Renée Fleming Will Lead a North American Tour of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Renée Fleming will reprise her starring turn in The Light in the Piazza in the United States this fall. Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical will be directed by the UK's multiple Oliver Award-winning Daniel Evans.
The production will play previously announced runs at the L.A. Opera October 12-20, 2019 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago December 14-29, 2019. Further, the production is actively assembling a touring schedule for the 2020-2021 season. Learn more at www.lightinthepiazzathemusical.com and www.bbonyc.com/show/the-light-in-the-piazza/.
Renée Fleming's co-stars from the London production will join her for selected engagements. In Los Angeles, Dove Cameron (Disney Channel) will play Clara Johnson and Tony Award Winner and Broadway Legend Brian Stokes Mitchell (Broadway's Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Macha, CBS TV's "Fam") will play Signor Naccarelli.
British musical theater star Rob Houchen will make his U.S. debut as Fabrizio Naccarelli, the young charmer who captures Clara's heart. Mr. Houchen is currently appearing as Marius in Les Misérables: The All-Star Staged Concert in London's West End. He recently performed Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza at Royal Festival Hall, and has appeared in Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre and sang the title role in Candide in Concert at Cadogan Hall.
Appearing as Signora Naccarelli is Marie McLaughlin. The distinguished Scottish soprano has performed leading roles with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden and the major opera houses of Europe.
Liam Tamne will take on the role of Giuseppe Naccarelli, Fabrizio's irresponsible older brother. His West End appearances include Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, Enjolras in Les Misérables, Link Larkin in Hairspray and Fiyero in Wicked.
Dutch-born actress Celinde Schoenmaker will perform the role of Franca Naccarelli, Giuseppe's long-suffering wife. Her West End appearances include Fantine in Les Misérables and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, and she can also be seen as Elton John's wife Renata Blauel in the recent bio-pic Rocketman.
The cast will also include Malcolm Sinclair as Roy Johnson, Matthew Woodyatt as the Priest and Rhona McGregor as the Tour Guide.
The talented ensemble includes Simbi Akande, Danny Becker, Jordan Castle, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Molly Lynch, Tom Partridge and Monica Swayne.
Fall in love with the sumptuous and unforgettable romance of The Light in the Piazza in a lavish new production. This breathtaking love story will sweep you off your feet and into a beautiful, sun-drenched Italian piazza in the 1950s for an evening of soaring emotion and "the most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story" (The New York Times).
Florence. Summer 1953. As American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the city's wonders, a fateful gust of wind whisks Clara's hat into the hands of local dreamer Fabrizio Naccarelli... and it's amore at first sight. But is Clara everything she appears to be? Or are there secrets in the shadows?
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