Orlando as Romeo !
DL fave Orlando Bloom has surfaced after a quiet period - in ROMEO & JULIET on Broadway, quite a prestigious gig. Orland at 36 is playing Romeo ! We here at DL had more or less written him off.
An old Romeo and a black (or mixed race) Juliet - not being ageist or racist or sexist, thats some odd casting ! - as the Capulets are black and the Montagues white.
Is Orland still a heart-throb? will the fans & the fraus turn up ?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/24/2013|
Isn't Orlando old enough to play Romeo's father by now? I mean, the kid is what, 15, 16?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/20/2013|
Too old for the part, doughy, tragic nipple placement, awful actor.
Who the fuck is Gondola Rashad?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/20/2013|
Once again R2, don't be ignorant.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/20/2013|
Orlando had his 15 minutes. He's been over for years. Never saw anything special in his screen presence or acting abilities.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/20/2013|
The casting is nothing new - WEST SIDE STORY is also a Romeo & Juliet knock-off where the Capulets are Puerto Ricans.
It takes determination though at 36 to follow in the footsteps of age-appropriate Romeos like Leonard Whiting or De Caprio.
For me Bloom is like Josh Hartnett or Joseph Fiennes - an actor who had his moment and has not lasted.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/20/2013|
I wish him well. He seems like a nice guy who wants to restart his career.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/21/2013|
What, no Aaron Taylor-Johnson?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/21/2013|
[quote]Orland at 36 is playing Romeo!
OP does sound like one of the 'Matt Bomer for Christian Grey' petition signers.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/21/2013|
Bloom looks young enough on stage (where you're at a distance) to get away with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/21/2013|
OP has evidently not seen the Leslie Howard version.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/21/2013|
Just watched a coverage about the play with a quick intervierw with Bloom and Gondola Rashad in Sky News, he looked good. He doesn't look as old as in photos. He looks seriously good as Romeo. The way he looks really fits the role.
And to R2, you really just embarrased yourself by labeling so and so an "awful actor" when at the same time, you stupidly letting us know that you don't know who Gondola Rashad is. I think that what R3 was referring to you as "ignorant".
Yes, Orlando Bloom is still a heartthrob. DL needs to give some space to some decent actors who are not you-know-who.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/23/2013|
Orlando never appealed to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/23/2013|
Her name is Condola with a C
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/23/2013|
[quote]Orlando never appealed to me.
I think that's exactly why he's still getting work.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/23/2013|
It's not selling especially well on Bway. Decent sales for Shakespeare, but not much for a "star" vehicle.
Are they marketing it as a limited run?
Cause it will be.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/23/2013|
Who do you suggest that would sell that tickets? Please answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/23/2013|
The report says it was a sellout in the opening night.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/23/2013|
At one point there were opening night tickets available at deep discount ($39) on TDF. That's not a sign of a huge hit. And Condola's mum, Phylicia, was in full sail at the opening! Beware pompous ladies!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/23/2013|
Colanda Rashad is Phylicia Rashad's daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/23/2013|
Orlando's reviews have been pretty good -- better than those for the staging -- so good for him.
He deserves a second chance. If it still doesn't work out this time, then stick a fork in him.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/24/2013|
R24. Condolences to Condola. She didn't come off so well in the reviews, and Mommy isn't so happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/24/2013|
Flop....closing notice goes up in 3...2...1
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/24/2013|
BAD reviews - no box office. I guess Orlando isn't the draw they'd hoped for - maybe he should have asked one of his hobbit friends to play Juliet.
It's a goner.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/24/2013|