Full Casting Announced For the Chicago Engagement of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Starring Renée FlemingFull Casting Announced For the Chicago Engagement of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Starring Renée Fleming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

The full Chicago cast has been announced for the limited holiday engagement of beloved Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza, for ten performances only, December 14-29, 2019, at Lyric Opera House. The cast includes Renee Fleming and Rob Houchen, along with three-time Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings (Netflix's The Crown) and rising star Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton), as well as world-renowned soprano Marie McLaughlin, Broadway star Eric Sciotto (Something Rotten) and award-winning soprano Suzanne Kantorski. Additional casting includes West End talent Malcolm Sinclair, Rhona McGregor, Matthew Woodyatt and ensemble members Jordan Castle, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Molly Lynch, Tom Partridge and Monica Swayne. (more...)

Napa Valley Museum Announces Historic Work By Artist Frida Kahlo Highlights Upcoming “Pop-Up” ExhibitionNapa Valley Museum Announces Historic Work By Artist Frida Kahlo Highlights Upcoming “Pop-Up” Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

The Napa Valley Museum Yountville announces the opening on October 16 of an extraordinary two week a?oePop-Upa?? exhibition in the Spotlight Gallery: Les Femmes Surréalistes, featuring the original paintings of Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, and Leonor Fini among others. The exhibition celebrates the upcoming two day conference: Making HERstory: Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday a?" Reclaiming women in the arts, as well as the last two weeks of the Museum's landmark exhibitions: The Surrealist Revolution in America and Juanita Guccione: Otherwhere. (more...)

Alex Jennings and Solea Pfeiffer Join Renee Fleming in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in ChicagoAlex Jennings and Solea Pfeiffer Join Renee Fleming in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

Alex Jennings (Netflix's The Crown) and Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton) will join Renée Fleming in the limited Chicago presentation of The Light in the Piazza, for ten performances only, December 14-29, 2019, at Lyric Opera House (press opening Saturday, Dec. 14). Tickets start at $49 and are on sale now. The Chicago engagement follows the production's acclaimed run at the Royal Festival Hall in London this summer. (more...)

Renee Fleming Will Lead THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Sydney Opera HouseRenee Fleming Will Lead THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019

Renee Fleming will lead THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House August 14 a?' 22, 2020. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron In THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival HallEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron In THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the romantic musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, making its long-awaited London debut at the Royal Festival Hallon through 5th July 2019. Check out the video! (more...)

Review Roundup: Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZAReview Roundup: Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

The sumptuous and unforgettable romantic musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA makes its long-awaited London debut at the Royal Festival Hall, now through 5 July 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival HallPhoto Flash: First Look at THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

The sumptuous and unforgettable romantic musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA makes its long-awaited London debut at the Royal Festival Hallon 14 th June to 5 th July 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hale Centre Theatre Presents NEWSIESPhoto Flash: Hale Centre Theatre Presents NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Opening for its first time at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert is the high-spirited Broadway hit musical Newsies! Playing now through June 29th, 2019. Directed and Choreographed by Cambrian James, with Musical Direction by Elizabeth Spencer. Newsies is a major hit and Tony award-winning musical with book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menkin, and lyrics by Jack Feldman. Based on the 1992 musical film of the same name, which was inspired by the real life New York City Newsboys Strike of 1899. (more...)

BWW Review: Extra! Extra! Hale Theatre Center's NEWSIES Delivers!!!BWW Review: Extra! Extra! Hale Theatre Center's NEWSIES Delivers!!!
by Herbert Paine - May 24, 2019

Hale Centre Theatre's current staging of NEWSIES has all the crispness and vitality typical of a Cambrian James production ~ his well-conceived and executed direction and choreography, Lincoln Wright's musical direction, and a proficient and dynamic cast to boot, featuring Kade Bailey as Jack Kelly, the reluctant rebel. Runs through June 29th at the Hale Theatre Center in Gilbert, AZ. (more...)

BWW Review: Lushly Romantic THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Ushers in New Era for Street Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Lushly Romantic THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Ushers in New Era for Street Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 5, 2019

Craig Lucas' evocative libretto and Adam Guettel's lushly romantic (and Tony Award-winning) score, notwithstanding - and putting aside the momentous occasion of Street Theatre Company inaugurating a new theater venue - perhaps the most notable attribute of the Ernie Nolan-directed version of The Light in the Piazza debuting tonight is its stellar cast of artists who bring the show to life with such apparent ardor. Continuing through April 20, STC's The Light in the Piazza is beautifully sung and impressively acted by Nolan's impeccably cast ensemble in a production fairly redolent of mid-century Florence and it serves as the perfect introduction to STC's new home. (more...)

