Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Living on Love in April 2015

News   Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Living on Love in April 2015
 
Opera star Renée Fleming, who was seen this past summer in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's world premiere of Joe DiPietro’s Living on Love, will make her Broadway debut in that new comedy in April 2015.

Renée Fleming
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Producers Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman announced that Living on Love, starring four-time Grammy winner Fleming, will begin previews April 1 prior to an official opening April 20 at the Longacre Theatre.

Three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall will direct. (Tony winner DiPietro's new work is based on the play Peccadillo by the late Garson Kanin.)

"World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming takes to the stage as celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis," according to press notes. "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."

Tickets for the 18-week engagement, which ends Aug. 2, will go on sale to the general public Dec. 29.

This production, which also starred Fleming and was directed by Marshall, was first produced and presented in July 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.

The Williamstown production also starred Anna Chlumsky, Blake Hammond, Justin Long, Scott Robertson and Douglas Sills.

The creative team included scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer Michael Krass, lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski, sound designer Scott Lehrer and music coordinator Rob Fisher. The production stage manager was Brandon M. Kahn.

Additional Broadway cast and creative team will be announced at a later time.

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