Renée Fleming Says Living on Love Is Aiming for Broadway

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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, says the production is aiming for Broadway.

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In an interview with Little, Fleming said, "Right now we’re waiting on a Broadway theater to become available…I’ve got to tell you, I’m super-happy. I feel very fortunate to be able to broaden what I’m doing in this way. It’s a real gift. I’ve been singing opera now for almost 25 years, so it’s time to think about other things. I can concertize for a long time, and I have a lot of options, which is very exciting."

About the Williamstown experience, she added, "It was really fun and very challenging for me…I was so ignorant that I didn’t even realize how hard farce is, because it’s all about timing and things have to go very quickly. I also didn’t realize what happens when you’re not supported by music. It’s a different part of your brain."

The cast also included Anna Chlumsky, Blake Hammond, Justin Long, Scott Robertson and Douglas Sills. Three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall directed.

"World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming takes the festival stage as celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis," according to Williamstown press notes. "When her husband, the fiery and egomaniacal Maestro Vito De Angelis, becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his long-delayed autobiography, Raquel retaliates by hiring her very own—and very handsome—ghostwriter to chronicle her life as an opera star. As the young writers try to keep themselves out of the story while churning out chapters, the high-energy—and high-maintenance—power duet threatens to fall out of tune for good."

Tony winner DiPietro's new work is based on the play Peccadillo by the late Garson Kanin. 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.

No official announcement about a Broadway production has been made.

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