Piazza will play the Seattle theatre May 30 through July 19. It's an especially busy time for singer-actress Clark, who will step into the role of Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown on January 28 for a three-month stint.
Clark created the role of Alice Beane in the Tony Award-winning musical Titanic. Her other Broadway credits include roles in Cabaret, How To Succeed in Business without Really Trying, A Grand Night for Singing and Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway she was seen in Marathon Dancing, and Clark also starred in a regional production of Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordon's State of Independence. Her screen credits include "Law & Order," "The Cradle Will Rock," "Aladdin," "Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Anastasia."
The Light in the Piazza is a fairy tale romance about the love affair of an American woman — who is not all that she seems — with an Italian man in Florence. Craig Lucas, currently associate artistic director of the Intiman, wrote the book with music and lyrics by Guettel.
Guettel is primarily known for the critically-hailed and widely-produced Floyd Collins. His other works include Saturn Returns: A Concert. Lucas' many plays include Prelude to a Kiss, Blue Window, The Dying Gaul and Stranger. Last year, he premiered This Thing of Darkness at New York's Atlantic Theater. For information about the Intiman Theatre, call (206) 269-1900 or visit http://www.intiman.org.