Johanna Day, Annette O'Toole, et al. Set for Arena's Quality of Life
The musical, The Light in the Piazza, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and book by Craig Lucas based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer, will play Crystal City March 5-April 25. Molly Smith will direct an intimate, chamber version of this musical that won six Tony Awards (including Best Score). Maurice Hines choreographs and stars in Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, a musical revue, which will be presented at the Lincoln Theatre, April 9-May 30. Featuring a concept by Donald McKayle, based on Ellington's music, the show features musical and dance arrangements by Lloyd Mayers, vocal arrangements by Malcolm Dodds and Mayers, and original music direction by Mercer Ellington. Charles Randolph-Wright will direct. Written and directed by D.W. Jacobs, R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe is drawn from the life, work and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller. It will play Crystal City, May 28-July 4.For more information, visit www.arenastage.org.