Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' lush musical about a single mother's transformative trip to Italy.
An American mother and daughter living in the aftermath of a terrible accident find joy, memories, and unheard of opportunities while on vacation in 1950s Florence. Celebrated as pioneering a new direction for musical theatre when it opened on Broadway, The Light in the Piazza received six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for Adam Guettel, for his sweeping, romantic songs, and took the adventurous step of including untranslated Italian lyrics and dialogue to better capture this cross-cultural love story.
Director Chay Yew (Cambodian Rock Band) and Tony Award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles (The King & I) lead audiences on a profoundly human exploration of the piece, transcending the musical’s drama of encounter across barriers of language, culture, and ability into something as necessary as it is revelatory.
With a book by Craig Lucas, based on the Novel by Elizabeth Spencer.