Locked Out of Tony Nominations, Broadway's Living on Love Posts Closing Notice

Tony Awards   Locked Out of Tony Nominations, Broadway's Living on Love Posts Closing Notice
 
Having come away empty-handed from the 2015 Tony Award nominations, the new Broadway comedy Living on Love, which features opera star Renée Fleming, posted its closing notice and will play its final performance this Sunday, May 3.
Renee Fleming and Douglas Sills in <i>Living on Love</i>
Renee Fleming and Douglas Sills in Living on Love

The cast of the new comedy, previously seen at Williamstown, MA, features the Broadway debut of opera star and four-time Grammy Award winner Fleming as Raquel De Angelis with Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills as Vito De Angelis, Jerry O'Connell as Robert Samson, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky as Iris Peabody, Blake Hammond as Bruce and Scott Robertson as Eric.

The show will have played 21 previews and 16 regular performance at the Longacre Theatre.

Producers Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman issued a statement saying, “It has truly been an honor and a joy to bring this hilarious and touching new play to Broadway. It’s disappointing that we weren’t able to find a large enough audience during this overwhelmingly busy time of the Broadway season. We couldn’t be more proud of this amazing cast and creative team who made Living on Love a labor of love. We hope folks will get over to the Longacre to see their fantastic work before the final performance this Sunday."

Three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall directed. (Tony winner DiPietro's new work is based on the play Peccadillo by the late Garson Kanin.) Click here to read an interview with Broadway newcomer Fleming.

"The world’s most famous opera singer Renée Fleming plays the world’s most famous opera singer in this hilarious new screwball comedy," according to press notes. "When her larger-than-life maestro husband (Sills) becomes enamored with the lovely young lady (Chlumsky) hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, the diva retaliates by hiring her own handsome, young scribe (O'Connell) to chronicle her life as an opera star. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways."

The creative team includes scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer Michael Krass, lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski, sound designer Scott Lehrer and music consultant Rob Fisher.

Living on Love is produced on Broadway by Scott Landis, Philip Morgaman, Ryan Chang, TNT Dynamite Productions, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Glass Half Full Productions, Stephanie P. McClelland, Alix Ritchie/John Yonover and Gregory Franklin/Phil Kenny .

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 and at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street).

 


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