This was just released. Not the sort of casting news you would expect:
U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN B. MALONEY TO APPEAR
ON-STAGE WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th Congressional District Takes on Supernumerary Role in American Ballet Theatre Production of Romeo & Juliet, Monday, June 10 at Metropolitan Opera House
From the floor of The Capitol Building to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Representative from New York’s 12th
District, will appear with American Ballet Theatre as a supernumerary in ABT’s production of Romeo and Juliet
on Monday evening, June 10.
Congresswoman Maloney will take her place as one of the “bodies” at the Capulet family crypt in the ballet's third act as Romeo enters to mourn the loss of his beloved Juliet. The scene remains one of the most dramatic in ballet as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers learn their tragic fate.
Carolyn B. Maloney was elected to Congress in 1992 and serves as a senior member of both the House Financial Services Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Maloney is the Ranking House member of the joint Economic Committee and serves as a Regional Whip in the House Democratic Caucus.
Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
will be given eight performances beginning Monday evening, June 10. Set to the score by Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet
features scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis and lighting by Thomas Skelton. The ballet received its World Premiere by The Royal Ballet in London on February 9, 1965 and was given its ABT Company Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on April 22, 1985. American Ballet Theatre’s performances of Romeo and Juliet
are generously underwritten through an endowed gift from Ali and Monica Wambold.
Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2013 Metropolitan Opera House season, beginning at $20, are available online, at the Met box office or by phone at 212-362-6000.
The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th
streets in New York City. For more information, visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org