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The Light in the Piazza

Closed July 2, 2006

Why See The Light in the Piazza?

The Light in the Piazza, 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.

With a book by playwright Craig Lucas (recently represented on Broadway by Reckless) and a score by celebrated composer Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins), The Light in the Piazza is one of the most eagerly-anticipated theatrical events of the season.

Previews from : 17th March 2005
Opened : 18th April 2005
Closed : 2nd July 2006

Audience:  The Light in the Piazza may be inappropriate for children aged 7 and under.  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Run time:  2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Show Times

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

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Additional Information


Opening night: 18 April 2005


2005 Tony Award Nominations
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical (Craig Lucas)
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Adam Guettel) WINNER
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark) WINNER
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Matthew Morrison)
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Kelli O'Hara)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Michael Yeargan) WINNER
Best Costume Design of a Musical (Catherine Zuber) WINNER
Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Christopher Akerlind) WINNER
Best Direction of a Musical (Bartlett Sher)
Best Orchestrations (Ted Sperling, Adam Guettel and Bruce Coughlin) WINNER

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