Two more stars have been announced for the forthcoming concert version of The Light In The Piazza at Alexandra Palace Theatre.
Amara Okereke (My Fair Lady) as Clara Johnson and Jordan Luke Gage (Bonnie and Clyde) as Fabrizio Naccarelli will join Broadway star Elena Shaddow (La Cage Aux Folles, The Bridges of Madison County, Nine, Fiddler on the Roof) as Margaret Johnson.
Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas’ Tony Award-winning musical will play one night only at Alexandra Palace Theatre on 27 November 2022.
Based on the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the show tells the story of Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, who is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara – a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman – loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. But as events unfold, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own hopes as well.
The concert will be directed by Charlotte Conquest and conducted by Alex Parker.