The Light in the Piazza

$39-$199

The scene is set: Florence, summer 1953. American Margaret Johnson (Renee Fleming) and her daughter Clara (Dove Cameron) take in the wonder and awe of Florence. A fateful gust of wind whisks Clara's hat into the hand of a local dreamer...and it's love at first sight. But Clara isn't quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long.



Renee Fleming and Dove Cameron star in Adam Guettel's enchanting Broadway musical, which won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. Two-time Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell makes his LAO debut as the debonair Signor Naccarelli.

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Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series presented by Mark Cortale returns to Parker Playhouse in 2020. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers three intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by the Sirius XM Radio star, whom the New York Times dubbed a?oeThe Mayor of Broadway.a?? The series features three Tony Award winners and critically-acclaimed powerhouse talents: Kelli O'Hara (The King & I) on January 3, Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) February 22 and Santino Fontana (Tootsie) on April 3.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 5, 2019
One need venture no further than Street Theatre Company's Be More Chill a?" directed by Sawyer Wallace, it's one of the year's best musicals a?" for just such a theatrical adventure. Starring Seth Bennett, Briar Moroschak and Garett Scott, three up-and-coming performers for whom their futures seem unlimited, Be More Chill only recently closed out a Broadway run before its Nashville premiere, which continues through this weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
A musical love letter to Paris and NYC, Forbidden Drive, the debut music album from vocal powerhouse Jen Fellman with songs from the worlds of jazz, standards, Broadway, and French chanson, is released today 9/27 by Broadway Records.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkina?"accompanied by Adam Ben-David on pianoa?"will bring his newest theatre concert, Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, to San Francisco's Sydney Goldstein Theater (formerly the Nourse Theater) for one performance only onFriday, November 22, 2019 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, 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.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2019
Today's top stories: The Rose Tattoo begins previews tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Casting is complete for LA Opera's upcoming production of The Light in the Piazza. West End musical theater stars Rob Houchen, Liam Tamne and Celinde Schoenmaker, along with celebrated soprano Marie McLaughlin, join a formidable cast led by Renée Fleming, Dove Cameron and Brian Stokes Mitchell.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
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.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2019
Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, accompanied on piano by Sirius/XM® radio personality Seth Rudetsky, headlined Westport Country Playhouse's 2019 Gala, “Black & White Ball: A De-Lovely Evening,” on Saturday evening, September 14. The gala performance was a one-of-a-kind event as the pair shared stories and songs from O'Hara's life and career.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2019
Aaron Lazar is replacing Steven Pasquale in the upcoming Fox series, Filthy Rich. According to Deadline, Pasquale had to depart due to 'personal reasons.' Filming of the series began today.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell will make his LA Opera debut in the company's upcoming production of The Light in the Piazza. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
'West End Does' has announced, following a terrifyingly terrific Halloween Concert last year at the Fortune Theatre, that 'West End Does: Halloween' is back for its second year on Sunday 27th October (2pm & 6pm). With a Magical theme this time round, and an all star cast including John Owen-Jones (Les Mis, Phantom); Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie - Aladdin, West End); Carrie Hope-Fletcher (Heathers, Les Mis); Hiba Elchikhe (Aladdin Int. Tour, Fiver) & Rob Houchen (The light in the Piazza), this promises to be a unique and memorable event.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group, in association with The American National Theatre, present a new production of What The Jews Believe written and directed by Mark Harelik
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a?oeThe Jewish Princess Partya?? on Thursday, October 3rd at 9:30 PM. You're invited to the best Bat Mitzvah you've ever been to! Dust off your Tiffany heart bracelet and your Prada backpack (or your Sketchers, if you don't have a Prada backpack) and join some of Broadway's biggest stars to celebrate Jewish American women singers and songwriters from pop to rock to Broadway and everything in between! This is one party you don't want to miss!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2019
Fraser Entertainment Group's AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY will be back at LA's Rockwell Table and Stage with another new cast of performers. The celebration of the show tune songfest will take place on Tuesday, September 10th at 8PM (doors open at 6:30).
by Seth Tucker - Oct 9, 2019
Everything comes together with a swell of vitality in Arizona State University Music Theatre and Opera's production thanks to stars Mary Ott and Kathlynn Rodin, Music Director Greg Paladino, and Director Robert Kolby Harper.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Over the past eight weeks, The Circle Series has brought the theatre community together on Monday evenings to explore developing works and celebrate the classics in a new way. Concluding their first slate of staged readings, producers Circle in the Square Theatre School (Paul Libin, President; Susan Frankel, COO), Pigasus Institute, and Rachel Shuey will present three readings of developing works in October that each explore an historical figure in their own way. The readings are held at Broadway's Circle in the Square and are open to the public. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, with all proceeds benefiting Circle in the Square Theatre School.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the five award-winning artists who will lead the creative team for the world premiere of Swept Away.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2019
Today's top stories: casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Company, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Kristin Chenoweth and Cheyenne Jackson recently stopped by LA Opera's The Light in the Piazza! The pair posed for a photo backstage with Dove Cameron, before Chenoweth took to Twitter to gush over the production.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
by BWW Special - Oct 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Once On This Island, The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd and more!
