Piazza Party

Birdland
315 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com present the cast of The Light in the Piazza in Piazza Party. This concert kicks off "Summer In The City @ Birdland," a series of 7pm events featuring top Broadway stars, cabaret performers and songwriters at the legendary club. The talented cast of Broadway's The Light In The Piazza show their "lighter" side one last time before they end their successful run and scatter to the showbiz winds. It's an evening of fun, frivolity and fabulous singing starring David Burnham, Patti Cohenour, Aaron Lazar, Laura Griffith, Jennifer Hughes, and Felicity LaFortune, to name just a few. Andrew Byrne serves as musical director, and the event is hosted and directed by David Bonanno. Special surprise guests are also expected. The Light In The Piazza opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in April of 2005. With book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and direction by Bartlett Sher, Piazza won six 2005 Tony Awards -- for Best Score, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Sets, Costumes, Lighting and Orchestrations -- plus five 5 Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards. The musical, based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, is set in the summer of 1953 and tells the story of a mother and daughter traveling through Italy, the daughter's romance with a handsome, high-spirited Florentine, and the mother's determined efforts to keep the two apart.