Chalk up one more Broadway transfer for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, following the current Bradley Cooper starrer The Elephant Man and last season’s The Bridges Of Madison County. Fleming, one of the most celebrated opera stars singers of her generation, will make her Broadway debut this spring in Joe DiPietro’s opera-centric comedy Living On Love. The show was presented at the famed summer theater this past July. Kathleen Marshall reprises as director.
It’s described this way: “When Vito, larger-than-life conductor and husband of world-renowned soprano Raquel De Angelis’, 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.”
The new play is based on Garson Kanin’s 1985 swan song, Peccadillo. The producers are Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman. The 18-week run is slated to being performances April 1 at the Longacre Theatre, with opening night on April 20.