top of page

ROMEO and JULIET coming Off-Broadway in a World Premiere Jewish adaptation

ROMEO and JULIET coming Off-Broadway in a World Premiere Jewish adaptation

ROMEO and JULIET coming Off-Broadway in a World Premiere Jewish adaptation this June 2019 at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street New York NY 10011). This unique production is adapted and directed by David Serero, who is also starring as Romeo. One family is Sephardic and the other one is Ashkenazi, featuring classic Ladino and Yiddish songs as well as some other surprises

The Cast includes Ashley Brooke Miller (Juliet), Lisa Monde (Lady Capulet), David Mohr (Rabbi Laurence), Matthew Zimmerman (Tybalt), and Patrick Clark (Mercutio).

Romeo and Juliet in a Jewish Adaptation

David Serero is widely known for his signature of theatrical adaptations, introducing classics to a broader audience with unique adaptations by adding what he calls his "touch of champagne." His recent adaptations are "Cyrano de Bergerac" featuring Jazz standards, "Othello" in a Moroccan style, "The Merchant of Venice" in a Sephardi style, and many more. David has also brought operas in a more accessible format (Don Giovanni, Nabucco, Nozze di Figaro) with unique adaptations, as well as bringing back to life essential works of literature such as The Jew of Malta, The Yiddish King Lear, and Napoleon by Stanley Kubrick.

Five unique performances:

Thursday, June 13th at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16th at 6 p.m. - Opening Night - Followed by After Party Tuesday, June 18th at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20th at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23rd at 6 p.m. - Closing Night - Followed by After Party Tickets are $26 and $36 (V.I.P. tickets including gold seating and access to the After Party). Performances will occur at the Center for Jewish History at 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011.

DAVID SERERO - Romeo / Director / Adaptor

Actor and baritone David Serero has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. At 38 years old, he has already performed over 2,000 concerts and performances worldwide, played in over 100 films, and recorded 20 albums. He entered the prestigious WHO'S WHO AMERICA for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the betterment of contemporary society. In 2019, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the Morocco Day Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Trophy of the Culture of Morocco. David Serero is a member of the RECORDING ACADEMY and the TELEVISION ACADEMY and a voting member of both the Grammys and Emmys.

He has given concerts in Paris at the PARIS OPERA GARNIER, OLYMPIA, EIFFEL TOWER; in New York at the LINCOLN CENTER, CARNEGIE HALL, TIMES SQUARE; in London at the ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC, WEMBLEY STADIUM; and in Moscow at the TCHAIKOVSKY HALL; in Amsterdam at the CONCERTGEBOUW, the BUDAPEST OPERA conducted by PLACIDO DOMINGO and more. He made his sold-out WEST END debuts at the Dominion Theatre. He has sung over 30 lead roles in Opera, Operetta, and Musical Theater. In 2012, David Serero performed Don Quixote from MAN OF LA MANCHA in Paris and the title role from the revival of Duke Ellington's only musical, Beggar's HOLIDAY, and starred in the cast album recording. In 2013, David performed with JERMAINE JACKSON in YOU ARE NOT ALONE, a musical written, directed, and produced by David Serero. He has also made and arranged I WISH YOU LOVE, an album of Jazz standards for Jermaine Jackson. That same year, David shared the cover of Theatre & Performances with Barbra Streisand in London and made his BROADWAY solo debut at the Snapple Theatre in New York. In 2015 and 2016, he played Off-Broadway the lead roles of SHYLOCK (MERCHANT OF VENICE) and OTHELLO's title role with both critical acclaims. In 2015, he performed two open-air concerts on TIMES SQUARE (New York) for BEST OF FRANCE in the presence of French President Mr. Francois Hollande. He also played NABUCCO (Nabucco) in New York and the title roles of DON GIOVANNI and RIGOLETTO at CARNEGIE HALL. He has recorded a Cast Album Recording of iconic roles such as Shakespeare's RICHARD III and World Premiere adaptations in his extensive discography.

During the 2017/2018 season in New York, David Serero starred as CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Rostand), DON GIOVANNI (Mozart), BARABAS (Marlowe's Jew of Malta), KING AHASUERUS (from the musical Queen Esther's Dilemma), KING LEAR (Jacob Gordin's The YIDDISH KING LEAR), NAPOLEON's title role from NAPOLEON by Stanley Kubrick.

