Lincoln Center Sets Dates for Musicals Piazza and Dessa

News   Lincoln Center Sets Dates for Musicals Piazza and Dessa Lincoln Center Theater has set the dates for the two original musicals it will producer in 2005, Dessa Rose, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' The Light in the Piazza.
A scene from the Intiman Theatre production of A Light in the Piazza
A scene from the Intiman Theatre production of A Light in the Piazza

Piazza will play the Vivian Beaumont beginning March 18 for an April 18 opening. Dessa Rose will fill the Mitzi E. Newhouse beginning Feb. 17 and open March 21.

Piazza, based on Elizabeth Spencer's novella, has played critically acclaimed runs at both Seattle's Intiman Theatre and, more recently, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Dessa, based on a novel called 'Dessa Rose,” is set over the course of the 1800s and concerns two historical women: A runaway slave and a woman who helps her to freedom. La Chanze will star.