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Living on Love - 2015 - Broadway

World-renowned soprano Renee Fleming takes to the stage as celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis. When Vito, her larger-than-life maestro husband, becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, Raquel retaliates by hiring her own handsome, young scribe to chronicle her life as an opera star. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways in this brand new hilarious comedy.

This production, which also starred Ms. Fleming and was directed by Ms. Marshall, was first produced and presented in July 2014 in Williamstown Massachusetts by the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Jenny Gersten, Artistic Director) by special arrangement with Scott Landis, Philip Morgaman, Bob Bartner, Roger Berlind, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Glass Half Full Productions, and TNT DynaMite Productions.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

Longacre Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
220 West 48th Street Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Living on Love


Theater Review: A Domesticated Renée Fleming in Living on Love - Vulture
Living on Love, as directed by Kathleen Marshall, is tacky and weirdly downmarket, as if divas and maestros could only be made palatable to contemporary audiences by turning them into frenetic buffoons...And while Sills has the craft and comic experience to scale up his performance to Broadway levels, I'm sorry to say he's the only one of the four leads who can convincingly project this weak material to the back of the house...It is certainly very strange to report that Fleming, one of the great operatic sopranos of the last three decades, cannot. She is lovely, she is game, and you always sense her niceness. But these qualities domesticate Raquel's monstrousness; she isn't fierce enough to make her middling antics funny...What's oddest is that, without music, Fleming can't seem to find a natural shape for her lines...This distinction becomes clear when, after teasing us with snippets of arias throughout the play, Fleming finally lets loose with a whole song: "Always." Now we realize what we've been missing.

Review: Renée Fleming Plays Against Type in ‘Living on Love’ - New York Times
Renée Fleming seems like far too nice a woman to be playing a diva...Even screeching and preening like a peacock in mating season, Ms. Fleming glows with good nature, good sportsmanship and the reassuring sanity of a hostess at a fancy dress party who knows that all these silly high jinks shall pass. If such amiability makes Raquel less a monster than the script dictates, it also makes the show less a chore to sit through...DiPietro's version seems more like a forgotten bottom-drawer comedy from the 1930s...in fairness, everybody in "Living on Love" appears to be having a fairly good time...Though most of the jokes are so tired you expect them to nod off by themselves, the cast delivers them with go-for-broke gusto...It's only when [Fleming] sings...that Raquel becomes the passionate, larger-than-life figure she is said to be. The glimpse of real grandeur in that voice makes this trifle of a play seem even smaller. ... Raquel (Fleming) and her husband (Mr. Sills) belong to the breed of outsize, badly behaved theatrical couples who have been showing up at least since the salad days of George S. Kaufman and Noel Coward...


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2015
The new screwball comedy Living on Love, is the season's first post-Tony nomination closing announcement after receiving no nominations this morning. The show  will play its final performance on Broadway this Sunday, May 3, 2015 after 21 previews and 16 regular performances at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street, NYC). Living on Love is written by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. 
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2015
Today's New York Times In Performance video features Renee Fleming and Douglas Sills who currently star inJoe DiPietro's new Broadway comedy LIVING ON LOVE, based on the play 'Peccadillo' by Garson Kanin.
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 26, 2015
Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming just made her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell,Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall. Living on Love opened last night, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and below, you can check out interviews with the full company after they took their first official bows!
by Caryn Robbins - April 24, 2015
Broadway's Douglas Sills can now add 'superhero' to his highly impressive list of accomplishments.
by TV - Red Carpets - April 21, 2015
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet before the curatin went up, and below, you can check out interviews with James Snyder, Montego Glover, Matthew James Thomas, Laura Michelle Kelly and more!
by Walter McBride - April 21, 2015
Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming just made her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell,Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall. Living on Love opened last night, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below!
by Walter McBride - April 21, 2015
Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming just made her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell,Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall. Living on Love opened last night, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals below!
by Michael Dale - April 21, 2015
Joe DiPietro's new comedy pits a legendary conductor against his opera diva wife.
by Linda Lenzi - April 21, 2015
Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming just made her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love opened last night, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the after party below!
by Review Roundups - April 20, 2015
Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming makes her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love opens tonight, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Meet the Cast - April 20, 2015
Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming makes her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love opens tonight, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company!
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015
Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming makes her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love opens tonight, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 13, 2015
Living on Love is currently in previews and opens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the musical below!
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2015
Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming makes her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love is currently in previews and opens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
by Walter McBride - April 5, 2015
Broadway's newest comedy Living on Love, written by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, is currently in previews at the Longacre Theatre, with opening night set for Monday, April 20, 2015. The production stars four-time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming, Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2015
Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming makes her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love begins performances tonight, April 1, 2015 and opens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2015
Today's New York Post Page Six shares comments from legendary opera star Renee Fleming, who will make her Broadway debut in LIVING ON LOVE on April 20th at the Longacre Theater.
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015
Though the new screwball Broadway comedy Living on Love begins performances on April Fools' Day, it's no joke that the play's producers are offering $19.57 tickets, including a LIMITED number of orchestra and mezzanine seats, at the first three performances only, April 1 through April 3. The special ticket price is a nod to the setting for the play - the glamorous world of New York City in 1957 when music, culture, & style reigned supreme.
by TV News Desk - March 16, 2015
Jerry O'Connell stopped by today's "LIVE' to chat with Michael Strahan and co-host Taraji P. Henson about the Broadway play LIVING ON LOVE