Direct From Broadway, Tony Award-Winning The Light in the Piazza
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The last date listed for The Light in the Piazza was Saturday December 9, 2006 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Ahmanson Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $60.00 - $79.00
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One of Broadway's most loved shows of 2013, The Trip to Bountiful, comes to the Ahmanson stage, starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams & Blair Underwood -- the same trio who starred in the TV film version of the show earlier this year. Tyson and Williams both headlined last year's Broadway production, which earned Tyson every major theatrical award, including the Tony. The Trip to Bountiful has a simple, relatable plot that's both heart-wrenching and inspiring: A spry widow living in a cramped apartment with her watchful son and daughter-in-law sneaks off on a secret journey to her beloved hometown of Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip becomes a life-changing journey. This hit Broadway production -- a revival of the original 1954 production -- inspired The Wall Street Journal's theater critic Terry Teachout to say, "I've never been more deeply moved by a theatrical production of any kind." Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
“A must-see! The production is breathtaking.” —New York Magazine
“A great new musical that touches the heart and lifts the soul.”_ -New York Observer_
“The most romantic score of any Broadway musical.” _-The New York Times_
Direct from Broadway and the winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Score, The Light in the Piazza is the romantic new musical that brings together the talents of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas in an adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer’s charming novella, directed by Bartlett Sher.
This lush, dreamy musical finds Margaret Johnson on vacation in the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara, and Clara’s unexpected encounter with a handsome Florentine named Fabrizio. In Italy, true love and marriage abound in this contemporary, witty and elegant production.
Elizabeth Spencer’s first book, Fire in the Morning, was published in 1948 and her most recent, The Southern Woman, in 2001.
The Light in the Piazza, the first work to bring her widespread acclaim, was published in The New Yorker (which devoted an entire issue to its publication) and then was released as a novel in 1960. In adapting it to the stage, Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless) has distilled the novella to relate a poignant tale of two unusual young people who fall in love and to explore the essence of love itself.
The score by Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins, Saturn Returns) is romantic and passionate. He has written music and lyrics that reveal the feelings of all of the characters in The Light in the Piazza in soaring melodies.