Video Interview with Ben Jackson Walker: Broadway Dreams Come True In And Juliet

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Romeo is one of literature's most famous characters and now he is being embodied by Ben Jackson Walker who is making his Broadway debut in the new hit musical & Juliet.

After seeing the show a few weeks ago, I was so excited to have the opportunity to speak with him. I haven't been able to get the songs out of my head because they are the soundtrack to my life. The show tells a fresh, new story about Romeo & Juliet.

The cast is fantastic in bringing this musical to life! I was already into the show even before it started as some of the actors come out on stage & interact with the audience before the musical begins. It's a great way to get the audience even more hyped up!

In this interview Ben answered my call to reveal:
  • What it's like to make his Broadway debut in & Juliet
  • The challenges of performing on Broadway
  • Stage Mishaps
  • Second Chances
  • How someone takes time off in a Broadway show
  • So much more

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Created by the Emmy-winning writer of Schitt's Creek, this hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told. & Juliet asks: what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo? Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as she ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love—her way.

Juliet’s new story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems as iconic as her name, including "Since U Been Gone‚" "Roar," "Baby One More Time," "Larger Than Life‚" "That’s The Way It Is,“ and "Can't Stop the Feeling!"—all from the genius songwriter/producer behind more #1 hits than any other artist this century. Break free of the balcony scene and get into this romantic comedy that proves there’s life after Romeo. The only thing tragic would be missing it.

& Juliet plays at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in NYC (124 West 43rd Street) Click here for tickets! 

Ben Jackson Walker

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Ben Jackson Walker is making his Broadway debut alongside this unbelievable cast and crew. TV/Film: Honor Society (Paramount+), Orange is the New Black, Evil. Theater: Connecticut Repertory Theater, Pittsburgh CLO, and workshops directed by Liesl Tommy and Michael Greif. He is a graduate of the musical theater program at the University of Michigan.


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