tunes. Max Martin, a five-time Grammy-winning songwriter and producer, is the mastermind behind the show’s soundtrack. In a delightful turn of events, Martin was present in the audience alongside Grande, making this evening even more special.
Grande watched the performance with the rest of the audience, generating quite a buzz among her fellow theatergoers. Following the show, Grande and Martin made their way backstage to meet the talented cast. This includes Tony Award winner Paulo Szot and Tony nominees Lorna Courtney and Betsy Wolfe.
Grande’s graciousness shone through as she brought her Playbill to be autographed by the entire cast. It’s clear that her roots on Broadway still hold a special place in her heart.
Ariana Grande’s Rumored Boyfriend, Ethan Slater Returns to Broadway
Grande’s rumored boyfriend, Ethan Slater, is preparing for his role in the revival of Spamalot, a Broadway adaptation of the iconic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Slater is set to play the dual role of The Historian/Prince Herbert, adding to the excitement of Broadway’s upcoming season.
With performances of Spamalot scheduled to begin on October 31 at the St. James Theatre, Broadway enthusiasts have much to look forward to. Just a day before the revival kicks off, another Broadway milestone will be celebrated as Wicked marks its 20th anniversary.
The show has become one of Broadway’s longest-running hits. Celebrated for its captivating tale of friendship between Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West.
What makes this anniversary even more special is that both Grande and Slater are set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Wicked. Grande will take on the role of Glinda, while Slater portrays Boq, the love interest of Elphaba’s younger sister, Nessarose, who eventually becomes the Wicked Witch of the East.
Their relationship began on the set of the film, forging a connection that has extended beyond the silver screen. Fans can anticipate the release of the first part of the Wicked film adaptation on November 27, 2024.