A Broadway musical celebrating the music of producer and songwriter Max Martin started previews on Friday (October 28) and to kick things off, the complete cast recording is now available on streaming services. Among other hit pop songs, the set features a new version of Kelly Clarkson’s massive 2004 hit song, “Since U Been Gone” performed by the show’s star Lorna Courtney along with Kelly.
& Juliet will open at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City on November 17. In addition to “Since U Been Gone,” the track listing also includes beloved pop songs such as Adam Lambert’s “Whataya Want From Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Confident,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time,” Backstreet Boys’ “Larger Than Life,” Celine Dion’s “That’s The Way It Is,” Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and many more.
The show reimagines the classic Shakespeare play Romeo & Juliet, picturing what life would have been like for Juliet had she not ended it for Romeo. Tickets for & Juliet start at $79 and are available through andjulietbroadway.com.
“I love what the song does for people, I love that it was very different in demo form sent to me. Behind the scenes, it was not so fun to record because of situations I won’t talk about, because I won’t sell people out,” the American Idol alum and talk show host told Billboard in 2020.
“But I will say, my favorite memory, if I’m being more positive about it, was the fact that I got to show up to a video shoot and completely trash an apartment, and that was my job,” she continued. “That video was possibly one of my favorite videos ever to make, because literally I just got to just have rage, and just break stuff all day long.”