||[10 Nov 2004|02:48am]
Sarah Uriarte Berry will join Victoria Clark and Kelli O'Hara in the upcoming Lincoln Center Theater production of the Adam Guettel/Craig Lucas musical The Light in the Piazza. She will play bitter Italian wife Franca, a role played in all previous mountings by O'Hara.
Berry is playing the title role in New York City Opera's production of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein's Cinderella, beginning performances this week. She has previously appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast and Taboo. She also starred in the tour of the Royal National Theater's production of Carousel and appeared in the pre-Broadway tryout of Thoroughly Modern Millie, in which she played Dorothy.
Based on the 1960 novel by Elizabeth Spencer, The Light in the Piazza unfolds in Florence and Rome in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of a successful American businessman, is traveling abroad with her daughter Clara, a beautiful young woman who is not all that she seems. Clara's chance encounter with a young Italian develops into a passionate love affair that Margaret opposes for reasons only she understands.
The Light in the Piazza, directed by Bartlett Sher, is scheduled to begin performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on March 17 in preparation for an April 18 opening.
|PIAZZA WINS 3 JEFFERSON AWARDS!
||[10 Nov 2004|03:19am]
36th annual Joseph Jefferson Awards in Chicago:
PRODUCTION — MUSICAL
Annie Get Your Gun, Marriott Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof, Drury Lane Oakbrook
The Light in the Piazza, Goodman
A Little Night Music, Chicago Shakespeare
The Sound of a Voice, Court
Romeo and Juliet Musical, Chicago Shakespeare and Second City Theatricals
Winesburg, Ohio, About Face
ACTRESS IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE — MUSICAL
Victoria Clark, The Light in the Piazza, Goodman
Deborah Lew, West Side Story, Marriott
Susie McMonagle, Annie Get Your Gun, Marriott
Nicole Parker, Romeo and Juliet Musical, Chicago Shakespeare and Second City Theatricals
Barbara Robertson, A Little Night Music, Chicago Shakespeare
Christopher Akerlind, Electricidad, Goodman
Christopher Akerlind, The Light in the Piazza, Goodman
Ken Billington, A Little Night Music, Chicago Shakespeare
Ben Ormerod, Rose Rage, Chicago Shakespeare
T.J. Gerckens, The Secret in the Wings, Lookingglass
Jaymi Lee Smith, Yellowman, Next
Diane Ferry Williams, West Side Story, Marriott