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Renowned Opera Star Renée Fleming to Make Broadway Debut in New Comedy Living on Love

Joe DiPietro's play is inspired by Garson Kanin's Peccadillo.

Renée Fleming as Raquel De Angelis in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Joe DiPietro's Living on Love
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Acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring in the new comedy Living On Love by Joe DiPietro. The comedy, directed by Kathleen Marshall, begins performances April 1 at the Longacre Theatre, with opening night set for April 20. The 18-week engagement runs through August 2.

Living On Love is inspired by the Garson Kanin play Peccadillo, which tells the story of the celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis, who hires a handsome young scribe to chronicle her life when her maestro husband Vito becomes enamored with the young woman hired to ghostwrite his mostly fictional autobiography.

The full cast and creative team list will be announced in the coming months. This production made its debut in 2014 at Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it starred Fleming alongside Justin Long, Anna Chlumsky, Blake Hammond, Scott Robertson, and Douglas Sills.

Fleming is a four-time Grammy Award winner and one of the major stars of the opera world. She received the National Medal of Arts in 2013 and, in 2008, became the first woman to solo-headline an opening night gala at the Metropolitan Opera. She returns to the Met stage this New Year's Eve in a new production of The Merry Widow, directed by Susan Stroman.

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