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 16, 2019
The 19/20 theatrical season has seen several milestones for many of its area theatres but the biggest by far is the 70th anniversary of the company that helped pioneer the regional theatre movement in this country Arena Stage.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2019
Today's top stories: The Lightning Thief officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza!Renée Fleming and Emmy winner Dove Cameron star as Margaret and Clara Johnson, two American tourists in Italy. Their grand vacation plans take an unexpected detour when young Clara is swept off her feet by a local charmer. Brian Stokes Mitchell plays the role of Signor Naccarelli, the debonair father of a wealthy Florentine family.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2019
Today's top stories: La Jolla stages The Who's Tommy concert tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced its 2020 season. As we enter a new decade, our extraordinary line-up includes two world premieres and one Australian premiere, two musicals and festivals created by some of Australia's most talented theatre makers.
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2019
L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza! Get a sneak peek at the cast in action in the video!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2019
L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza! Get a first look at the production in the photos!
by Maria Nockin - Oct 13, 2019
On Saturday Evening, October 12, 2019, Los Angeles Opera presented Adam Guettel's THE Light In the Piazza. A musical theater work rather than an opera, Piazza provided the audience with a nostalgic excursion to Florence and Rome in the 1950s. For opera star Renée Fleming it was a tour de force as she not only showed onlookers various stages of her character's complete change of heart, but also gave us the glorious high notes and legato singing of opera along with the snappy repartee of musical theater. 
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 10, 2019
I've recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Addie Morales, who is currently in rehearsals for North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of West Side Story, where she'll be starring in the coveted role of Maria. Addie has previously played the role numerous times regionally at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Barrington Stage Company, Casa Mañana, and New London Barn. Her other regional credits include Tick, Tick, Boom at Playhouse Square and The Buddy Holly Story at Casa Mañana.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
In a UK-exclusive event Southbank Centre, in collaboration with Fane Productions, presents 'A Conversation with Dame Julie Andrews' on the afternoon of Saturday 2 November 2019. This one-time special event will see the beloved and much-honoured star of stage and screen Dame Julie Andrews discuss her highly anticipated memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, in conversation with acclaimed actor Alex Jennings at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Molly Lynch is currently in rehearsals for “Rodgers and Hammerstein (& Me Too)” which she brings to The Bread and Roses Theatre from July 30th - August 3rd fresh from a run of The Light in the Piazza” where she understudied the role of Clara and went on to great acclaim.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
SCAN NEW YORK and BOYS & GIRLS HARBOR in collaboration with GAY MEN'S HEALTH CRISIS and FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES are proud to present with Richard Allen and Taran Gray: BAYARD: A New Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara and Sirius/XM Radio Personality Seth Rudetsky Headline Westport Country Playhouse Gala
by Fiona Scott - Aug 29, 2019
Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker have both played leading roles in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera but never at the same time, until now. They now lead the cast of a concert version of Doctor Zhivago which will be performed at Cadogan Hall on 1 September. Ramin and Celinde spoke to BroadwayWorld about the show during their rehearsals.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
The Florentine Opera Company is excited to announce its 2019-20 Baumgartner Studio Artists a?" soprano Kathryn Henry, mezzo-soprano Meghan Folkerts, tenor Luke Selker and baritone Samuel James Dewese. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Fresh from the critically acclaimed run of Light In the Piazza at the Southbank Centre, and before they jet off for runs of the show at the LA Opera House and The Lyric Opera, Chicago, the Light in the Piazza ensemble are proud to present a concert of music close to their hearts, in London for one night only.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
For the opener of its 20th Anniversary Season, Showtunes is bringing this legendary work home to the theatre where it began. Join them as The Light in the Piazza returns to Seattle in one of the biggest concerts ever, featuring the full, Broadway orchestration.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2019
We're taking a look at the world inside a frame to celebrate World Photo Day with a look back at the Tony-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, which focused on Francesca Johnson's relationship with a National Geographic photographer when he arrives in Iowa. Get a peek inside the show's Broadway rehearsals as stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale perform the show's song 'One Second and a Million Miles' with the video below!
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 15, 2019
Hey there, teenage Baltimore! It's officially been seventeen years since Broadway audiences were first welcomed the the 60s with the opening of Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 15, 2002. To celebrate the special occasion, we're looking back what the nicest kids in town have been up to since leaving The Corny Collins Show, including Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, and more! Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2019
Earlier this year, on April 22, The Phantom of the Opera, reached a milestone that no other Broadway show has even come near. Phantom, the longest-running show in Broadway history, became the first Broadway show EVER to reach #13,000 performances. This is just one of many incredible achievements made by the show since it opened on Broadway over three decades ago.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Lambert Jackson Productions today announce full casting for Dr Zhivago a?" The UK Concert Première. Joining the previously announced Ramin Karimloo (Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lara Guishar) are Rhys Bailey (Young Yurii, Sasha), Maisey Bawden (Olya), Isabella Djuve-Wood (Young Lara), Emma De-Anne Edwards (Anna Gromeko), Darcy Jacobs (Young Tonia), Kelly Mathieson (Tonia Gromeko), Charlie McCullagh (Pasha Antipov, Strelnikov), Matthew Woodyatt (Viktor Komarovksy), and Trinity Laban Musical Theatre as the ensemble. The production takes place at Cadogan Hall, on Sunday 1 September, 2pm and 6.30pm.