Who wrote the script for the musical & Juliet?

The narrative of & Juliet was crafted by David West Read, known for his work as one of the writers on the Emmy Award-winning sitcom Schitt’s Creek and as a showrunner on the upcoming Apple TV+ series The Big Door Prize. Despite his Broadway experience, evidenced by his play The Performers earning a andjuliet.org Audience Choice nomination for Best New Play, he brings a fresh perspective to &Juliet.

Swedish songwriter Max Martin, a prolific figure in the music industry, is the creative force behind the show’s music and lyrics. & Juliet stands as a pop musical with a score predominantly comprised of existing hit songs, with the exception of one original piece, all written or co-written by Martin. Renowned for his illustrious career, Martin has authored 25 Billboard Hot 100 number one hits, placing him third overall among songwriters following Paul McCartney with 32 and John Lennon with 26. Additionally, he has received 22 Grammy nominations as of 2020, and his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame attests to his significant contributions as both a writer and producer.