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Boston Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

Closed April 8, 2018

Elegant dancing, eye-popping pageantry, and vivid storytelling.

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Why See Boston Ballet - Romeo and Juliet?

A welcome return

Cranko's Romeo and Juliet premiered in 1962 and was first performed by the Stuttgart Ballet. The exquisitely rendered ballet, set to Sergei Prokofiev's magnificent score, is an inspired realization of William Shakespeare's timeless tale.

When the Stuttgart Ballet danced the American premiere of John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet in 1969, Clive Barnes wrote in The New York Times that this staging of Prokofiev's score "is, quite simply, the best of a surprisingly distinguished bunch. Many choreographers have attempted the score . . . but it has been left to Cranko to give the work its complete fulfillment." Upon its Boston Ballet premiere, the Company became the only American company to hold three of Cranko's greatest works, including Onegin and The Taming of the Shrew, as part of its extensive repertoire. In Boston, Romeo and Juliet was met with rave reviews; The Boston Globe described it as offering "elegant dancing, eye-popping pageantry, and vivid storytelling."

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Opening night: 15 March 2018

Run time

2 hours and 45 minutes.

Cast and Creative


Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography: John Cranko

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Richard Riley: “Romeo and Juliet”

SPECTACULAR I have seen many different musical performances in Boston... more

Laura Sholtz: “Shakespeare Alive and Well, Living in Boston ”

Cranko's "Romeo and Juliet" is magnificent. I have seen three performances... more

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