Tom Holland lands big US job after Romeo and Juliet success in what is being dubbed the hottest ticket in town

This week the Jamie Lloyd Theatre company spoke out against the torrent of racial abuse that has been directed towards the actress playing Juliet.

BRITISH megastar Tom Holland will light up the West End next month when he stars in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and now it has been revealed that the Jamie Lloyd production will also be heading to Broadway.

The Spider-Man star will appear as Romeo in the 12 week run at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London, before heading to the Great White Way later in the year.

No sooner was it announced that Tom Holland would be playing Romeo, the tickets sold out within a couple of hours
No sooner was it announced that Tom Holland would be playing Romeo, the tickets sold out within a couple of hoursCredit: PA

Ever since landing the Spider Man gig, Tom Holland has become one of Britain's biggest stars
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Ever since landing the Spider Man gig, Tom Holland has become one of Britain’s biggest starsCredit: Getty
Die hard British fans who wish to see their idol on stage, now have the chance to travel stateside if they are willing, as the London run is completely sold out.

Despite the hefty price tag with tickets costing around £200 each, insiders have described a frenzy at the box office, after seats sold out in under 2 hours.

will head to Broadway after its London run, with details to be announced in due course. While director Jamie Lloyd has made a name for his minimalist adaptations of classic texts, the headline grabber for what is essentially yet another production of Romeo & Juliet is undoubtedly its leading man. Fans can’t wait to watch the Marvel hero test out his acting chops up close and personal, and with tickets costing around £200, it’s an incredibly lucrative earner.”

But Tom, 27, is no stranger to theatre, as a child he wowed audiences with his dance talents starring in the West End musical, Billy Elliot, first as Billy’s friend Michael Caffrey, before moving into the main role of Billy aged 12.

Actress Franesca Amewudah who is best known for a role in TV’s Bad Education will star opposite Tom in the coveted role of Juliet.

Indeed this week the Jamie Lloyd Company hit out at the “barrage of deplorable racial abuse” that Ms Amewudah had received since she was unveiled as the leading lady this week.

Rising theatre impresario Jamie Lloyd, 43, has become the UK’s hottest stage director. His production of Sunset Boulevard starring Nicole Scherzinger opened to rave reviews last October and will also open on Broadway in September 2024.The actor is also known for his high profile relationship with US actress and singer Zendaya
The actor is also known for his high profile relationship with US actress and singer ZendayaCredit: Getty

The pair are often seen together on the world's glitziest red carpets
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The pair are often seen together on the world’s glitziest red carpetsCredit: Getty

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