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Encores! 2023

The Light in the Piazza

Theater

NEW DATES: Jun 21 – 25, 2023

Tickets start at $35

About

About

Wed – Fri | 7:30pm
Sat 2 & 8pm | Sun 2 & 7pm

An American mother and daughter living in the shadow of a tragic accident find joy, memories, and undreamt-of opportunities while on vacation in 1950s Florence. Heralded as a new direction for musical theater when it opened on Broadway, The Light in the Piazza won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for Adam Guettel, who—following in the footsteps of his grandfather Richard Rodgers—brought surprising chromatic complexity to his lush, 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-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles (The King & I, City Center’s Sunday in the Park with George) embark on a deeply personal exploration of the material, transmuting the musical’s drama of encounter across barriers of language, culture, and ability into something as essential as it is revelatory.

The Light in the Piazza is part of the 2023 Encores! season, our beloved, Tony-honored series of musical theater revivals helmed by Artistic Director Lear deBessonet, Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos, and Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell.

Check out the rest of the season: Dear World (Mar 15 – 19) and Lionel Bart’s Oliver! (May 3­­ – 14).

Dear WorldLionel Bart's Oliver!

 

Interested in VIP seats? Join the President’s Council starting at $2,500 and receive access to premium seats and other special benefits throughout the season. Please call 212.763.1257 or email PresidentsCouncil@NYCityCenter.org for more information.

 

Casting and programming subject to change.

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Tickets

Tickets

Cast & Credits

Cast & Credits

Book by Craig Lucas
Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co.
Owner of the original motion picture The Light In The Piazza
Based on the Novel by Elizabeth Spencer
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Directed by Chay Yew
Starring Ruthie Ann Miles

Encores! Artistic Leadership
Lear deBessonet | Artistic Director
Mary-Mitchell Campbell | Music Director
Clint Ramos | Producing Creative Director
Josh Clayton | Director of Music Administration & Score Restoration
Adrian Alea | Creative Associate

Creative Advisors
Camille A. Brown, Eisa Davis, and Robert O'Hara

Producer of Musical Theater
Jenny Gersten

Artists

Show Your Encores! Love

Show Your Encores! Love

For nearly 30 years we’ve watched our Encores! series bring a community together through a shared love of song and dance. Please consider making a gift today to support this beloved series.

Sponsors

Sponsors

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR ENCORES!
Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY CENTER
Ford Foundation logo
Howard Gilman Foundation logo

ENCORES! SEASON SPONSORS
Roz and Jerry Meyer
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ENCORES! IS PROVIDED BY
Margot and John Ernst
Marta Heflin Foundation
The Kaplen Brothers Fund
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
Daryl and Steven Roth
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc
The SHS Foundation
The Ted Snowdon Foundation

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Art by Ben Wiseman

Related Events

Related Events

DEAR WORLD
Mar 15 – 19, 2023

LIONEL BART'S OLIVER!
May 3 – 14, 2023