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The Light in the Piazza   

Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (4/18/2005 - 7/02/2006)
First Preview: Mar 17, 2005 Total Previews: 36
Opening Date: Apr 18, 2005    
Closing Date: Jul 02, 2006 Total Performances: 504

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Florence and Rome in the summer of 1953, with occasional side trips to America.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); LCT Musical Theater Associate Producer: Ira Weitzman; Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co.
World Premiere produced at Intiman Theatre Company (Bartlett Sher, Artistic Director; Laura Penn, Managing Director); World Premiere produced at The Goodman Theatre (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Schulfer, Executive Director)
Book by Craig Lucas; Music by Adam Guettel; Lyrics by Adam Guettel; Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer; Music orchestrated by Ted Sperling and Adam Guettel; Additional Orchestrations: Bruce Coughlin; Musical Director: Ted Sperling
Directed by Bartlett Sher; Musical Staging by Jonathan Butterell; Assistant Director: Sarna Lapine
Scenic Design by Michael Yeargan; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Assistant Scenic Design: Mikiko Suzuki; Assistant Costume Design: David Newell and Michael Zecker; Assistant Lighting Design: Michael J. Spadaro; Assistant Sound Design: Jeffrey Yoshi Lee; Hair and Wig Design by Jerry Altenburg
LCT General Manager: Adam Siegel; Company Manager: Matthew Markoff; Associate Co. Mgr: Josh Lowenthal
Stage Manager: Thom Widmann; LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Assistant Stage Mgr: Claudia Lynch
Conducted by Ted Sperling; Associate Conductor: Dan Riddle; Piano, Celesta: Dan Riddle; Concert Master: Christian Hebel; Violin: Christian Hebel, Matthew Lehmann, Sylvia D'Avanzo, James Tsao, Lisa Matricardi and Katherine Livolsi-Stern; Cello: Peter Sachon and Ariane Lallemand; Harp: Victoria Drake; Bass: Brian Cassier; Clarinet/English Horn/Oboe: Richard A. Heckman; Bassoon/Contrabassoon: Gili Sharett; Percussion: Billy Miller; Guitar/Mandolin: Andrew Schwartz; Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Rehearsal Pianist: Adam Ben-David; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Properties: Christopher Schneider
Casting: Janet Foster; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; LCT Director of Marketing: Linda Mason Ross; Dance Captain: Laura Griffith; Dialect Coach: Ralph Zito; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Poster Art: James McMullan; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Assistant to Mr. Lucas: Troy Miller; Production Assistant: Andrew Einhorn, Matthew Melchiorre and Melanie T. Morgan
Developed with the assistance of The Sundance Theatre Laboratory
Michael BerresseGiuseppe Naccarelli
Fabrizio's brother
David BonannoEnsemble
David BurnhamEnsemble
Victoria ClarkMargaret Johnson
Patti CohenourSignora Naccarelli
Fabrizio's mother
Beau GravitteRoy Johnson
Margaret's husband
Laura GriffithEnsemble
Mark HarelikSignor Naccarelli
Fabrizio's father
(Mar 17, 2005 - Sep 11, 2005)
Prudence Wright HolmesEnsemble
Jennifer HughesEnsemble
Felicity LaFortuneTour Guide
Michel MoinotEnsemble
Matthew MorrisonFabrizio Naccarelli
(Mar 17, 2005 - Sep 01, 2005)
Kelli O'HaraClara Johnson
Margaret's daughter
(Mar 17, 2005 - Dec 04, 2005)
Joseph SiravoPriest
Sarah Uriarte BerryFranca Naccarelli
Giuseppe's wife
Swings: Glenn Seven Allen and Catherine LaValle
Understudies: Glenn Seven Allen (Priest), David Bonanno (Giuseppe Naccarelli), David Burnham (Fabrizio Naccarelli), Patti Cohenour (Margaret Johnson), Laura Griffith (Franca Naccarelli), Jennifer Hughes (Clara Johnson), Felicity LaFortune (Signora Naccarelli), Catherine LaValle (Tour Guide) and Joseph Siravo (Roy Johnson, Signor Naccarelli)
Tony Award®
 2005 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
 2005 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Craig Lucas
winner 2005 Best Original Score [winner] 
 Music by Adam Guettel ;  Lyrics by Adam Guettel
winner 2005 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Victoria Clark
 2005 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Matthew Morrison
 2005 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Kelli O'Hara
 2005 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Bartlett Sher
winner 2005 Best Orchestrations [winner] 
  Bruce Coughlin
winner 2005 Best Orchestrations [winner] 
  Adam Guettel
winner 2005 Best Orchestrations [winner] 
  Ted Sperling
winner 2005 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Michael Yeargan
winner 2005 Best Costume Design of a Musical [winner] 
 Costume Design by Catherine Zuber
winner 2005 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [winner] 
 Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind
Drama Desk Award
 2005 Outstanding New Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
 2005 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Matthew Morrison
winner 2005 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Victoria Clark
 2005 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Sarah Uriarte Berry
 2005 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 
 Directed by Bartlett Sher
winner 2005 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 
  Ted Sperling
winner 2005 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 
  Adam Guettel
winner 2005 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 
  Bruce Coughlin
winner 2005 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Michael Yeargan
winner 2005 Outstanding Music [winner] 
 Music by Adam Guettel
 2005 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Catherine Zuber
winner 2005 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner] 
  Christopher Akerlind
 2005 Outstanding Sound Design [nominee] 
 Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners
music by Adam Guettel; lyrics by Adam Guettel
ACT 1 Sung By
Statues and StoriesMargaret Johnson and Clara Johnson (Margaret's daughter)
The Beauty IsClara Johnson (Margaret's daughter)
Il Mondo Era VuotoFabrizio Naccarelli
PasseggiataFabrizio Naccarelli and Clara Johnson (Margaret's daughter)
The Joy You FeelFranca Naccarelli (Giuseppe's wife)
Dividing DayMargaret Johnson
HysteriaClara Johnson (Margaret's daughter) and Margaret Johnson
Say It SomehowClara Johnson (Margaret's daughter) and Fabrizio Naccarelli
ACT 2 Sung By
AiutamiThe Naccarelli Family
The Light in the PiazzaClara Johnson (Margaret's daughter)
TiradeClara Johnson (Margaret's daughter)
Octet (Reprise) Company
The Beauty Is (Reprise) Margaret Johnson
Let's WalkSignor Naccarelli (Fabrizio's father) and Margaret Johnson
Love to MeFabrizio Naccarelli
FableMargaret Johnson