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Jerry O'Connell Will Join Renée Fleming on Broadway in Living on Love

Joe DiPietro’s play is directed by Kathleen Marshall.

Jerry O'Connell completes the Broadway cast of Living on Love by Joe DiPietro.
Jerry O'Connell completes the Broadway cast of Joe DiPietro's Living on Love.
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Stage and screen favorite Jerry O'Connell has completed the cast of Joe DiPietro's Living on Love, a new Broadway comedy that will begin performances April 1 at the Longacre Theatre, with opening night set for April 20. Directed by Kathleen Marshall, the production stars acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming.

Living on Love is inspired by the Garson Kanin play Peccadillo, which tells the story of the celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis (Fleming), who hires a handsome young scribe (O'Connell) to chronicle her life when her maestro husband, Vito, becomes enamored with the young woman hired to ghostwrite his mostly fictional autobiography. This production made its debut in 2014 at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

O'Connell has been seen onstage in Seminar and American Hero. His many screen credits include Stand by Me and Jerry Maguire, along with the television shows Crossing Jordan and Sliders, among others.

Fleming makes her Broadway debut with the production. She and O'Connell (as Robert Samson) are joined by Douglas Sills (Lady, Be Good) as Vito De Angelis, Anna Chlumsky (currently starring in You Can't Take It With You) as Iris Peabody, Blake Hammond (First Date) as Bruce, and Scott Robertson (Choir Boy) as Eric.

The creative team includes Derek McLane (scenic design), Michael Krass (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Scott Lehrer (sound design), and Rob Fisher (music consultant).

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