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Kit Connor just announced his next big role & the gays are gonna need a minute

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twink boyfriend Romeo?A new production of Romeo and Juliet is headed to Broadway this fall, featuring Heartstopper breakout Kit Connor and West Side Story‘s Rachel Zegler as its titular leads.And if that wasn’t enough to get the theater gays going, the show –– stylized as Romeo + Juliet, a lá Baz Luhrmann –– is directed by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold and will apparently be a musical, with compositions by Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey‘s go-to producer pal Jack Antonoff.

Subscribe to our newsletter for your front-row seat to all things entertainment with a sprinkle of everything else queer.The play’s biting tagline is “The youth are f**ked.” But it sounds like the gays will be well-fed!Rachel Zegler and Kit Connor will star in a modern-day adaption of ‘ROMEO + JULIET’ on Broadway this Fall.Music made by Jack Antonoff.

pic.twitter.com/Z7ttIgxVHJIn an image that accompanied the announcement, Connor and Zegler (who identifies as pansexual) are pictured embracing on the ground in modern-looking streetwear.The two stars previously teased the announcement on Instagram by cryptically posting “R” and “J” on their respective profiles.Fittingly, their palpable angst seems to hint at the direction Gold plans to take the William Shakespeare classic. “With the presidential election coming up in November, I felt like making a show this fall that celebrates youth and hope, and unleashes the anger young people feel about the world they are inheriting,” he said in a statement.The whole thing sounds like a Broadway gay’s wildest dream come true.

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