‘And Juliet’s Lorna Courtney fills audiences with ‘upliftment, empowerment and inspiration’ as Juliet (EXCLUSIVE)


new jukebox music and Juliet Presents the pop culture works of the famous songwriter max martin, and delivers it on a perfect platter of broadway goodness The one who spreads smile on everyone’s face. The show, which transferred from London’s West End to Broadway this past fall, was nominated for an impressive 9 Tony Awards, with its star Lorna Courtney For Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. in talking to HollywoodLife In an exclusive interview, the 24-year-old gushes about her love for the musical, which focuses on a ‘what if’ scenario – if Juliet didn’t die at the end of Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet,

Lorna Courtney in ‘And Juliet’. (Matthew Murphy)

“What I love to do every night is inspire and uplift people, empower them and bring joy to people. You see it and you feel it. You feel it every night and it’s so much fun,” the Queens native smiled. “It doesn’t matter how tired I feel, how exhausted I am, I always have fun. The audience always ends up Stand up, dance, and it’s an amazing feeling. It makes you fall in love with the work again and again and again and again.

Swedish songwriter Max Martin writes hits Backstreet Boys’ to “I Want It That Way” Britney Spears’ to “Baby One More Time” katy perry’S “Roar.” and Juliet uses 29 of Martin’s original songs that every audience member will know and love as the songwriter is tied with George Martin for the most Hot 100 number-one songs as a producer, with 23 through 2021.

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Lorna Courtney in ‘And Juliet’. (Matthew Murphy)

Lorna said that her favorite moment in the show is when her Juliet bursts out to “roar”. “When there’s a quick transformation and I love glitter, I’m in a glittery dress, and I’m really standing in my truth, finding my voice,” she recalled. “And I get to be a pop star too. I’m lifted up on stage, there’s confetti everywhere. It’s a great moment.”

each character in and Juliet goes on her own journey of growth and self-empowerment, and Lorna notes that she thinks Juliet’s path details an important lesson in self-love. “She represents your choices and your decisions, and knowing that everything happens for a reason and trusting that,” The Best Actress nominee told HLbefore joking, “Plus, she starts at 14 and ends at 20, so there’s automatic evolution!”

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Lorna Courtney in ‘And Juliet’. (Matthew Murphy)

This interview is part of HollywoodLife Tony Contender series, in which we interview the biggest current stars on Broadway who are in contention for the upcoming Tony Awards on June 11, 2023.