According to a spokesperson for the actress, Clark will now play the role of doting mother Margaret Johnson through July 2. She will, however, begin a six-performance schedule on Feb. 28 in order to spend more time with her young son. Beginning Feb. 28, Clark will no longer play Tuesday or Wednesday evening performances. Her role will be played on those evenings by Patti Cohenour, who usually plays the part of Signora Naccarelli.
Victoria Clark received a 2005 Tony Award for her performance in The Light in the Piazza. Her other Broadway credits include Cabaret, Urinetown, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls and A Grand Night for Singing. Among Clark's screen credits are "Cradle Will Rock," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Sweeney Todd in Concert." As a director, she recently helmed the 92nd Street Y's "Lyrics & Lyricists" series Serenade in Blue: The Mack Gordon Song Calvacade.
The Light in the Piazza is a love story of a young American woman, Clara (Katie Clarke), who, while on holiday, falls for a young Italian man. When the young woman's mother (Victoria Clark) learns of the affair, she initially opposes it for reasons known only to her. The musical is set in Florence and Rome in the summer of 1953.