Friday, November 9

Soprano Renee Fleming and Disney's Dove Cameron making London debuts in Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' musical The Light In The Piazza"

Breaking news this morning is that world famous soprano, Renee Fleming and Disney  star Dove Cameron are making their London debuts playing  Margaret and Clara Johnson in Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' a musical "The Light In The Piazza"! Directed by Daniel Evans, artistic chief of Chichester Festival Theatre, the musical  features a 40-piece Opera North orchestra and will run for 20 performances at the Royal Festival Hall from June 14th until July 5th.

Based on a 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the story is  about  Southern women Margaret and Clara Johnson, a mother and daughter holidaying in Florence in 1953, and the wealthy American woman’s attempts to marry off her daughter to a handsome young Florentine. Clara, is a beauty. who was kicked in the head by a Shetland pony as a girl , affecting her mental development.

Renee Fleming has recorded everything from complete operas, orchestral works, and classical songs to jazz, indie rock and the soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings.

Dove Cameron is best known for playing both title characters in Disney's Liv and Maddie for four seasons, as well as starring in Disney's Descendants as Mal, the misunderstood daughter of the wicked  Maleficent's . She  also appeared on NBC's Hairspray Live!, as Amber von Tussle, and in the film Barely Lethal with Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson. It was recently announced that she will star as Cher Horowitz in an off-Broadway adaptation of the classic comedy, Clueless!

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