Romantic Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza gets a special concert production this November at Alexandra Palace Theatre in London.
The concert stars multi-award winning Broadway actress Elena Shaddow (The Bridges of Madison County), alongside two of the West End’s brightest new stars: Amara Okereke, who recently took the West End by storm as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum; and Jordan Luke Gage, who enjoyed great reviews earlier this year in Bonnie and Clyde at the Arts Theatre.
Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas’ Tony Award-winning musical will play one night only at Alexandra Palace Theatre on 27 November 2022.
What is the story of The Light in the Piazza?
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.
Who is in the cast of The Light in the Piazza?
Broadway star Elena Shaddow (La Cage Aux Folles, The Bridges of Madison County, Nine, Fiddler on the Roof) leads the cast as Margaret Johnson. Amara Okereke (My Fair Lady) stars as Clara Johnson, with Jordan Luke Gage (Bonnie and Clyde) as Fabrizio Naccarelli
Further cast to be announced.
Who is the creative team of The Light in the Piazza?
The musical is written by Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas. The concert is directed by Charlotte Conquest and conducted by Alex Parker.
Venue InformationAlexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way , London, N22 7AY
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