Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Opera Diva Coming to Broadway Boards
Renee Fleming, star of the New York Opera world, will be making her Broadway debut this coming spring. The four-time Grammy winning singer will be starring as fictional opera star Raquel De Angelis in a new comedy by Joe DiPietro entitled Living on Love. The Broadway production, a world premier being directed by Kathleen Marshall, will begin previews on April 1st and open April 20th at the Longacre Theatre. The production will run through August 2nd. Here's how the producers are billing the show: "World-renouned soprano Renee 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."