A Gala Benefit For Lincoln Center Theater At The Vivian Beaumont Theater
Book by Craig Lucas
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Directed by Bartlett Sher
with Victoria Clark, Matthew Morrison, Kelli O’Hara and other original cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical
On Monday, April 4 at 6:30pm, the sun-drenched piazzas of Florence will return to the Vivian Beaumont Theater stage for one night only when members of the original cast of Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA gather for a 10th anniversary reunion concert which will also serve as LCT’s Annual Benefit.
Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is set in the summer of 1953 and tells the story of a mother (Victoria Clark) and daughter (Kelli O’Hara) traveling through Italy, the daughter’s romance with a handsome, high-spirited Florentine (Matthew Morrison), and the mother’s determined efforts to keep the two apart.
Clark, Morrison, and O’Hara will be joined by their fellow original cast members Michael Berresse, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Patti Cohenour, Beau Gravitte, Mark Harelik, Felicity LaFortune, and Joseph Siravo for the evening. The concert will be conducted by original musical director and co-orchestrator Ted Sperling.
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA opened at Lincoln Center Theater in April 2005 and enjoyed a long run of 540 performances. The musical won six 2005 Tony Awards including Best Actress (Clark) and Best Score (Adam Guettel), as well as Tony Awards for its orchestrations (Ted Sperling and Adam Guettel), sets (Michael Yeargan), costumes (Catherine Zuber) and lighting (Christopher Ackerlind).
This one-night-only event is a benefit for Lincoln Center Theater, with proceeds supporting LCT’s productions and education programs. Eric and Stacey Mindich are the Gala evening’s Co-Chairs.
For information about benefit tables and tickets, which include best orchestra seats to the concert and dinner with the company, please contact Karin Schall, Manager of Special Events, at email@example.com or 212.501.3251. Gala tickets start at $2,500. (At this time, concert-only tickets are sold out.)