Piazza's Light to be Dimmed on Broadway, July 2

The Lincoln Center Theater production of the critically acclaimed Tony-winning musical, The Light in the Piazza, will end its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street) this Sunday, July 2. 

With book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and direction by Bartlett Sher, The Light in the Piazza won six 2005 Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Actress in A Musical – Victoria Clark (the most of any play or musical this season), five 5 Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.

The musical, based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, is set in the summer of 1953 and tells the story of a mother and daughter traveling through Italy, the daughter's romance with a handsome, high-spirited Florentine, and the mother's determined efforts to keep the two apart.  It began previews on Thursday, March 17, 2005 and opened on April 18, 2005.  As of this Sunday, it will have played 36 previews and 504 performances.  A national tour, starring Christine Andreas, Elena Shaddow and David Burnham, will launch in August in San Francisco.

The show's current cast includes Michael Berresse, Sarah Uriarte Berry, David Bonanno, David Burnham, Victoria Clark, Katie Clarke, Patti Cohenour, Beau Gravitte, Laura Griffith, Prudence Wright Holmes, Jennifer Hughes, Felicity LaFortune, Catherine LaValle, Aaron Lazar, Michel Moinot, Adam Overett, Peter Samuel, Chris Sarandon, Joseph Siravo and Diane Sutherland.  The musical has sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Christopher Akerlind, sound by ACME Sound Partners, orchestrations by Ted Sperling and Adam Guettel, music direction by Ted Sperling and musical staging by Jonathan Butterell

Visit www.lincolncenter.org for more information.



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