Kit Connor to Play Romeo with Rachel Zegler as Juliet

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Update: Rachel Zegler, Kit Connor to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Romeo+Juliet’ With Music by Jack Antonoff.

“The youth are fucked. Left to their own devices in their parents’ world of violent ends, an impulsive pair of star-crossed lovers hurtle towards their inescapable fate. The intoxicating high of passion quickly descends into a brutal chaos that can only end one way.”

“With the presidential election coming up in November, I felt like making a show this fall that celebrates youth and hope, and unleashes the anger young people feel about the world they are inheriting,” director Sam Gold said in a statement.

British actor Kit Connor, known for his roles in “Heartstopper” and “Rocketman”, has hinted yesterday at a new project on the horizon. With a not-so-subtle Instagram post, the 24-year-old recently set tongues wagging in the LGBTQ+ community. Connor, who has openly identified as bisexual, appeared to tease fans with an image simply captioned “R+” and the location as Verona, Italy.

Piquing curiosity further, musical sensation Rachel Zegler simultaneously shared a photo with the caption “+J,” also at Verona. The posts led fans to speculate that the pair were due to star as the legendary lovers Romeo and Juliet. Which now has been confirmed😊

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This news comes not long after Hollywood heartthrob, Tom Holland, was announced to play Romeo at West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre — ensuring the upcoming months will be rife with star-crossed romance from some of the industry’s top talent.

In addition to his thriving career, Connor has been a prominent figure in the LGBTQ+ community, often speaking out about his experiences as a gay actor. His current love life, however, remains wonderfully mysterious. While he prefers to keep his personal affairs out of the spotlight, it’s clear from his LGBTQ+ advocacy work that he is passionate about love in all its forms. Here’s hoping this potential new venture will be just as inspiring! Stay tuned for more updates.

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