Alex Jennings Joins The Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZAAlex Jennings Joins The Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Scenario Two have announced that three-time Olivier Award winner and current BAFTA nominee, Alex Jennings (My Fair Lady, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Queen, Bridget Jones: The Edge, Babel, The Lady in the Van and most recently the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown and Unforgotten for which he has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor) will complete the cast for the London premiere of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. A stunning story about the life-changing thrill of first love, Jennings will play Signor Naccarelli the father of dashing Italian lover, Fabrizio. (more...)

BIG RIVER Opens At Hale Centre TheatreBIG RIVER Opens At Hale Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Opening for it's first time at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert is the acclaimed Broadway musical Big River! Playing April 4th, 2019 through May 11th, 2019. Directed by Tim Dietlein, Choreographed by Cambrian James, with Musical Direction by Elizabeth Spencer. Big River is a musical adventure with book by William Hauptman and music and lyrics by Roger Miller - Yes that Roger Miller. Based on Mark Twain's classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, it features country and bluegrass music styles to keep with the rustic and adventurous setting of the novel. (more...)

Renee Fleming Will Reprise Her Role in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in ChicagoRenee Fleming Will Reprise Her Role in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2019

The Light in the Piazza, starring four-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Renee Fleming as Margaret Johnson, is coming to Chicago. Additional casting including Broadway and West End stars to be announced soon. (more...)

Further Casting Announced THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Led by Renee Fleming and Dove CameronFurther Casting Announced THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Led by Renee Fleming and Dove Cameron
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Scenario Two have announced further casting for the London debut of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. The Light in the Piazza will be performed in a full staging at the Royal Festival Hall in a limited run of only twenty performances directed by Olivier award-winner, Daniel Evans, designed by Robert Jones with costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Mick Potter. The ravishing score will be played by the 35 piece orchestra of Opera North under the baton of Kimberly Grigsby, conductor of the original Lincoln Center production. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2019/2020 Season; THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, LOBBY HERO, and MorePalm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2019/2020 Season; THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, LOBBY HERO, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

A world premiere and four popular, critically acclaimed works make up Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2019-2020 season, it was announced today by Producing Artistic Director William Hayes. (more...)

BWW Feature:  What's Exciting on the Upcoming Maine Theatre Scene for 2019?BWW Feature: What's Exciting on the Upcoming Maine Theatre Scene for 2019?
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 6, 2019

It is the winter doldrums here in North Country, but what better way to combat those blues than to take in an entertaining, moving, or inspiring evening at one of Maine's fine theatre companies? And if not in winter, why not plan ahead by subscribing to some of these companies or buying seats for one of the many exciting upcoming events for 2019? To assist you in your planning, BWW offers these picks of the ten productions and company repertoire to which we look forward most. (more...)

BIG FISH Opens At Hale Centre Theatre this MayBIG FISH Opens At Hale Centre Theatre this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2018

Opening at Hale Centre Theatre on May 17 and playing through June 30, 2018 is the acclaimed Broadway musical Big Fish. Directed and choreographed by Cambrian James, with Musical Direction by Elizabeth Spencer, Big Fish is a family-friendly, delightful musical with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August. It is based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, and the 2003 film Big Fish written by August and directed by Tim Burton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hale Centre Theatre Presents NO, NO NANETTEPhoto Flash: Hale Centre Theatre Presents NO, NO NANETTE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert presents No, No, Nanette, a delightful Broadway musical by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel. The lighthearted romp transports us back in time to the roaring 1920's where we meet three couples in the midst of a blackmail scheme. We meet Tom who wants to marry Nanette, Jimmy who is secretly the financial benefactor to 3 single young ladies, unbeknown to his frugal wife, Sue. And finally Billy, who is tasked with cleaning up Jimmy's mess, helping Tom win over Nanette, and keeping his own wife, Lucille, from getting suspicious! (more...)

Podcast Roundup: Best Broadway Podcast's for the Week of Oct. 23rd featuring Jessica Vosk, Matthew James Thomas, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Ken Page, and MorePodcast Roundup: Best Broadway Podcast's for the Week of Oct. 23rd featuring Jessica Vosk, Matthew James Thomas, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Ken Page, and More
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 27, 2017

Here at BroadwayWorld, we love podcasts! So, starting today, we are going to be rounding up the best episodes of our favorite theatrical podcasts every week, so you can find them all in one place. (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA with 'Broadway Backstory' PodcastGo Behind the Scenes of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA with 'Broadway Backstory' Podcast
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 24, 2017

On Tuesday, October 24, Broadway Backstory podcast released the fifth episode of the show's second season. The episode covers the 2005 musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. The documentary-style podcast traces the show's journey from a 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer to musical idea briefly considered by Richard Rodgers and ultimately taken up by Rogers' grandson Adam Guettel. (more...)

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