For the 2018/19 season in New York, David stars in NABUCCO's title role, ROMEO (Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in a Jewish adaptation), FIGARO (Mozart's Marriage of Figaro), and OTTO FRANK (Anne Frank, a Musical).

In American Television, he has appeared in The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN), Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel), Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (N.B.C.), Six Degrees of Murder (Discovery Channel), Checked Out, On The Case with Paula Zhan (Discovery ID), Rabid Beast (Animal Planet T.V.), Suddenly Rich (TLC TV), Whistleblowers (Spike TV), Blood Feuds - Gangs of New York (Discovery Channel), We Speak N.Y.C., Crimes of Fashion (Discovery ID). More info on


Ashley Brooke Miller is a NY-based actor and recent graduate from Hofstra University with a degree in Theatre with minors in Musical Theatre and English. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ashley has appeared in several University productions and films and participated in sound designing, musical directing, and directing shows at Hofstra. She was most recently seen as Buckingham in Richard III during Hofstra 70th Annual Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include Elizabeth in Laundry and Bourbon (James McClure), Prince Edward in Henry VI Part 3 with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Amelia in The House of Bernarda Alba (Frederico Garcia Lorca), and Daisy in Student Body (Frank Winters). Ashley has begun writing a book of short plays and was awarded High Honors in her field of study for her completely original play trepidation.

DAVID MOHR - Rabbi Lawrence

David Mohr is a New York-based actor. He is best known for his Bat Mitzvah dancing in The Sitter. A graduate of Emerson College, he has had many incarnations, such as a motion picture editor and executive at HBO. He also directs, writes, is a musician, and does comedy; I think he has A.D.D. David has worked previously with David Serero in Truffle: A Dinner Murder Mystery and Napoleon by Stanley Kubrick. David Mohr is thrilled to work again with David Serero on his adaptation of Bard's great tragedy (Shonda). David Mohr's work can also be seen on YouTube and Vimeo in many web series, such as Quick Brick Tips.

LISA MONDE - Lady Capulet

Lisa began her acting, singing, and directing career in Europe. After touring various shows and working with renowned European theater companies, she moved to N.Y.C. to continue her pursuits. Lisa graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and the New York Film Academy. Since then, she has worked off-Broadway in various plays and musicals. Recent credits include Dali's Dream (Coco Chanel); Arsene Lupin VS Sherlock Holmes (AJ Raffles Holmes); The Elizabeth Taylor Story, musical (Elizabeth Taylor); Ghost Writers (Mary Shelley); Strangers in the Night, a Tribute to Frank Sinatra (Gale Storm); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hippolyta); Of Mice and Men (Curley's Wife); La Cage Aux Folles (Jacqueline); Dracula. Finding of a Shadow (Mina Murray); Teach Me How to Die (Poet). Lisa also appeared in the web series "Existentialism" and "Callie and Izzy." In 2018, Lisa landed a leading role in her first feature film - "The Most Dangerous Man U.V.X." by Future Proof Productions, set to premiere in October 2019. Lisa's portfolio has eight (8) C.D.s with original songs, many concerts, performances, and radio/T.V. broadcasts. She has produced, written (book and music), and directed eight staged musicals and seven plays.

MATTHEW ZIMMERMAN - Tybalt / Father Capulet

Matthew is an actor and director based in N.Y.C. Credits include Assassins (The Secret Theater), Even If It Gets Us Nowhere with The Social Club (Access Theater), Bedlam (Broadway Bound Festival), The Trial of Mrs. Surratt (Capital Fringe), "Master Harold"... and The Boys (Capital Fringe). Matthew spent three summers performing Shakespeare with The George Washington Foundation in historic Fredericksburg, VA, playing roles in Macbeth, King Lear, Cymbeline, and Henry IV, pt. I. Upcoming: Matthew directed the new comedy web series END OF DAY, premiering this summer, and will be joining the cast of Big River at Heartwood Regional Theater this summer. Thanks to David for the opportunity and family and Jord for the love, always.

PATRICK CLARK - Mercutio / Father Montague

Patrick Clark is thrilled to be a part of this new adaptation of Romeo & Juliet! Patrick recently performed in the premiere of a newly revised version of RAGS as Sal Russo at N.Y.U., where he just graduated with an M.M. in Musical Theatre. Before his N.Y.U. Training, Patrick received a B.F.A. in Vocal Performance from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Favorite regional: Mamma Mia, 42nd Street, Les Misérables. Patrick would like to thank David for this incredible opportunity.

Media Contact:

The Culture News

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
bottom of page