The Light in the Piazza

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About This Show

The Light in the Piazza takes place in Florence, Italy, in the summer of 1953. A beautiful and innocent young tourist loses her hat in a gust of wind. It lands at the feet of a handsome young Florentine. They fall in love. As their relationship develops the girl’s mother must reveal the truth that will surely test that love. It’s Broadway’s newest love story–with a thrilling score filled with honest emotion and soaring romantic melodies.

This new musical features music and lyrics by Adam Guettel winner of the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, and a book by Craig Lucas. Bartlett Sher directs.

The Light on the Piazza received 6 Tony Awards including Best Score (Adam Guettel) and Best Leading Actress in a musical (Victoria Clark).

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 30min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: April 18, 2005 Final Performance: July 2, 2006

Theatermania Review

| | April 18, 2005
Adam Guettel has supplied a generous number of jubilant songs for his adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer’s 1960 novella.

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