The Verdict: Critics Review Broadway's Living On Love Starring Renée Fleming

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Broadway's Living On Love Starring Renée Fleming
Living on Love, the new comedy from Tony winner Joe DiPietro that stars Renée Fleming, officially opened on Broadway April 20 at the Longacre Theatre.
Renée Fleming in <i>Living on Love</i>
Renée Fleming in Living on Love

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

In addition to Fleming as Raquel De Angelis, the cast also features 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.

Reviews for the production follow:


Associated Press Financial Times

The Hollywood Reporter

NBC New York


New York Daily News

New York Post

New York Times

Time Out New York

USA Today



The Wall Street Journal

The Wrap


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.

The 18-week engagement ends Aug. 2. Over 100 seats are set aside to be sold for $25 at every performance.

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, by calling (212) 239-6200 and at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street).


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