Maya Boyd Taking Over ‘& Juliet’ Title Role on Broadway — Just as Soon as She Graduates College (EXCLUSIVE)

Maya Boyd will take over the title role in Broadway’s “& Juliet.”

She joins the cast directly from the company of “Merrily We Roll Along,” where she made her Broadway debut earlier this year while simultaneously completing her senior year at the University of Michigan. But there’s something Boyd has to take care of before she assumes the lead in the new show. She’ll take a break from rehearsals to return to Ann Arbor, Mich. to graduate from college.

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Lorna Courtney, the show’s Tony-nominated original Juliet, will play her final performance in the Broadway company on May 12. Courtney has been with the show for more than two years, playing Juliet in the show’s North American premiere in Toronto in 2022 and originating the role on Broadway.

In addition to Boyd, the current cast includes Olivier winner David Bedella, Tony nominee Betsy Wolfe, Austin Scott, Justin David Sullivan, Charity Angél Dawson, Ben Jackson Walker and Philippe Arroyo.

“& Juliet” imagines what would happen next if Juliet hadn’t ended it all over Romeo, and instead got a second chance at life and love. Nominated for nine Tony Awards including best musical, the production features a playlist of pop music’s hitmaker, Max Martin, including “Since U Been Gone,” “Roar,” “I Want It That Way,” “Confident” and more.

The full creative team for the Broadway production includes David West Read (book), Max Martin & Friends (music and lyrics), Luke Sheppard (direction), Jennifer Weber (dhoreography), Bill Sherman (musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements), Soutra Gilmour (scenic design), Paloma Young (costume design), Howard Hudson (lighting design), Gareth Owen (sound design), Andrzej Goulding (video and projection design), J. Jared Janas (hair, wig and makeup design), Dominic Fallacaro (orchestrations) and Haley Bennett (music director).

U.S. casting is by Stephen Kopel and Carrie Gardner, CSA. The show was produced on Broadway by Martin, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, Jenny Petersson, Martin Dodd and Eva Price.

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