World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming makes her Broadway debut in a new comedy, taking to the stage as celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis in this riotous romp of operatic antics.
Longacre Theatre Opening Night - April 20 2015
(l-r) Jerry O'Connell, Renée Fleming, Douglas Sills and Anna Chlumsky in Living on Love. Photo by: Joan Marcus
ABOUT THE SHOW
World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming takes to the stage as celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis. When Vito, her larger-than-life maestro husband, becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, Raquel retaliates by hiring her own handsome, young scribe to chronicle her life as an opera star. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways in this brand new hilarious comedy by Joe DiPietro.
This production marks the Broadway debut of legendary 4-time Grammy Award-winner Renée Fleming, who is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Her most recent New York City appearance was in December/January at the Metropolitan Opera, starring in The Merry Widow.
The play’s source material is Garson Kanin’s final work, a comedy he wrote and directed called Peccadillo, which was produced in Florida in 1985 starring Christopher Plummer as Vito.